Ok, so this is actually a Christmas tree in New Westminster right by my office, but you get the idea… I’m feeling festive! It could have something to do with the garland and lights I hung from my fireplace mantle this week; or it’s all the lights strewn from the trees in Port Moody and the Christmas music playing around every corner. I’m just a sucker for all the feel-good moments that come with the holiday season… and this year, I might even get to see a little snow!
In Toronto, that is – I’m flying there on Sunday morning for work. And after work each day, I have plans to do something festive, like walk through the Christmas Market in the Distillery District, go to the One of a Kind Christmas Show, witness the madness of the Eaton Centre and attend a couple Christmas parties. It won’t be the same as spending Christmas in New York City was (oh my gosh, how I miss that city), but it’ll be fun! Plus, I can’t wait to see everyone at work and get in a nice visit with Roomie and her dog. <3
The low of my week was going on a little emotional roller coaster while thinking about some stuff related to do with my sobriety. I have a milestone coming up next month that I’m excited to celebrate, but I’ve also been feeling a lot of anxiety about the upcoming holiday season, Christmas parties, etc. I’m thankful I have a beautiful and inspiring sober friend to talk to when I’m down.
The high of my week was meeting my high school mentee at the YWCA and totally hitting it off! She’s interested in going into communications, has a yorkie and we are just basically twins. It was also cool/surreal to have one of the other mentors recognize me because she reads this blog. (Hi, Kayla!)
A blog post I loved was 5 Steps to Organize Your Financial Life by Sophia over at Gen Y Planning. Step #1 is my favourite – I do it often. But Sofia’s blog makes me wonder… Are there any young Canadian financial planners who focus on working with millennials!? If so, email me! I have an idea.
The best money I spent was $3 on chocolate chips that I turned into chocolate chip cookies. Because sometimes a girl just needs to make herself a batch of homemade cookies!
My plans this weekend include having brunch with some friends from Royal Roads, then flying to Toronto (and hopefully squeezing in a yoga class on Sunday night, when I get there).
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?