Friends, Conversations and Gratitude.

This morning I was talking to my beautiful and dear friend Shayla. We don’t get to connect as often as I wish we did, because of timezones and schedules both being pretty packed. So even the smallest of conversations I treasure. This girl is honestly the biggest blessing, she is so warm and encouraging, and a total light to the world. She is creative and passionate and on top of all that is raising the sweetest little girl with her husband. I am really blessed to have her in my life.

I mean seriously, how full of light is this woman!?

Anyway, we were talking about life, and how sometimes we feel like we are just waiting for someone
to call us out on the fact that we are doing all these adult things. She is busy being a mom and a wife and studying for her real estate licence and I am over here living in a different country with the love of my life, working a job providing strategic insight to a whole of state government law and order agency, earning great money and making all these plans for the future.

It is kind of amazing to think that only 6-7 years ago I was just starting university, I had no idea what I was going to do when I graduated let alone with my life, and now I am working in a job that actually relates to my area of study, I am running a business that is about to expand for the second time, and [albeit foolishing] I am even contemplating taking on some more academic study to further my career possibilities. I mean what happened to that kid who use to doodle in her notebook during her law lectures instead of taking proper notes? What happened to that kid who was too busy flying to a different city to go to an Alexisonfire concerts to finish her first year paper final exams? It seems like a lifetime ago. Honestly, I am not complaining. Life right now is pretty sweet. It is challenging, and it is scary sometimes, but it is so exciting to know that this world is mine for the taking.

It lead to me to think about all the reasons we have to be grateful in this life, and man, there really are a lot of them. I am thankful for my friends, even though many of them are in different countries, or travelling seeing different parts of the world. I am thankful for my family because even though sometimes they drive me nuts they are mine and are always there for me. I am thankful for my amazing boyfriend who loves and supports me, and his amazing family who have embraced me. I am thankful for my job, my home, and also my health. Tomorrow is the first day of my May challenge. I am pretty excited about that too. Its like after my conversation with my dear friend today, my mentality just did a little shift, and something clicked into place. I deserve all this adult stuff. I worked for it, and I worked hard. And I am going to work hard for my health, because at the end of the day, without that, what do we really even have?


  1. you're so beautiful. like literally. full of beauty. soaking in it. I love you & I'm so proud of you and you are SO RIGHT. you DO deserve all of this adult stuff.

    also- your adult stuff is WAY MORE adult that my adult stuff. hahaha. I'm okay with that. ;)
    those pictures though... bahahaha!

    1. Comparison is the theif of joy! Our adult stuff is just different. I was actually planning on putting a couple of photos of you and fern, and then I saw those ones and I was like, This is the Shayla that I know and love with my whole heart. You make me smile girly.


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