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Catching Up #017

Catching Up #017

Like the terrible pun I said earlier this week at work, "This year is really MARCHin' along!"

But seriously, I can't believe we're already a quarter through the year. 

Life has oddly settled down a bit, or maybe it's just my attitude that's been different. I'm still dealing with all the same things as I was before, the only difference is that now I am in the middle of doing my taxes, handling a lot at work, and spending more time putting effort into happiness and patience. 

Now that I've written it out, the only thing that's changed from the last time I wrote is my attitude and how I've been handling things and looking at situations — and it's made such a huge positive difference in my week! Huh, who knew it was that simple? 

Here's what life has been looking like lately.

We're transitioning from winter to spring (I think...) and the weather has been so strange! One day it'll be a sunny 15 degrees, and then next it'll be a freezing -8 and snowy, and then it'll be -13 and super windy. Truly experiencing my first Canadian winter/spring (wring? sprinter?), and I'm confused. 

On another note, I've been doing a bible study at work with my boss and coworkers and it's really nice! It helps break up my day and centers me when I'm feeling overwhelmed by work things. I really love it. We're reading the book of John right now, and if you want to feel closer to God, read it. Seriously, so good. 

And Jude and I discovered that there is a book of Jude in the bible! I had no idea. She seemed to like it.

I think one of the reasons why I've been in such a great mood lately is because the sun has been out longer. These photos were taken after 6pm! In the dead of winter, I could never have imagined daylight at 6pm haha. It's nice, I love it. I missed it. And I'm embracing it. 

I know I talk about this a lot. But I love my boyfriend's mom's baking. So, so much. It seems like all I do is eat pies and stuff, and that's probably true. But look at how beautiful this is!

Earlier in the week, Jay and I went for a walk around old town. We walked down Main Street (my favourite street in the city), walked along the river, and then weaved through streets full of 19th century homes. It was such a fun way to spend the afternoon after I got off of work, and it was cool to see Jay use his new camera, too. 

I talked about this on my Instagram, but walking around this neighbourhood made me nostalgic for my university days when I studied architecture. I love buildings and everything about them. There's so much history, culture, and intrigue about them. That's why I wanted to be an architect. But when I was in class, I noticed myself writing about the architecture more than designing it. So a life of writing is what I chose. And here I am. 

A few nights ago, the sky did this. And for a split second, I thought I was back in Hawaii. It was so beautiful, the colours, the softness, the quiet, the moon. I loved every second of it. It was grounding and awakening all at once. And I felt so grateful to experience it.

I'm happy. I'm in love. And I'm so thankful. 

I hope you're having a great week/weekend!

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