Posted in About Me, camping, Summer

Dream Trip – Slave Lake

So awhile back I posted about my dreams trips. There was 5 to be exact that were camping in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan. They are Slave Lake, Waterton, Waskesiu Lake, Fort Rodd Hill and Cultus Lake. There’s now a 6th – Two Jack Lakeside in Banff. (Tried to book this year but it fills up faster than fast)

Well, this summer I am doing one of my dream trips! We are going to Slave Lake, AB and staying in The Nest with friends. We will be 8 adults and 2 kids under 3! Should make for a fun weekend. The Nest is glamping but more towards the cabin side of things and can accommodate multiple families.  In Federal and Provincial campsites you can glamp; Otentik or Comfort Camping respectively. This is type of camping has really taken off in the last 5 years. Glamping seems to be all the rage in camping these days. We are camping over the August long weekend! It’s a trip I am really excited about because not only are we camping we’re glamping, which is a whole new experience for me!

 

 

 

Posted in About Me, Exercise, Self Care

fitbit blaze

I bought a fitbit blaze in purple. So far I am enjoying it and it is providing me with alot of motivation!

The fitbit blaze has the appearance of a watch. It automatically tracks my exercise, steps, heart rate, floors climbed, calories burned and more.

One downfall I have found and I am not sure if this because I am in Canada but the food input barcode scanner doesn’t recognize quite a few foods. I think I will need to sync with My fitness pal as its food database is much more extensive.

I also wish it was smaller. If fitbit sold a skinnier version, I would much prefer that.

The fitbit app is great it gives me all my fitness information directly on my phone. It syncs easily and I haven’t had any connectivity issues.

I haven’t delved into the fitbit community much but do have some friends whom also have fitbits and enjoy being able to see what they are doing and participate in challenges with them.

I am also using my fitbit blaze in conjuction with the aria scale. The scale measures weight and bodyfat.

So I case you were wondering, I am keeping it!

Once I have worn it for awhile longer I’ll provide another update regarding any pros or cons I’ve found that are not mentioned above.

Posted in About Me

It’s Green!

The boulevards are starting to turn green. The grass is back. It makes me excited to see green popping up around me! I love the warmer and longer days! Can’t want to see my first green leaves!

Spring is definitely here to stay (or at least I hope it is) and I can’t wait to start summer.

Camping here I come!

Posted in About Me, Reflections

Memories of growing up in a white world.

I watched a documentary today called Little White Lie, it was about being black in a white world. Always knowing your different, never fitting in, but never being able to put your finger on why.

At 21 years old for this first time I could remember in my life. I felt accepted, not judged, I felt like I had found my people.

Now this is not to say that I never felt loved by anyone with white skin but it was like unlocking a secret. It was like walking around with a giant secret that no one would acknowledge or explain. Like the documentary said it’s that one drop rule, so we just accept everybody. I felt like the main character, when you’re black there isn’t really a place for you in the white world. In the black world you just slide in and are accepted no questions because you’re one of them. You’re always some category of black. Being mixed is a category of black. White just doesn’t have categories.

Now my story is nothing like the main characters; except for the secrets, the not being comfortable in your own skin, the not being able to ask… but knowing there was so much more to the story than you had been told. But truly our life stories are world’s apart.

As the documentary says, I define the future for myself! For myself, since I found my truth and discovered myself; I’ve been defining my future while taking along my past and regardless of how I define it, it’s mine and it’s based in truth.

Forever

Thank you to Lacey Schwartz for making a documentary that allowed me to put into words things I might not have been able to before.

Posted in About Me

I’ve Rebranded

As you may notice my blog title has changed. I just felt it was a better fit and well suited choice for my blog name.

Also I just realised I have had this blog for 5 years! Wow, how time flys!

 

Posted in About Me, Reflections

Life

Sometimes it seems like there’s so much to do… but then maybe there is…

Keep going, keep moving, even when you want to stop remember you will look back and think. I did this, all me. I made it.

Posted in About Me

Popcorn & Avocado

Saturday mornings in my home are often lazy mornings.

T has had so far popcorn and avocados for breakfast! I’ve had my smoothie.

After that we painted, now we are snuggled in bed, thinking of another fun thing to do on our unstructured relaxing day😊