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Friday (Morning)

It is 9:16 am, as I sit down to write this post, and it has already been such a beautiful day. I wish I could say that the beauty extended to the weather outside, although I have to admit we are having autumn in a way I’ve never seen in Calgary. I woke up to a text from my dear friend J giving me instructions on exactly how to get to her apartment for tomorrow’s “friends-giving”. It’s the first time we’ve been invited to a thanksgiving dinner outside our family and it just makes me feel all grown up! I’m not sure what to wear, but it’s going to be something Fall and something fabulous!!

I then checked other notifications on my phone and there were a bunch from WordPress. Instead of looking at each one on the tiny screen on my phone I moved to my laptop and began to open all the messages of love left behind from visitors to my blog. I reached fifty followers and have been nominated for the Liebster Award ❤ Lauren has been the inspiration behind this blog since day one. Even though our lives are quite different and we don’t see each other as often as either of us would like, I feel she has become family.

Along with a few other people here in Calgary, A and B, I’ve never felt as blessed when it comes to companionship as I do now. True friends. Not just friends that text when they’re bored and remember you’re around – friends that actively think of you and are excited to see you busy in your life. They’re happy for you when, even though you don’t have time to hang out as often, you are genuinely happy.

What a wonderful morning.

Over the last few days I realized that I still have so many faults that I need to work on. When it comes to my faith and being an upstanding citizen, I sometimes feel like a failure. Instead of letting this get me down I’m now just allowing that feeling of disappointment to push me forward and make me work at being a better, more loving, less-selfish person. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m unbearably selfish, or hateful, I just feel like those two areas of my personality need work done to get to place where I am happy.

In other news: I’m giving myself two days to read The Book Thief, and then I must get back to my course readings – In Cold Blood and Scarlet Letter (somehow I managed to get an A on that exam without having even read the book – hehe).
Love you all. Thank you so much for your support on this blog. There are some stand out blogs for me that should expect some award nominations soon 🙂




My First Month

Good Afternoon Everyone – Happy Friday!

As August comes to a close and schools are dusting off the desks, I just wanted to take a moment and reflect on this past month. When I started blogging it was truly a source for my occasional outbursts of energy. I would write until I didn’t feel so angry, or to share my excitement, or to pass the time. But in the last couple weeks I feel as though I’ve found myself. I write (almost) everyday because, well.. simply put? I adore it. Writing has always been a strong skill of mine and I’m so lucky to have a friend like Lauren, who, after editing every university paper I’ve ever created, suggested I start blogging. She felt confident enough in me to help me get started with some words of encouragement. Since my guest post on Lauren’s blog was published on Wednesday, I’ve been introduced to so many wonderful, insightful people. I feel like it was my true initiation to the book blogging community and I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to come and visit – it truly means a lot to me.

I have a lot of ideas for this blog and am really enjoying the freedom I get here, when compared to writing for school (which I’m sure I’ll be talking about as we move into the fall season). Hopefully my schedule allows for reading and writing as much as I want it to.

Every time I see that someone has stopped by to take a look, or comment, or share their similar posts I feel giddy!