52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Fifty-Two]: Did this Challenge Change You?

Hello beautiful people! Wow...the last "52 Weeks of Gratitude" post...it's been a year of this already?! That's completely and utterly insane, but also so incredible and surreal! I just want to quickly thank Laura Beth over at Hot Shot Headlines for convincing me to start this challenge and for all the wisdom she provided me [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Fifty-One]: 100 Things to be Thankful for

Hello beautiful people! There's so much to love about life! Honestly, just sit and think about it for a moment. You are ALIVE, breathing and experiencing so many things that may vastly differ or be incredibly similar to others in the world. The concept of "living" is such a surreal and extraordinary thing to think [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Fifty]: Lessons Learned this Year

This past year has been a whirlwind of experiences; from wonderful and magical to heartbreaking and nerve-wrecking, my last year has been full of all kinds of challenges. ...I'm going to open up quite a bit, which feels weird...but you lot all seem like pretty nice people, so I think I can do it. Learning to trust [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Nine]: Things You Like About Winter

I have a love/hate relationship with Winter. One minute I feel like I'm part of a fairy tale...then comes the -30°C weather and I'm reminded that I live where the air hurts my face. Even with this fact, there are still an abundance of things I enjoy about Winter! What do I like about WINTER? [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Eight]: Your Job

Hello beautiful booknerds! Well, I've had a variety of interesting jobs. From receptionist to lifeguard, from reference librarian to map and data librarian, I've been lucky to gain knowledge in varying work professions. Through a Cooperative Education Program (co-op) and finishing my Masters in Library and Information Sciences, I was able to find a uniquely [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Seven]: Opportunities You’ve Been Given

Hello lovelies! The weather here...is nuts! Honestly, one day it's -20°C and then it's in the positives. The headaches have been brutal... On a positive note though, moving to Ottawa and experiencing life here is one of the many opportunities I've been given in life; though I may complain every so often, it's been a [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Six]: Technology

Hello beautiful people! I can't believe it's already the first day of February; honestly, January just flew right by. I hope you've all had an epic first month of the New Year, full of fun times and awesome plans for the year! The advancements in technology have provided me with an abundance of opportunities, many [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Five]: What You Do For Fun

Hello beautiful people! There's only 7 weeks of this challenge...where did the time go?! Since this is coming to a close soon, I may have to try some other weekly challenge. If anyone knows of any, please let me know! So...does sitting in my apartment daydreaming count as things I do for fun? Just kidding...not [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Four]: Your Favourite Holiday

Hello beautiful people! Finally, I feel like I'm getting back into the groove of book blogging. Sometimes breaks are necessary, and I definitely needed one. Blogging felt more like a checklist item rather than something fun, and it sucked not having the time to read posts from other bloggers. January is definitely going to be [...]

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Forty-Three]: A Mentor / Teacher

Hello bookworms (and non-bookworms…all are welcome)! First week back to work is almost done! As much as I love holidays, there’s something nice about getting back into a routine. Unfortunately, I've sick for most of this week, so getting back into book reading and maintaining this blog and reading other blogs has gone astray...next week! [...]