What an awesome first week away. I’ve been at home in Victoria since Saturday morning, where the weather has shifted from the scorching heat that burned the back of my neck on Sunday to the cool rain that had me curled up under a blanket for two days. I’ve seen friends and family, gone on some great walks/hikes and even had my star tattoos coloured in by my “niece”. (We went with pink, purple and yellow, this time.) Seriously, it’s been amazing.
When I first started making trips home, I used to try and squeeze in as many visits with people as humanly possible. Depending on how many days I was here, my schedule usually allowed for me to spend 2-3 hours with each person I saw; that meant I got to see a lot of people, but I always felt bad about the time restriction. Over the past couple years, I’ve slowly evolved my trips from being jam-packed to busy, then to just busy enough. But this trip was totally different…
I didn’t make a single plan, before hopping on the ferry Saturday morning. Instead, I just wanted to hangout at home and say “yes” to things as they came up – and it’s worked out perfectly. I’ve still managed to see almost everyone I usually do, but I also took the time to take a couple long naps and just get some downtime. It goes back to this idea of trying to live in the present more and more; I’m just listening to myself and doing what I need/want to do (including soaking up my time with people, not feeling rushed during it).
While I wasn’t necessarily busy making any plans here, I did make a few plans for some of my upcoming trips – specifically, regarding my trip to Toronto. This week, I booked the venue for our meet-up downtown! And, the most exciting part, I also asked someone to co-host it with me! Jessica from Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses and I are going to host a meet-up at Tangerine Cafe on September 3rd at 6pm. It’s going to be similar to what I did in Vancouver (totally casual), but with more room for more people. Hope to see you there!
The high of my week was probably being gifted a jar of homemade blackberry jam by Leah at Golden Girl Finance. I had an amazing week with everyone, but I looove me some blackberry jam. <3
A blog post I loved was Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt. I don’t want to spoil it, but this might be the most positive post I’ve read all summer. Go go go read it now now now!
The best money I spent was $6.25 to go to the gym on Wednesday morning. Travelling means not having access to the free gym in my building, but I’m still making health and fitness a priority.
My plans this weekend include seeing a couple friends, but mostly spending time with my family. It’s the last weekend that Baby Bro will live in Victoria, so we’re going to have some good ol’ Flanders family fun.
How was your week, friends? What are you up to this weekend?