Thursday, 27 September 2012

Announcement! 31 days to....

In the coming weeks I am going to be momentarily halting my goals list and focusing on a new challenge by blogging about a specific topic for 31 days. Every. Single. Day. I call it.....

I hope that you will check back on Monday for day 1 of this challenge where I will share more info about my topic and links to a bunch of other 31 day bloggers!

It's going to make October very, very full. I'm crossing my fingers that things will work out!

Goal 4: Camp at 5 Provincial Campsites & Goal 7: Visit 10 local attractions

So, this weeks post is a story about why we almost completed my goal of camping at 5 provincial campsites in a year, but not quite. And how almost can often be good enough, if not better. Especially when you hold your goals loosely.

This weekend myself, Charming and two good friends decided to go camping at a Provincial Campground 1 hour out of Edmonton. Except any good campground that close to a large city on a perfect weekend at the very end of the season.... is going to be full.

So we ended up camping at a golf course. And then we ended up going golfing (which is one of the crazy dates I came up with, but didn't really expect to do...). We also ended up visiting Mulan's museum, which means that we have visited 5/10 edmonton/victoria attractions. We also got to do this camping with a childhood friend and her boyfriend, that now live in Edmonton. It was different, and crazy, and beautiful and good.

Instead of worrying about the fact that I didn't exactly complete the "provincial campsite" part of the goal, I am going to focus on the fact that we have camped 5 times in the past 2 summers. Which considering that both summers included multi-week non-camping vacations and a move each, is pretty spectacular. We have crammed a lot of living into our summers.

And that is precisely the point of my goals. So many of my goals are simply reminders to continually try new things, and get out there and experience life. Goals don't have to be stuck in the "self-improvement" category, but can serve as reminders to the great things you want to keep on doing, the great things that you need to start noticing, and the great things you need to start remembering.

Have any of you been inspired to make some fun life goals? Please comment below!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Helping yourself remember....

You guys, I am so sad.

Today while working on a project that will hopefully come together fabulously and will be on my blog in the next few weeks I realized something really really sad.

I don't know where my bear from Prince Charming is.

That may not sound like a big deal, so I will tell you more about this bear.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Goal 22: Make breakfast for someone & look good doing it! (Recipe: Grandpa Potatoes)

Well guys, you may not know it but something huge happened yesterday. And it didn't seem that hard.

I made Prince Charming breakfast and was somewhat civil and more excitedly not wearing any form of pyjamas. He gets breakfast cooked for him once a year on the the first day of school. And as he is training to be a teacher, this tradition has a long life ahead of it.