Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Au Revoir!! Blog Haitus


We're off to France!
I'll have tons of pictures, adventures and stories to share when we get back.
"See" you next month!


Friday, June 7, 2013

May 2013

May. Beautiful May. This month has been a whirlwind and I'm glad it's over.

Highlights of the Month
Received marks for two exams:
95% on Symptomatology I
90% on Anatomy & Physiology
Saw Balletlujah with my mom for Mother's Day - The Alberta Ballet was choreographed to the music of K.D. Lang. Absolutely stunning.

Happiness Project - I learned to lighten up a little.
Mostly learned to put things in perspective of what is important and what isn't worth stressing over.

Book Recap
2013 Reading Challenge
I have read 13 books toward my goal of 30 books.
I am right on track!
Pages Read (month): 1510
Pages Read (year): 6238

What I Read
Just One Day by Gayle Forman (review)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (review)
Essentials of Human Anatomy &Physiology by Elaine Nicpon Marieb (review)

What I'm Currently Reading

Monthly Book Spending:
Spent: $21.02*
Saved: $1.90

*textbook costs are excluded


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Happiness Project - Get Serious About Play

Get Serious about play.
June is about enjoying life. Getting out of my comfort zone.
I'm a routine person and have my life planned out in a lot of detail. It makes sense to me to have plans. But sometimes those plans don't work out and that is a stress for me. Rather than focus on the plans as "written in stone" I need to see things more fluidly. Our trip this month will be perfect for that. Just go with the flow. Enjoy each day. In some cases, just make it through each day and start again tomorrow.

Live in the moment

  • Stop looking at the future
  • Make a plan and forget about it until later. 
  • Live TODAY

Find more fun

  • Stop doing things that just aren't fun out of obligation. 
  • Find those things I have fun doing, and do them more
    • board games, cards, movies, reading, french, dancing

Go off the path

  • Try new foods, new places
  • France!!
  • Buy a french book to read
  • Change the routine