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5 Relationship Lessons For 5 Years Together

5 Relationship Lessons For 5 Years Together

Today (April 13, 2020) is our five year anniversary! Josh and I met in High school and started dating very near the end of our Grade 12 year. Over the past five years we have grown up together into this scary but rewarding world of…

How to Handle Your Finances in Times of Crisis

How to Handle Your Finances in Times of Crisis

Okay. So things have changed. Your budget has shifted. Your income is different (or non-existent). Your bills are a lurking stress. Your circumstance may feel unsure or scary. I have been feeling these feelings too. When I looked at my budget a couple weeks ago,…

12 Resources for Self Isolating

12 Resources for Self Isolating

Day… 20! 20 days of self isolating with my boyfriend in our cozy suite. As I am writing this it is raining and I am trying to get through this blog post before I take on two zoom calls. Josh is in the living room…

Why Resting is a Difficult But Important Part of Living Well

Why Resting is a Difficult But Important Part of Living Well

Day 12 of self-isolation has been a good one. We made coffee, went on a walk, did an at-home workout in our living room, made lunch, tidied the house, and are spending the afternoon enjoying books and video games. Besides not seeing our families or…

How to Face the Question of “What’s Next?”

How to Face the Question of “What’s Next?”

Feeling 10x more anxious than usual? Check. Craving all the carbs? Check. Intensely cleaning & reorganizing? Check. Finding tiny moments of normal before remembering how crazy everything is right now? Check. This stressed-out checklist is me right now (because COVID) but also me whenever ANY…

How to Productively Plan Out Your Weekly Tasks

How to Productively Plan Out Your Weekly Tasks

At this moment in time, there are a lot of things that we are unsure of or can’t control. Covid-19 is causing lots of panic, cancellations, and fear all around the world. And the habits and comforts we are used to may not be available…

Money Management for a 20-Something

Money Management for a 20-Something

For the first time in my life. I feel like I am really sticking to a money plan. A budget. That may be surprising if you know me well because I have always been obsessed with budgeting. So why have I never really used one?…

When Bad Things are Really Good Things

When Bad Things are Really Good Things

As Josh and I were driving home last night after a very full weekend, we ended up talking about owning guns. Josh was pondering whether he would like to look into licenses etc. to purchase one for hunting or target shooting. For him, this was…

How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

As some of you may know, my little sister had leukaemia from 2017-2019. “Had” is still a funny word when I say it out loud. Because that was such a major part of my life for what felt like a long, long time. I am…

Web Design, Work-Life Balance, and Branding with @itsgariele

Web Design, Work-Life Balance, and Branding with @itsgariele

When I came across @itsgariele on instagram, I was definitely impressed. Not only does she have a beautiful feed that is all perfectly on-brand, but she also shares relatable and informative content about web design, digital marketing, and balancing life & business. When I realized…