You’ve likely heard the whispers that LA doesn’t have a personality, it’s just palm trees, vapid people, and unrelenting traffic. This is how LA is generalized to those of us living outside of its sunny, shiny, perfect bubble. So when I booked my week-long trip to the City of Angels, I had nothing but high hopes thanks to my long-term love affair with California — and zero clue what to expect.
A year ago I was running on empty. I’d heard the term thrown around a lot – burnout – like it was just the latest buzzword in the ad industry’s lexicon. It’s a word that is thrown around flippantly like it’s a badge of pride, but no one talks candidly about. I didn’t think it could ever happen to me. I’ve always been “the strong one”. No matter how stressful life may have been, the stress could always be washed away with a good cry or vent session with a close friend or colleague. The mantra was always: this too shall pass.
I’ve never been good at online dating. In the four years since my last long term relationship ended, and the handful of years I was single before it, I’ve dipped my toes into the murky waters of the online dating pool and it’s not something I enjoy, or find “fun” in being single.
You might recall I shared my intentions for 2019 with you a little while ago.
Now, here we are, nearly two months into the new year, and I’ve settled into my first new habit of 2019: the gym. Sounds so cliché, right? Well, despite so many of my best efforts in the past, plus a lifetime of playing competitive soccer and being quite active, I’ve never been able to embrace or love the gym.
Ola, blog readers. I’ve been gone for a while, again. It seems these hiatuses take shape whenever the sun comes out to play, which makes total sense since I can truly never get enough Vitamin D. Although, I haven’t blogged since December (oops), so life in general must have been pretty sunny for the past, oh, 8 months? Absolutely loving my new life in Halifax is certainly the reason.
Honey, I’m home.
It’s finally time to share my latest adventure with the world. It actually took me a few attempts to write this as there is so much to say – and as usual, I struggle with finding the balance between honesty and over sharing. There is a long version, and I’m sure it may come out at some point, but until then, I’ll keep this short & sweet.
As promised, here’s a little sneak peek of what I’ve been up to the past two months.