So, just two weeks ago, I mentioned I was finally enjoying my “first” summer in Vancouver… and now I’m realizing that this long weekend is actually the last weekend I’ll be here until late September – no joke! I’ll talk more about where I’m going next week, and I’m excited about it all. I’m just having one of those moments where you realize you only have 7 days left to get in more hikes, more visits with friends and, yes, more Rocky Point Ice Cream! I guess the consolation prize is that we don’t really experience cold weather here, so I can do all those things in the fall too. <3
Not much to report this week. I started it by dealing with the tail end of a random flu-type bug I picked up on the weekend. But then I finished a huge project at work that’s been ongoing since April, so that felt great. I also got a little writing done, did an interview with Mint (will post a link when it’s live) and had two girlfriends from Victoria come stay with me on Wednesday night. And now, the long weekend is here! I filled it with all kinds of fun plans, knowing I have a lot of work to do next week and will then be gone for most of August and September…
I’ve decided to stop mentioning the low of my week as I truly do not have much to complain about these days. I could say my back hurt or I found out I have to wait until September to get the results of my bone scan, but those are trivial in the grand scheme of things. Life is good. I am happy. That is all.
The high of my week was receiving a letter in the mail from Royal Roads University saying that I’d been nominated for an alumni award! My dear friend Ken submitted the nomination application, which included letters of reference from both my boss and Gail. I seriously want to frame it.
An article I loved was When It’s Cool to Have Nothing over at The New York Times. Personally, I see minimalism as sort of a stand against consumerism and a search for simpler living, but the article (and Jezebel’s article linked in it) makes some good points. Give it a read.
The best money I spent was $180.83 on my passport renewal + new pictures for it. Worth every penny. I was also gifted a copy of David Cain’s new book, You Are Here: A Modern Person’s Guide to Living in the Present, which I started reading last night and am loving so far.
My plans this weekend include going to see The Minimalists Everything That Remains Tour at the Vancouver Public Library with my friend Kasey tonight (free), hanging out with a girlfriend and her two kids tomorrow (free), going to Food Cart Fest downtown with a couple friends on Sunday (~$15), and having brunch and dinner with friends on Monday (~$40)! Long weekends were meant to be enjoyed, and I want to soak up every last minute in Vancouver that I can – especially with this beautiful weather!
How was your week, friends? What are you up to this weekend?