“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost
My life gets a little crazy sometimes. I have outlets to release stress and hobbies that make me happy. Sometimes all there is to do is just keep breathing. And guess what: life goes on.
I have three blogs (just because!), so I use them for different purposes. This one is for the mundane occurrences in life, the things that are really special to me, writing, photography, and just my life in general. Rule Number 32 is for the little things that make life awesome, my book obsession, things that make me happy, and my creative side. Adventuretta is all about my travels and adventures, both big and small. I think that we’re really good at storing photos and thoughts and stories with all of the technology we have now, but I want to do more than just store them – I want to present them in a way that makes them memories that are special for me years from now. And if other people can look at pieces of this and be happy, then that’s even better.
I am definitely not an expert when it comes to taking photos. I like to think that I have an eye for detail and I love using angles and lighting to take great photos. I have a horrible memory, so I use photography as a means of remembering the big and small moments of my life.
Participating in the Photo 365 project has made my life so much more awesome. It is such a challenge to find something to capture every single day, especially when most of my week consists of sitting in a classroom and doing homework. But I make do! Not at all my pictures are super spectacular, but they show what my life is all about, and I suppose my life isn’t super spectacular either!
These are a few of my photos that I have taken for this awesome project:
October 23, 2012: My nails got painted a dark and mysterious black in the mood of this time of gloomy darkness and heavy amounts of snowfall.
December 14, 2012: We’re on the way to Edmonton for the weekend for curling!
January 26, 2013: Beat the brother’s team in the Viv Backer Bonspiel.
March 3, 2013: Well hey there Marc. 😉
April 29, 2013: Whoa whoa whoa. WHAT. What just happened…?
May 29, 2013: At the library with Mom.
June 23, 2013: 11 in a row!!!!! The Blue Jays are unstoppable.
July 24, 2013: Went for a bike ride with Dad.
August 27, 2013: Watched Matthew and Kayleigh for the day and spent a little while playing outside.
Sept 21, 2013: Met the Stellas and got autographs at the Zac Brown Band concert! So cool!!!
November 29, 2013: Cuddles on the couch with the cutest, fluffiest dog around. Love you Sammy ❤
March 14, 2014: There was a whole cat chorus at the clinic that serenaded me while I cleaned. And then it just got annoying.
May 12, 2014: Went rollerblading for the first time in forever. So awesome!
June 7, 2014: Bought a Chevy Equinox!!!!!
July 4, 2014: Loving camping already!
August 6, 2014: “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” -Cassandra Clare
October 2, 2014: Studying makes me want to sleep no matter what time of day it is.
November 21, 2014: Six 15-hour-old puppies were in to get their dew claws removed and their tails docked. Maximum cuteness!
January 12, 2015: I had a strange impulse to reorganize my tea collection.
Jan 22, 2015: I got these two amazing old books from the library to help with my essay on Wuthering Heights. They smell so good!
March 6, 2015: Mom got us tickets to Ed Sheeran’s concert in June! Woohoo! Love ya!!!
April 3, 2015: Justin and I played Super Smash Bros Melee and this super cute scene happened. The Ice Climbers are so awesome! 😀
May 10, 2015: Made Mom a punny card for Mother’s Day.
June 30, 2015: Spent the day with Taryn and Michelle watching large animal appointments. There were two donkeys castrated, an equine ultrasound, 17 horses vaccinated and dewormed, and an equine pre-purchase exam.
September 23, 2015: Fall is officially here and campus is looking lovely!
October 9, 2015: Homeward bound for Thanksgiving weekend!
January 2, 2016: Mom and I spent some of this beautiful afternoon skating.
July 1, 2016: Canada Day s’mores – Happy Birthday Canada!
July 30, 2016: This zinnia is gorgeous.
August 6, 2016: Summer isn’t complete without a Tiger Tiger ice cream cone.
August 20, 2016: It was an exciting night at the chuck wagon races!
September 3, 2016: Lunch at Pink Cadillacs!
December 31, 2016: Reread my childhood favourite, The Tale of Despereaux. So very beautiful.
For more, you’ll have to check out the Photo 365 pages!
I love taking photos of nature – being outside is one of my greatest pleasures in life.
Hiking at Beaver Creek, such beautiful scenery.
Thanks Saskatchewan. ❤️
I went hiking at Cranberry Flats, one of my favourite beautiful places.
Lovely lilacs at Patterson Garden.
My Dream Job
I am going to be a veterinarian and have made a page about my journey towards my lifelong dream. Check out all my cute animal pictures!
Dory was my favourite calf in my nutrition project.
Newt has been a source of happiness for me through the almost 6 years that I have been volunteering and working at the Animal Hospital. Today was my last day and it was quite hard to say goodbye to my favorite granny cat. Thanks to everyone there for teaching me so much and being so awesome. I’ll miss you all!
This is Murray. He likes sniffing trees, rain and puddles, playing fetch, running towards new people, and pulling on his leash in the opposite direction. He hates loud mufflers and barking dogs that throw themselves against the window. He’s pretty great.
This was my favorite puppy out of the litter of 5. She completely made my week. My day at the Animal Hospital was a great way to wrap up the year.
One of my greatest loves in life is music, specifically country music. I listen to it almost every day, I love going to concerts, and I love the feeling that a great song gives you, again and again.
I try my very best to notice the little things in life, and that was the purpose of creating Rule Number 32. Neil Pasricha (The Book of Awesome) and Zombieland were my inspiration for this.
Reading is my favourite hobby. I use Goodreads so much and I post my reviews on my blog. Some books mean a lot to me and hold a special place in my heart.
Other things that fill my time are TV, movies, food, tea, and plants. I also love crafting and making art. Head over there to check it all out!
Travelling makes me so beyond happy. Our world is big and beautiful and I want to see as much of it as I can. I also love to go on mini adventures because they break up the monotony of everyday life and provide joy that lasts beyond the time of the adventure.
Remember: life is beautiful.