Friday Photo *Fallen* – Never Forget xo

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I have fallen…

I’ll never forget the times we shared

A love so painful I could not compare

I let myself love you so deeply and true

Down in my heart, I always knew

You could not love or feel how I felt

But when you stopped to actually see me, I would completely melt

For all I ever wanted was you

Now the memories are so heartbreaking, I shouldn’t have let myself fall so hard for you

Now our sun is setting into the sea

Oh how I wanted you to fall in love with little ol me…

A sad goodbye xo

Thursday Thoughts: The Messed Up Blog Post

~What happens when you work for hours and hours to perfect your blog post and then screw it up anyways?

This unfortunate circumstance has happened to me time and time again; the continuous read overs through each paragraph correcting one or two words at a time. The long pause when finishing a sentence and then deleting the entire thing because it sounds weird. Then that last correction after spell check says you have written everything in a passive voice or that you have just used a handful of clichés. cliché…

Then you ask yourself, “Can I even write!?”

Finally, you think that you have perfected each and every part of your post and you hit that dreaded Publish button and it only takes an entire day to realise that you have completely screwed up the title. THE TITLE!

The most important part of the post is ruined 😦

Everyone sees it. You manage to get the likes and a few more views, but the horror still lingers in your belly. You fix the link in your Facebook feed and you correct the Permalink in the post so that fewer people notice that you have messed up.

Oh, the horror… the messed up blog post.

So what happens? Nothing. Nothing at all. Life goes on as does the blog. It’s a learning experience I guess.

Try not to beat yourself up. Correct, move on and grow. 🙂

(I’m taking my own advice on this one)

~Doing What We Have To Do~

~Sometimes doing what we love or doing what we want isn’t in the cards. Sometimes doing what we have to do is what we must do… right now. I came to this realization after finishing school in April.

I was completely broke. I hadn’t had a full-time job in over a year and moving into a more expensive living situation started eating up my savings.  I desperately wanted to start my business and I gave it a good try for about a month, but I decided I had to put my dreams on hold to make money. So that’s what I did all summer: I made money.

I haven’t been writing on my blog and I’ve gone silent on my social media accounts over the last few months. I needed a full-time job and that’s exactly what I got. I gave up most of my summer to work every day to try to push myself ahead once again. In just 3 months, I worked my way into a front desk manager position at my office after the previous manager walked out. I was suddenly it.

So I owned it.

I looked at my situation and said to myself, “Just do it!” I buckled down and worked my entire summer away. I took responsibility and proved myself worthy of the workload.

Starting a business is a lot of work. More work than I was willing to put in with the amount of money I had; which was next to nothing. I did the research and discovered I wasn’t ready at all. I didn’t have the time or the money and I knew right away it wasn’t going to work out. Which in the grander scheme of things is just fine with me. I don’t want to rush into something that I’m not ready for. Don’t get me wrong; I love writing and I still have every intention of starting my travel website, but only when the time is right.

My new job took up all of my energy. I was mentally drained after long days of training new people, working in a very busy office and picking up the pieces of the previous employees who had left a big mess behind. I had absolutely no mental capacity to sit down and write what I wanted to write. I only took two weeks to go have some summer fun with my boyfriend and that was the only time I had off. We did a mini road trip through the Kootenays, hit up Shambhala Music Festival and went camping beside a gorgeous waterfall beside a beautiful lake. It was pretty awesome!

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I chose to do what I had to do. Doing what we have to do is not always what we want to do, but I am happy with my decision. Life is full of choices and I chose to work full-time to better my money situation before starting something much bigger.

I’m still young. I still have so much time to do what I want 🙂 And so this minor setback is actually not a setback at all. It’s just a bit of a detour on my life long journey to get to where I want to be. I will still travel. I will still write. I will do what I want to do eventually when the time is right.

Right now I’m doing what I have to do and I’m ok with that. I like my job and the people who work in my office so working towards my dreams by putting them on hold for now is not such a bad thing.

It’s just what I have to do 🙂 Staying hopeful, keeping positive and still enjoying life. That’s what life is all about, right?!

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Thursday Thoughts: When Technology Fails

What do you do when technology fails?

When your phone has finally had enough and just shuts down never to turn back on again. Lost photos, lost numbers…lost.

When your computers fan heats up so hot that you’re worried the surface underneath may burn.

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The clock stops.

When factory reset is the only solution to a dragging touchpad and limited settings options which are not doing anything different.

The same problem!!

When the restart button is your only friend.

When the mouse keeps skipping and the cursor keeps jumping.

The sound from the speakers suddenly don’t work.

When there is no explanation on Google.

When the lights just keep flashing red.

The blender makes an awful noise and my smoothie is chunky… NOT smooth.

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Chat is not working.

Reload.

System failure.

 

Here is my plan… LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!

Here is my plan…

~LISTEN UP!~  what has the world come to?CHANGE

It seems that with each scientific breakthrough… everything just gets more confused!

As a whole society what are we to do?

~WHY?~  is there so much madness?? Is there any end to this detrimental sadness??

Well I… I think I have a plan… and it’s gonna consist of every woman and man.Lisa and me!

~WELL!~  there’s one key element you’ve got to know!

It’s absolutely vital for all of us to grow!

You’re probably thinkin this plan isn’t work… but I’ll tell you right now DON’T BE ONE OF THOSE JERKS!

Cuz all it is… is a shift in thought.

Somethin so simple that we’ve ALL been taught!

So I’m gonna say now to every boy and girl…

All we gotta do is CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I SAID LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!FEET

~Just stop!~ stop whatever you’re doin!

I might sound like I’ve got the crazies a brewin…

and YES I just might be crazy… but what you have to know is we’ll be pushin up daisies…

if we don’t change something real fast!

I’ll tell ya right now we won’t survive the BLAST! ~NO!!~

No I don’t know why some people still don’t see ~NO!~ Nobody has to live in this poverty!!

~SO!~ what’s on my mind and devouring my thoughts?

Somethin so simple that we’ve ALL been taught!!

All we gotta do is CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I SAID LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I SAID LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!

Bucket List

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~London, Paris, Spain and Rome~

~To travel far away from home~

~Walk across the Great Wall of China~

~Travel farther east of Regina~

~Save a child’s life who needs saving~

~Brave a deeper sea worth braving~

~Float above the clouds so high~

~Jump out of another plane 40,000 feet in the sky this time~

~Touch a pyramid and gaze at the mighty sphinx~

~Clean up a beach that really stinks~

~Help a helpless animal live out its life~

~Carve a wooden sculpture with a really sharp knife~

~Convince a group to follow my efforts to save humanity~

~To experience health, freedom and longevity~

~Aid the poor and hungry by any possible means~

~Live a life fulfilled by my desires, hopes and endless dreams~

Good Morning Monday~My Road. My Path. My Picnic.

Good Morning Monday!!

I’ve walked along the road to nowhere
Each step I take a heavy lift
For my memories and thoughts weigh me down from time to time
Through the openings I learn to sift

The flours that bake the breads are turned
Toss the ingredients to make the mix
Bake the life with the heat on high
Random words and rhymes give me my kicks

My road is a road no one else can go
The tranquility no one else will know
My recipe is a secret just for me
The dough will rise and my footsteps will be

This path brings health and food and wealth
Colors are vibrant and my garden grows
I have my basket full of goodies
A picnic awaits as my little seeds are sown

Patience follows me down the turns and curves
With a skip in my step my goodies bounce
Once at my destination I unfold my blanket
And relish in my journeys gifts and my footstep counts

May your road bring you to your own destination 😀 A picnic for one; bountiful and rewarding xox

~T

Thursday Thoughts: Bill C-51=Anti-Terror?

Bill C-51 terrifies me.

A frightening occurrence is happening in Canada right now. Our freedoms and human rights are literally being ripped away from us before our very eyes. Bill C-51, a new anti-terrorism bill was passed recently in parliament and it outlines new laws that completely invade our privacy. Secret Police can monitor every phone call, every mouse click and every word we say.

If you love the environment, protest the pipelines, support political parties against Bill C-51 or even say somewhere public that you are against a specific government official, you could be red flagged.

Anti-Terror? I think this bill is the complete opposite. Despite the numerous marches, rallies and protests
Bill C-51 passed. Now Canada is basically considered a “police state”.

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Alberta had an incredible day during their provincial elections. After 44 years the votes have finally dropped the Conservative Party out. Pretty much instantaneously, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sold his house in Calgary.

Will the rest of Canada do the same? Will BC do the same?

Who actually agrees with this kind of bill? A bill that strips us of our basic human rights and freedom of speech.

Don’t know what Stephen Harper has already done since he’s been in power? You may want to get informed: Canadians.org

8 Things You Need to Know About Bill C-51

The Real Agenda Behind Bill C-51– The Walrus

Bill C-51: Anti-Terrorism Act 2015

Bill C-51 violates the very constitution our country was built on. Harper plans to change everything we stand for and in doing so changes the face of Canada. This man is a fear mongering dictator and he has to be stopped.  In October’s upcoming election, Canada has a choice: vote Harper out or we are all doomed.

Will this post be red flagged? I am NOT a terrorist.

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What do you think? I’m open for a discussion.