I’m a passionate about normal people intentionally creating a unique life that they love. The Creative Life interviews are a place to dive into the stories of people in the process of creating inspired lives for themselves- whatever that means to them.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been battling with my computer. Usually we’re besties! Sometimes I even have to put my foot down to make sure we get time apart, because otherwise we’d spend too much time gazing into each others eyes and stop really valuing our time together, you know? What changed? My beloved laptop has eaten it’s logic board twice, spent 9 of 14 days in the back room at Apple awaiting repairs, and I’ve been scurrying to make sure that absolutely everything I work on is backed up or living in “the cloud” so I can keep everything in my world moving forward. It’s needed over $1000 in parts and labour (thank goodness it was covered by Applecare!) and required hours of troubleshooting and trips to the laptop infirmary. Usually I keep a tight schedule with my web design clients. Being on time or ahead of schedule is something I see in terms of my professionalism and integrity. It’s a natural feeling for anyone who values what they do and has become a powerful part of how I think about myself and my work. As my computer died it’s multiple fiery deaths the inevitable and dreaded happened: I […]
Over the past few years, I’ve reached the end of summer without getting a tan. I’ve planted my garden in the spring, and watered it only when my tomato plants started to droop and pout. I’ve put my bike helmet on once or twice. I’ve walked the dogs a lot, but mostly while feeling hurried and doing a mental checklist of everything else that needs doing when I get home. And then suddenly it’s Halloween, and I wonder where the summer went again. In the back of my mind I knew these weren’t the memories I wanted of the summers in my twenties! At the start of this year I decided on what I was going for: ease. For things to flow more naturally, to be more present, to find a way to be successful and hit my goals without forcing or controlling things as much. What I’ve found is that ease isn’t easy, but by remembering that it’s what I’m aiming for I can give myself permission to jump into those moments of playfulness and connection when they happen. It’s messy and imperfect, especially when life throws you for a loop (say, when your laptop decides that displaying video […]
I would love to wake up with this feeling first thing every day. Mapping out what that would feel like for me (so I know how to get there) is my weekend mini-mission. Source: Yeeha! Print by Castle and Things via Andrea on Pinterest
Craving that buffalo wing flavour? This is the perfect (un-boring!) vegetarian main dish for a summer cook out. Source: Crispy buffalo style quinoa sliders with sweet corn + scallions from How Sweet It Is
This Strawberry Lime Granita is always a big (healthy!) hit. Bonus points? If you make it for friends, you eat the left overs. Four ingredients and no refined sugar. Source: Summer Fever Strawberry Lime Granita from Oh She Glows
I’m passionate about living an intentional life that’s packed with belly laughs- and about sharing tips & resources to help you to chase down your dreams! I share stories about my life, links to beautifully designed things, ideas for creating a life you love, staying positive & productive, recipes for healthy & tasty food and some inspiration & encouragement. Come dive in!