After the August I’ve had, I’m really thankful for Thursdays where I can spill my thoughts and not have to worry about the blogging rules like catchy headlines or evergreen content or anything like that.
The truth is, since coming home from vacation, blogging has been pretty far from my mind.
I’m currently working on three awesome campaigns (and am so lucky to do so) and sometimes that becomes difficult when life gets in the way. When life sucks, I have to suck it up and go to work and do my best, but blogging is my hobby, and so it’s one of the first things to fall off when ish hits the fan.
I don’t think I’ve felt so anxious, so constantly, since my separation in 2012.
Like then, I’ve had some trouble sleeping and eating and have lost a few pounds. I really don’t recommend anxiety as a way to lose weight – it kind of (definitely) sucks.
Merlin is doing awesome (thank you to everyone who has sent him well wishes!) and is set to be cone free come Saturday. Mind you, he certainly didn’t let the cone stop him – on Tuesday night he climbed to the top of my closet with it on.
Want to follow his antics? You’re in luck, he now has his own Instagram account (don’t judge).
I looooooove the Olympics.
I love watching them and cheering and everything about them.
I’m also lucky enough to be participating in the #StepUpStandTall Canadian Tire campaign. I meant to talk about this sooner, but life, so here it is, with just a few days late.
Each day CBC and Canadian Tire most their #StepUpStandTall moments of the day. Based upon your reactions and shares on social media, the moment of the day is announced at roughly 11pm ET.
Even better is that for every Facebook share or Retweet of any of the selected moments, Canadian Tire donates $1 to Jumpstart and Team Canada up to a total of $100,000 each. If you see those Tweets, definitely make sure you hit that Retweet button.
Tomorrow I’ll be participating in a Twitter chat, and on Sunday I’ll be live Tweeting the closing ceremonies.
And then I’ll be heartbroken that the Olympics are over.
I don’t typically feel sad or upset on missing out on events.
I work really hard to make the best decision for me, regardless of what others are doing (this hasn’t always been the case), so I don’t feel badly.
Well, missing SeaWheeze wasn’t even a question. With Merlin recovering from surgery there was no way I could go, but I’m definitely feeling bummed about missing out on the Vega Social (totally one of my favourite parts of SeaWheeze) and just hanging around Vancouver.
I’m not sure if it’ll work for me to head to Vancouver before next SeaWheeze (you’d better believe I’m going to register, or, attempt to!), but I’d like to try!
I’ll be in Hawaii in less than four weeks!
I can’t believe it!
It’s definitely taken a bit of work and revamping of my budget to still have some spending money for when I’m there, but I’m absolutely not about to miss out. I plan on expanding on this later, but there are some important personal reasons on why it’s so important that I go.
Lindsay and I also made the decision to run the 10k instead of the half. I’m super undertrained, but it wouldn’t feel right to go and not run.
That’s it for me friends – Happy Thursday!
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