Even in my previous career I didn’t have to dress professionally! This whole professional dressing thingy at 41 is interesting, I’ve always wanted to own a power suit, I’ve figured that would be my present to myself upon completing my accounting degree. Not long ago I went to a clothing swap and got some awesome new clothes, including some professional wear. Today I tried my hand at dressing all professional-like…it feels good!
Canada’s new middle class lives paycheck to paycheck, unwilling to give up certain lifestyle choices.
via Inside the Canadian Credit Bubble, Where Too Many Canadians Live Beyond their Means — Longreads
So, I’ve never seen the Reverend Horton Heat before, I know, it’s a a terrible thing. My boyfriend is a huge fan and has never seen him before either so I bought us tickets as a surprise to him! I’m excited as we have never been to a show together and we both desperately need a night out….I’m also going to wear a corset for the first time in a long time, yay!
Earlier this week it was like a monsoon, and now it’s sunny and beautiful out. I find the weather in New England even more unpredictable than my home of many years, Vancouver, BC. I’m certainly not complaining about the sunshine though, I meditated and talked to my best friend….egad, being so far away from him is hard sometimes!
I admit it, I love face masks. I do my best to practice a ton of self care as being both an international and non–traditional student can be challenging. I recently discovered the many uses of turmeric, from lemonade to face masks! This turmeric and rice powder face mask is amazeballs, it not only exfoliates but gives my skin an incredible detox….although I look rather silly in the process!
Yesterday I visited Boston Boston Dharma Punx for the first time to meditate, it was incredibly healing. I’ve been meaning to go for close to two years and have found a million reasons not to. I knew it would be good for me but my anxiety kept getting in the way. Thankfully I have made a new friend who has meditated since he was 13 and willingly let me drag him along….needless to say I am grateful. I feel much more at peace today….methinks this will be a regular part of my self care routine from now on.
I had a lovely four day getaway to Vermont, it was a much needed break after finishing classes for the semester. Mixed weather, but having living in a very rainy city for most of my life this isn’t really an issue for me! Lots of yummy food grilled over a fire, sweet sleep-ins, snuggles, the smell of fresh cut grass and sunshine went a long way to rejuvenating my soul!