Hello sunbeam! We haven’t had a coffee chat since December like whoa. Also how is April around the corner… Someone explain please.
I just have so many random things I want to tell you about, so I thought a coffee chat date was needed.
How have I been in NYC two months already? Seriously so crazy! It has been so good to me so far. It’s been exciting reconnecting with friends and familiar faces. Last year, it was all a huge shock and so new, which was incredible. This year it feels different, it’s really nice feeling comfortable and familiar with the city. I’ve said it 100 times or more – but I seriously love this city. It’s so magical.
That being said, I’ve been a bit of a homebody lately. I think it’s a mix of the gross weather and the fact there’s less “SO NEW MUST SEE” things. Hopefully spring will bring some nicer weather that’ll get me more motivated to spend some more time outside exploring.
When I’m not at home, a lot of my time is spent over at my old roommate’s apartment where we play all the games and watch all the movies/shows <3
This past week has been such a whirlwind. In the best way though. I went to visit Jaimee in Philly and spent 3 days there and the day I got back to NYC, Kim and her boyfriend came to the city for the weekend! So much excitement in one week.
Philly was really nice, it was my first time visiting so it was exciting to explore. Especially since I had Jaimee to show me around a bit! We ate a lot of good food, wandered around downtown, had an impromptu photoshoot in front of a beautiful mauve wall we found, spent a lot of time curled up in her cozy bed, and talked about all the things.
Having Kim and Nick in NYC was also amazing! Again, we ate allllll the things and just wandered around the city. It was so nice to see sweet Kim again!! I always cherish the time we get to spend together. We also realized that we’ve hung out in 4 different states, which is so fun. Who knows where we’ll meet up again…
What have you been watching lately?! Recently, I finished Shameless, which was amazing and gave me so many feels. Basically still in mourning over finishing it. Rewatching Parks and Rec episodes has been getting me through.
I’ve been watching Criminal Minds again lately and oh my god what is happening!! My poor bb Reid.
I’ve also been into Big Little Lies. It’s a little frustrating, but I just need to know more. It’s really well done and everyone in it is incredible.
I watched Atlanta, it was short, but I was into it. Not at all what I expected from it, but it was entertaining.
Finally watched a season of Great British Baking Show and I totally get the hype now. It’s so lighthearted and fun. Honestly I feel like I learned quite a bit about baking too. I’ll definitely be watching some more!
Oh! Big Brother Canada just started too. I got a friend here hooked on it last year, so we’re pretty stoked about it.
Soooo I joined a gym here! Last year I went without, but this year there happened to be a cheap gym near me and I’m so happy I joined. I’ve been loving lifting a lot, so I’m glad I have a place to do it. It’s meditative for me and have been really excited about working out, which is a nice feeling. One of my intentions for the year was to honour my body and I feel like this gym membership is a way I’m doing that.
Another difference about being here this time around is that I actually miss Victoria. Last year, of course I missed some aspects and people, but I really didn’t want to go back. This year I really do miss it and am actually looking forward to heading back. Being surrounded by nature, having some stability, working, seeing friends and family.
Right now I have some plantains in the oven and they smell beautiful. Update: they also tasted amazing.
Okay, I can’t resist a little podcast talk. S-Town just came out and I’m really looking forward to listening to it! It’s from the people who did Serial and seems very promising. This week’s episode of That’s So Maven with Megan Bruneau was amazing. Seriously if you’re an influencer or have any sort of platform, you need to give it a listen. So important. They touched on so many issues that I think about so much.
Why am I not eating this chocolate pudding cake right now?
For the next two weeks, for the internship, we’ll be shooting a cookbook and I’m really looking forward to it! The cookbook sounds amazing and I can’t wait to see the magic that goes on behind the scenes.
Ohmygosh I’ve been drinking my weight in tea everyday lately and it’s glorious. My apartment has a hot water dispenser thing so making tea is actually effortless and it’s beautiful.
If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I posted a rare photo of myself (in front of the prettiest wall) and some real talk.
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion” – Rumi 🍃✨ I have been seeing this quote float around for ages, but recently it’s been on my mind a lot. I’ve been doing so much reflecting lately and something that I’ve been thinking about lately is how often I hold myself back. A lack of self confidence causes me to dull my own shine and belittle all that I am capable of. I settle for less and choose mediocrity to protect myself from potential disappointment. I settle because if I put 110% of myself into something and don’t succeed it’ll hurt a lot more than if I just ride the wave of average. My mindset often drifts to – if you don’t try, you can’t fail. I’ve realized how much this has affected many areas of my life – blogging, yoga, and throughout school. I sabotage my own chances and potential. Just like radiating positive energy attracts positive energy, putting negative energy into the world causes negative energy to come your way. It’s time to let go of this 🌀I am a goddess that is capable of whatever I set my heart to 💫 I owe it to myself to go for what I want, to put my all into it, and reap all that follows. Even just putting my heart and soul into something, despite the outcome, will be rewarding. ✨“Ability is what you’re capable of doing, motivation determines what you do, attitude determines how well you do it.”
It’s something that’s been on my mind a lot. I also have realized that it’s also a procrastination tactic. My thought process will often go “Hey I should do create that recipe/write that blog post/do some yoga/etc. Ugh what’s the point though? I’ll never be successful at xyz. There’s no point in even trying, why put the effort in? Let’s watch Netflix instead.” It’s an extremely toxic cycle, but I honestly feel so much better now that I’ve identified it as a problem. That’s always the first step. Now I can stop myself, give myself a little pep talk, and change my thought pattern.
Okay, that’s enough from lil old me for today! Hope you are having a magical week!