So, its 3am. And I’m awake. So you know what that means. Other than the fact that my body clock is wayyyy out of wack from working some insane hours last week — it means I am having an epiphany.
All my late-night or early-morning wake-ups (when I don’t have to be up) happen for a reason. This one was because I woke up and the first thought out of my brain was a giant epiphany.
I’m not going to lie, its been a little bit weird coming home from Vancouver. I grew up here, and even though I moved away to go to University, this is the first time I’ve changed my permanent address and physically moved myself into a permanent home that is not the one I grew up in.
And it was great — and definitely the right decision — but there is a certain amount of nostalgia when you come back to a place that you left after 24 years of life there.
The online community that we are all involved in is a lovely one, but can be relatively impersonal at times. At other times it can seem all too personal. Balancing your life outside of blogging and the life you lead in the blogging, running, twitter and other (read: sweatpink, fitfluential and girls gone sporty) communities can be tough.
The following is a list of 13 bloggers who have made my journey so far that much better, whose blogs I make the conscious effort to read as often as possible, and who are all incredible women I would love the chance to sit down for a coffee with in 2013.
I clearly had trouble coming up with an appropriate name for this post. It’s kind of a mish-mash. I hope you were all safe and responsible last night. I was at home on the couch with wine and multiple episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
I’m leaving on a jet plane! I’m psyched to go home and see these lovable loons that I am lucky enough to call family. I even get to see the puppy!
I hope you are all out enjoying your New Years! I will be at home in bed with my stretched out weird neck trying to relax, most likely with a glass of wine! Here is my chosen recap of the year 2012, in numbers.
I’m writing to you from a state of relative immobility. I had a fantastic weekend. Yesterday I saw Amaluna which I will be telling you all about soon. Today, I met with a good friend and my photographer for upcoming exciting things blog related Nathalie. She’s the greatest.
After I got home, I was cleaning the tub, because Manfriend always does it so I thought I would be nice. In the process, I wrenched my shoulder and pulled a muscle somewhere in my neck. Ouch.
Today has been a much better day than most of the rest of the week. I’ve got my peppermint mocha (crazily modified because I work at Starbucks and make each drink so complicated), I’ve got my BexLife blissed in tank, my new lululemon sweater from an amazing Manfriend, my bottle of water, and Cat Stevens playing on my Itunes. I’m feeling a lot more refreshed. And this afternoon I get to go see Amaluna at Cirque de Soleil. It’s my first Cirque show. I’m excited.
Of course, your support and endless tweets, emails and comments have made a huge difference. Thank you for all your love and words of encouragement. Know that anytime you need me I’ll be here for you too! And speaking of love, this December myself and Live Travel Eat and Run got a lot of love the internet over, and I’m here to share those links with you!
I have something to tell you all.
And its difficult.
I’m usually very light-hearted and humorous here and even when times are tough I throw a smile on my face and draw a funny picture in Paint that is horrendously bad. But I never want to LIE to you. That’s just not what I’m about, and its certainly not what this blog is about. And its definitely not the message I want Live, Travel, Eat and Run to be or become. So forgive me for the sombre note today’s post will strike.
I am not going to be running the WDW Half-Marathon, because I won’t be in Florida.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wanted to post about for the end of this year. I toyed with a recap post, summarizing what I feel I have learned and achieved. I thought about lists and bullet points — but I am not sure that it is the actual events of the year that made an impact — or the attitude adjustment and change in view that came with it.
Running my first race was obviously something I will never forget, and Michelle and I and this picture are forever tied together through time (sorry Michelle, good luck getting rid of me, ever)
I apologise for the slight delay in the announcement of the winners for last week’s Local Artist Giveaway but I have a good reason for it, and its pictured here. Introducing my beautiful shiny Vancouver Emergency Room bracelet which I can add to my collection. It is blue, and was more comfortable than most.
I would say I’m accident prone but I think the word I’m looking for is more allergy-prone. Who knew what it was this time. The best guess any of us has is chili peppers. So let’s add it to the list. All I know is one bite and I was in the emergency room, so I’m playing it safe from here on out. Eight minutes total from triage to a bed, so you know that they didn’t want to mess around. Believe me, epipens and ambulances are NOT fun. Nor is leaving work. Ugh. Saturday was not a shining moment in my life. But, it happened, and now its over.