September 25, 2012

September 2012

Major changes occurring around me has forced me to become contemplative about my life. (More than usual, anyway.) What are my life and career goals? Where do I see myself in five to ten years? I've always had a general idea, a certain path I'd like to follow but if I think too hard about the future, it can be a little overwhelming and frightening.

It can also be frustrating, as I certainly did not expect to be where I currently am at this point in my life. I'm sure there are many people in their 20s who feel the same way; I've seen enough articles in the media about how young adults are struggling in this economy. I know quite a few people who are job searching, myself included.

I will attempt to stay positive and fight the good fight, because what is the alternative? I've always been one to think that everything happens for a reason and things will work out eventually, so I will continue to cling to that belief even when things are tough.

These pictures are from my trip up north during the labour long weekend. There was a day trip to the Bruce Peninsula, which was gorgeous beyond words - blue skies and clear water for as far as the eye could see. There was a stop at the blueberry farm, but the highlight was the pick-your-own tomatoes. I love tomatoes and at the height of the tomato season, I can't help but eat them raw because they're so flavourful and I don't want to tarnish their perfection. I eat them like a fruit! (Because they are a fruit. Ba da bum.)

Here's a picture of a sunflower field. I will let you in on a secret: I love sunflowers because they make me happy. Hopefully this puts a smile on your face too, as it does to mine.

A major change that happened: one of my closest friends got herself hitched this month.

I am not what you would call a sentimental person, but I could not stop the tears from leaking throughout her wedding day. Two other good friends and I made a pact to not cry during our speech together (we've all known each other since high school - 13 years of friendship and counting) but once I heard one of their voices cracked, I was a goner. I had to force myself to pull it together and to not lose it in front of a room of 130 people. A beautiful, emotional day filled with laughter, dancing and boozing.

Congratulations, Jen!

I have one more friend getting married at the end of this month and I am hoping once all this wedding craziness is over, I will have time to putter in the kitchen again. Stay tuned.


  1. Yay for staying positive!  :)  Things will work out in their own way.

    I also feel like there are some things I thought I would be doing by the time I am this age.  Some things didn't work out the way I wanted to; however, overall life is good.

    That's a great picture of Jen.  Good to see you at the wedding - we should hang out sometime, maybe KW!

  2. Hi there,

    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.

    I was looking for blogs about the Bruce Peninsula to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!