Journal Entry 008



Two weekends ago I had to head out of town for a lovely wedding in Collingwood, Ontario. Friends of ours from high school tied the knot on a crisp sunny day and even the swans came out to celebrate (it's true, there were swans in the lake behind the procession). This weekend, two of our closest friends are getting married in Trout Creek, Ontario. Their venue is a beautiful rustic barn that I've only seen in pictures but heard great things about. And between all these weddings - what could I possibly be up to in the meantime, you ask?

Oh, just moving into our new house. 

Wait, what? Now in all honesty, had you told me that I was a) going to buy a house this fall and have to teach myself all the tedious steps of doing so, and that I was b) going to be moving into our new house between two weddings, I'd have laughed in disbelief. Now, as I write this half of my belongings are being transported into and out of storage, so in an effort to grasp onto what little stability I can right now, I'm putting some time into this journal post. 

Am I a big fan of change? No. Have I had great experiences with moving in the past? No. Did I have any idea what I was getting into when I decided to buy a house? Definitely not.

BUT as I'm a natural researcher, the moment I was motivated to get serious about house shopping I knew I had to deal with my learning curve. I made a ton of phone calls, consulted friends and coworkers who had recently purchased homes, and printed out a bunch of documentation to make a "house buying" binder. To be honest, the core resource that had me continuously going back to it for reference was this first time home buyers' guide. And the main lesson I took out of the whole ordeal is that it always seems impossible until it's done. 

Anyway, it's been a crazy few weeks and I can't wait to get all settled in our new home. So without further ado, journal entry 008.

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What I'm loving lately 

these pet fountains that i'd never go a day without in my home - here or here 
this web series featuring the rock stars of love, relationships and personal-growth
this compelling case study on why working from home should be standard practice

this article that distinguishes between passion and purpose
an infographic that breaks down the science of happy families
this article that argues we should all stop telling people we know how they feel
my new iphone 8 case that I absolutely adore  
this comfy beanie that i'm dying to grab in preparation for the winter
this tv show that - if you haven't seen yet, you must be living under a rock  
this song that i just can't get out of my head
this article of mine being published by thought catalog!  

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What I'm grateful for

changes of environment
feeling appreciated for your work
the fostered ability to self-soothe
celebrating with old friends
making big moves
learning how to garden
the shedding of old skin
staying organized
cutting out the excess
curious + loving kitties
hand holding
late-night creative ideas
a blank canvas
new opportunities for growth


Words to use more often

pragmatic: of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations, realistic, matter-of-fact, reasonable; 
impart: to make known, tell, relate, disclose, to give, bestow, communicate;
inquisitive : given to inquiry, research, or asking questions, eager for knowledge, intellectually-curious;
ostensibly: outwardly appearing as such, professed, pretended, apparent, seemingly, evident, or conspicuous; 
abate: to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, lessen, diminish, reduce, decrease;


QUOTE of the day

A drop of ink can make a million think.
— Lord Byron


hope you're having a wonderful week!
will catch up with you soon,