Thursday, 3 January 2013

twenty thirteen...

Happy New Year!

I love this time of year (i know i say that a lot) but I really love the new year. I feel so inspired! I feel like this is go-time : time to reevaluate what happened over the last year, time to make changes, and time to set goals. So here are some of my goals for the year (the one's i'm willing to share anyway) 

First, I want to put in the effort. It sounds stupid, but it means a lot. I do things, but don't do them whole heartedly. I have the potential to succeed, in everything I do. But I hold myself back. So if I put in the effort, take the extra time, and get it done right... the results could be amazing. To be more specific, I'm referring to work, relationships, home making, cooking, exercising... basically everything in life.

 Next, I need to do nice things for others. I strongly believe in Karma and what goes around, comes around. And lately my luck has been in the dumps, as has been my attitude. I feel as if this can't be a goal or a resolution, it has to be a change for the lifetime. I'm extremely fortunate and blessed in life. I have a great family, friends, and support system that will help me through anything. There are millions of people in this world that don't have that. If I can do one small thing to make someone life a little better, even something as small making someone smile. That's my responsibility as a human, do good for others. 

 Another major goal for the year is to release some creativity. I have quite a few hobbies and interests, but how many of them do I pursue? Not many. At all. So this year, I am making a vow to apply myself to my creative outlets. Mainly writing, I collect all of these gorgeous journals but have only used one of them... once. So I will write, something, anything. Such as : stories, poems, plans, goals, lists, doodles, or just whatever pops into my head. I will always carry a journal, and I will write. Also, I really want to play piano & relearn how to read music. I played piano for six years when I was young, but high school came along and I just quit. In the next month I will be looking for a used piano or keyboard, and without a single lesson.. I will relearn to play!

Friday, 14 December 2012

take nothing for granted...

So, the holidays are upon us. It's the most stressful time of the year, the expectations that Christmas puts on people is completely unreasonable. Noticing that 10x the usual amount this year. Not only with buying everyone gifts, but even with how you divide your time. It would be a different story if we lived at home, but having a week off and having to visit everyone, its tricky. Definitely have to be selective of what you do, that sucks ass. Big time. At the same time, it's good because everyone is back home, and everyone is in this whimsical mind state. It's a fresh breath. I've got a lot to celebrate this year, my best friend is now a father to a beautiful baby girl, he has finally found a girl to make him happy. My brother is getting married to the mother of his children, looking forward to seeing all of my family in one place! So excited to see all of my girlfriends at this xmas party i'm going to, I also get to spend Christmas day with Ty's family, his sister & her children will be in SK from Grande Prairie, looking forward to christmas dinner like you wouldn't believe. I don't really know where I'm going with this post... just wanting to vent a little.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

the lo...

Well, it's been awhile since i've actually written something on the blog. I'll give you a quick lodown on whats been going on in the life. Snowboard season started on November 9th, so needless to say my thoughts & free time have been completely overtaken. A couple buddies came down from SK to help us celebrate Opening Weekend, which from what i've heard was the best open sunshine has had in recent memory. It's shaping up to be a great season!! But besides boarding... what else is going on? ummm... nothing really lol. Work, Cleaning, Laundry, Cooking, Kickin with my boys, the usual. I did start crafting a little bit :) Dearest Someday inspired, but of course! I'm also about 3/4 finished with a dreamcatcher i've been working on for months lol. Anddd christmas is right around the corner "Yayyyyy..." *rolls eyes*

mellow tuesday...

Mellow Tuesday... from LucySkjarstad on 8tracks Radio.

New 8track playlist with the musical stylings of : Bedouin Soundclash, ASAP Rocky, Jay Malinowski <3, Johnny Cash, Common, & More... Enjoy!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

snowboard nostalgia...

snowboard nostalgia... from LucySkjarstad on 8tracks Radio.

a combination of some of the most played songs from last season. What better way to get hype than relive some memories through good tunes... enjoy

Thursday, 25 October 2012

the life...

I could be the happiest person in the world right now. Really. So incredibly happy, had to blog! Just went onto the sunshine village website, and there is 47cm of fresh snow(see right, LIVE shot!) Do you know what that means?! DO YOU?!?!?! It means the end is near, summer is history, fall is practically finished, and winter is almost upon us!! I love winter, it's my favourite season of the year, there is nothing I enjoy more than a fresh powder hoot (snowboarder term). LOL! Snowboarding is my life. Simple as that. There is no feeling that even compares to the exhilaration of snowboarding. There's no competition, no rules. It's just you, your board, and your line. Nothing that makes me feel more alive. The freedom, the exploration, the scenery, the creativity, it's the life. Nicolas Müller said it best "When a human being can be creative, that is when really anything is possible."

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

First Year in Calgary...

Today is a pretty big deal, it's one year to the date that we have officially been residents of Calgary. When I think back on everything that has happened in a year, it kind of makes me head spin. This city has made a mark on us for sure. It's frustrating, overwhelming, discouraging, exciting, beautiful, diverse, interesting, cultural, lively and incredibly fun all at the same time! How does that happen? haha... basically I've never felt more at home, more like I belonged in a place more than I do here. This city has everything we need, mountains within a 45 minute drive, big city night life, fashion!!! (true fashion, not like.. i saw this on pinterest now i have style kind of fashion), world class snowboarding resorts (which we can proudly say we're locals of), short commutes(we're lucky, not everyone in Calgary can say this), big money (we'll get there), an amazing cultural scene, a beautiful home that we've created together, an unreal music scene, anddd just the city itself. You really have to spend time here to feel it, it's alive and it's amazing. This year we've also had an addition to our family, we've adopted our first baby... fur baby that is. His name is Jeffery and he completes us. He's always happy to see us, and he's fucking cute as hell. lol. Ty will never admit the level of love he has for Jeffy, but I know that he's just as cat crazy/lame as I am. I love it. So, Ty, this one's for you. Thank you for taking this journey with me, I could have never done it without you. I know that living here we will continue to grow into the people we're supposed to be. I love you, you're my PIC, my yin, my better half.