Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

I am having a Studio sale until July 31st on my entire shop. After purchase please wait for a revised invoice.
*sale excludes custom items*


"Luscious" earrings

Banana lip balm

Lip Balm

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My first Tandem skydive

Skydiving July 2009

All suited up and saying "Goodbye, Land"

Skydiving July 2009

Seconds before the jump. My face was completely squished by the goggles. Very uncomfortable feeling.

Skydiving July 2009

In the air two thumbs up! over 10,000ft in the air!!!

Skydiving July 2009

Checking my altitude, about to pull the cord of my parachute. The wind is so strong your face is plastered to the back of your head. Look at the flesh of my poor cheeks!

Skydiving July 2009

The shoot opens and we fly back.

Skydiving July 2009

Back on the ground. This shot is super cool, maybe Top Gun just missing the fighter jet ;)

Friday, July 17, 2009

A day off looking back to another day off...

In a last minute decision yesterday I decided to take today off. I had a very stressful week both professionally and personally and I just needed to sleep in and recharge my batteries. Perhaps you can call this a mental health day ;)
Two weeks ago I had the Monday off, instead of Canada day. You see working in finance means that you close the books and not take a day off even if it is a national holiday. Anyway, Amy and I traveled, got lost, and eventually found our way to Blue mountain for a overnight little get away.
We were a bit confused to walk around the Blue Mountain village wondering what people do at night there. Well I thought this is when you get your sweater, sit on the cool chairs and talk the night away. We are used to always search for entertainment and some kind of stimulus that not doing anything is a foreign concept.
My new promise to myself is to try to find the calm and peace in a Friday night in, just me, myself and the cat. Stop rushing and always pushing forward, looking constantly for more and wanting more. I will learn how to be thankful for all that I have, all that I have achieved and be at peace with myself.

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain village in the Summer

Blue Mountain

The village and I

Blue Mountain

Step 1 taking a moment!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What is in a goal...

Are we supposed to have a very specific plan in life?
One that specifies accomplishments and deadlines?
A friend of mine just had her baby and it comes exactly at the age she planned to have it at and around the birth date she had picked out for it.
Is that too much?
I don't have a plan, I don't have a set goal of where I want to be and at what specific age. The only thing I plan on planning for is retirement since it involves monthly savings starting now and a little investment will get you a long way if you plan right. But when it comes to being married by this age, having a child by this age and basically mapping out my life I haven't done that. I don't intent to do it either, but does that set me back?
Is marriage an accomplishment, a milestone that would make me into me or is living my life and trying to think outside the box a better description of myself? Am I falling behind because I am 25, single and with no intention to settle? I am starting to move forward in my career and I consider that an accomplishment. Developing the way I see the world and how I think through experiences and education are a better definition of who I am than anything else. I don't understand how some people see being single as a set back, and all that I strive for should be to meet a man. To be honest I want to meet the man, but just not a man in order to meet some deadline set out by society and meeting him will be an extension of who I already am not my entire being.
Blue Mountain