Friday, 24 February 2017

Busy morning blog writing

Well, that went by quickly. I said I was going to blog once a month from now on. I figured that would give me more than enough time to think of a topic and write about it. Well, seems like life has been too hectic for me lately.

My blog is called My journey to simplicity. Seems like my journey keeps taking me off the path of simplicity. I know I know, that's just life.

I'm actually writing this post as I'm sitting in the kitchen on a busy Friday morning as Mr. Romantic is trying to get his kids out the door for school and I'm about to leave to drive my daughter to school in Orleans from Kanata (making my morning commute to work about 1.5 hours). *Sigh*

In an effort to try to bring my journey back to simplicity, I've started a bullet journal. I think this is going to be a great tool for me. I've been enjoying it so far. I'll write more about it in another post. Perhaps for my March post...

Mr. Romantic's son is standing right beside me and reading this sentence as I type it out. Like I said, it's a busy morning!

Mr. Romantic's daughter asks "Who's Mr. Romantic? Is daddy Mr. Romantic?"

My daughter shows me a video.

So yeah, writing a blog post on a weekday school morning with the kids in the house is probably not the best idea....

Well... such is life. :)

So as I was saying... the bullet journal is my new fun productive hobby. I've also been getting ready for my trip to Europe with Mr. Romantic, which is coming up very soon.

Well, it's now time for me to leave for work. Sorry about this scattered post. I promise to try to do better for my next post in March.

See you March 31st!

Friday, 3 February 2017


Hi there! Sorry for the late post.

I just wanted to let you know what I'll be changing the frequency of my posts again. My life has become a little too hectic right now to write a weekly post.

So from now on, I'll be posting on the last Friday of the month.

See you February 24, 2017!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Tiny moments of peace

I don’t normally write my blog post the morning of. I normally plan, write and edit. But this week has been an extremely busy week at work. I get home and I’m just drained. The only thing I want to do is crochet. And there were times I couldn’t even do that!

Last night, I woke up multiple times and my first thoughts were of work. I really don’t like letting work creep into my off duty time. However, I couldn’t help it. Even when I tried to purposefully push the thoughts out of my mind, they’d come rushing back. These big intrusive bully thoughts of work. *sighs*

When I woke up to really start my day, I decided that I would do my best to create tiny moments of peace. So as I was waiting for the water to boil to make my coffee, I sat in the calm and dark living room lit only by the warm yellow light of a little lamp.

Then I walked slowly to my car, stopped before opening the door to take a deep breath and appreciate the mild winter air. So Mother Nature is supporting me in my quest for peace today.

In the car, I didn’t turn on the radio. I drove silently to work, stopping only to fill up on gas. Whenever I could, I drove at the posted speed limit leaving more than enough room between my car and the one in front of me.

Then I, again, walked slowly from the parking lot to my office building. People were rushing past me in a hurry to get to work. But not me. I’m in earlier, but I’m determined for this day to be a mindful day.

It’s easy when I get stressed for me to neglect my health. I’m drawn to cheap and easy fast food. But treating myself that way only makes things worse. So another thing I will do today is to take my time and make it a point to eat as healthily as I can. 

Today, wherever I can, I will find or create tiny moments of peace.