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Life Lately


I’ve been neglecting my blog big time this semester, I even haven’t had time for my weekly Friday Fitness Recaps! Below is some of the stuff that is going on with me! SCHOOL The classroom portion of this semester is over and next week I begin student teaching in a Grade 5 class! This semester was a doozy but I survived,…

Apollo’s Infected Foot Saga


There’s something I haven’t been talking about the past couple of weeks, my little border collie Apollo is once again nursing a foot injury. It started off with a simple little tear on his left pad. Earlier this summer he sliced off his right pad on our fence which was another saga of infection and antibiotics, but this time the tear was smaller than…

Livin’ Carefree


Doing the name change paired with the warm summer days  got me thinking about the original inspiration for Betty LIVIN. Betty was for my Jeep Wrangler that I was absolutely obsessed with and LIVIN was after the Dazed and Confused quote “Just keep livin’! L-I-V-I-N!” That quote always struck a cord with me. I fell in love with the movie when…

Getting Focused with TruBrain


I have been mentally exhausted balancing school work, student teaching, two part time jobs and squeezing in workouts. By 3 p.m. there isn’t enough coffee in the world to wake my brain up and over the course of this past year I’ve discussed struggling with maintaining my energy and focus for a full day. A nootropics company called TruBrain approached…

Saying Goodbye to My Wonderful Grandpa


When I was a girl of 10 my father was killed suddenly in a car accident. A couple days after the accident my entire extended family was gathered at my home and I saw my grandpa sitting off in the corner. My grandpa was the toughest guy I knew, a Korean War Vet and farmer, I knew that he was…

Mentally Tough


I’ve always known I’m a strong woman but I learned how much grit I had this past week. As I’ve said before, I’m pretty overwhelmed this semester with a heavy homework load, class schedule (so many group projects) and working two part time jobs. Oh- and running errands, preparing meals, cleaning my house, spending time with my grandparents, trying to…

Life Lately.


Hello dear readers! Besides my Friday Fitness Recaps you may have noticed a lack of posts this month. January is always my most boring month. I spend way too much in December on adventures that I have to reel it in for a month or two to get caught up and I hate it! But on top of that my…

2015 Year in Review


2015 was a year that I will always remember! It was year of big life changes, of happiness for one sister and devastation for another, of travel and adventure, and of acceptance. LIFE  2015 was a year of transitions for me. Ryan and I downsized our home and I was finally able to quit my job and go back to university…

One year older and so much wiser


What a difference a year makes! On this day last year I turned 30 and I was miserable. I talked about how I felt like I spent my 20s not doing the things I wanted to do and I stated; “I want to spend my 30s breaking out of the mould and really figuring out who I am, what I’m passionate about,…

Free to Be Me- I’m Loving School


I’ve been asked a lot for an update on school so I figured it was time to write about it. I had a really awesome thought today, I’m the happiest and most stress free I’ve been since my Dad died when I was 10. This is from a combination of factors; financially we’re able to pay the bills on time,…

Working Out; The Struggle is Real


Remember how I thought I would have so much more free time as a student to easily fit in my workouts? Was I ever wrong. Now that I have a part time job on campus with the Wellness department, I am now on campus from 8-3 every day and still have to fit in homework, a workout, and all the…

What NOT to do when injured


Guys, I have been a sulky baby. I’ll admit it even though it’s embarrassing. After I hurt my foot and was laid up for four weeks I spiralled. I did it behind closed doors and put on a brave face at work and for friends, but I was very upset. My foot is on the mend and the ultrasound showed…

I’m Going to be a PE Teacher!


Ladies and Gents- it’s official- I am going to be a PE Teacher! My resignation has been filed, my admission accepted,  and classes registered for September. I will finally be pursuing my dream career at the University of Lethbridge  this fall! Long time readers have likely read my long time dream of being a PE teacher and coach. I talk…

Older But Not Wiser


Everyone, today is my birthday- my 30th birthday. I had originally taken the day off to head to the mountains for some xc skiing or hiking but after spending two sick days at home and still feeling crappy, I opted to save my vacation day and come to work instead. Woop-dee-doo. I’ve been working on this birthday post for weeks…

4 Tips for Hosting Dinner Guests with Food Restrictions


It’s the holidays! Time for music, crowds, parties and food! As someone with food restrictions, going to dinner or a party at someone’s house is a bit of a gamble as to whether I’m going to eat or not. I am gluten & lactose intolerant which restricts a lot of dishes and because I’m not comfortable asking the hostess to…

Need to Find My Passion


After another summer of being stuck indoors I have come to the absolute final conclusion that working a full time desk job is truly not for me, and I will never find happiness or contentment with my life if I’m stuck indoors in front of a computer. Funny thing to hear from a blogger, but blogging takes a small amount…