Hello, me or: What the past eleven months have taught me

I’ve come to realize a few things about myself since moving to Las Vegas this past January. Some good, some bad (but that’s the way it goes).
  1. I almost always need to be doing something creative. Otherwise, I feel lost and not like myself.
  2. I cut my hair to my shoulders and wonder why I didn’t do it sooner.
  3. I am even more of a nerd than I thought I was (and proud of it)
  4. I really am tired almost all the time regardless of how much or how little I slept the night before.
  5. Not all friends are meant to be in your life forever, and that’s okay.
  6. Photography makes me unbelievably happy.
  7. It is possible to complete the 50 Book Challenge
  8. Not working was fun for the first few months, but now I’m just getting tired of it and am very anxious to get a job and swing back into a routine.
  9. No matter how tight you are with your best friends, thousands of miles in between is still a hell of a lot to bear.
  10. You think you couldn’t love a person more, until you marry them and your heart feels like it could burst from it all. (I can only imagine how much further it grows when children first come into the picture).
  11. I have a little OCD in me; I just needed my husband to bring it out of me.
  12. The bigger the cup of tea the better.
  13. I always wanted a sister, and it’s been amazing having one who lives so close to me (my other sister-in-law is back in Toronto, before which she was in Vancouver and Scotland).
  14. I am definitely not a person who can stay up late.
  15. I am more traditional that I thought; I have come up with a few traditions that I want my husband and I to start re: christmas and anniversaries.
  16. It will probably take me a few years before I begin to miss snow.
  17. I like bright coloured lipstick, like in the photo above.
  18. I have more patience that I thought.
  19. I have high expectations when it comes to work environments; mainly I want to work with nice, fun, hardworking, friendly people. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.
  20. I still have an obsessive need to write lists.

Hello December…

Hello December and your drop in temperatures. Hello warmer jackets and wind blown hair, hello Christmas parties and too much food. Hello to homemade gifts and wrapping presents, egg nog and christmas tree scented candles. Hello to dreams of nights spent cuddled on the couch watching movies with my hubby.

Breathing in Fall

I love that it’s the time of the year when a scarf is the perfect addition to my outfit; as soon as the temperature cools down it’s unusual to find me without one. I probably own twelve of them and am always swooning over others any time I see them in-store.

It is definitely beginning to feel like fall here, but boy am I craving just a quick taste of an Ontario fall day; the bright reds and oranges of the trees and that scent in the air that whispers FALL. Just a reminder, that’s all I need.

We’re settling in nicely to the new home and I’ve already fallen in love with the mid-day light hitting the bed and shining across the corner of the living room floor where my cat sleeps away the afternoon in the warm sun. Life may have not changed (just our address) but a feeling of calm has fallen on my shoulders and settled in for a long, welcome stay.