There is no better way to start your Monday than with a meme from your favourite boxer, B! I’ve often said that we can learn a lot from our animals (forgiveness, patience, gratefulness, and living in the moment to name a few). Another trait that B (and many other dogs) have is that he will always go for what he wants in life and he doesn’t care if he looks silly. He is never afraid to give something his very best shot and, if it doesn’t work out, to keep trying until he gets it (B actually can carry more than one toy in his mouth at once).
I love this picture of B because it captures his spirit perfectly. In addition to working on his night photography (which you can see examples of here and here), JP is also working on his motion shots. He takes beautiful landscapes (which you can see here, here, and here), but when his subjects are moving (especially moving fast, like B), he has a harder time. JP has come a long way with his photography and has taken a lot of great pictures lately that I can’t wait to print and display in our home (we recently got a family frame for our soon to be painted living room).
As some of you may (or may not) have noticed, I have been absent from the blogging world for the last while. I have been dealing with a lot of personal challenges lately, both with losing my job and my health, and I needed to take a time out and focus on self-care (huge news: I finished my book while I was taking my break, so now I am in editing mode). For anyone who is interested, I am going to provide a brief update about what the heck has been going on in my life below. If you’re not into that sort of thing, well, then I hope you enjoy the picture of B and have a great day!
In the new year, I presented my blog plan for 2016. I am still going to be sticking with the same topics, but I am going to be decreasing the cadence. While I am back for good and will be posting weekly again, I am focusing on “going with the flow,” which is an approach that I am applying elsewhere in my life as well. It feels great!
What would you like to see more posts about? I’d love to know!
I have been slowly but steadily losing weight and really focusing on meal planning and eating healthy, whole foods. In the near future, you will see wellness-inspired posts about:
- Delicious new recipes we’ve been loving
- My personal care product journey
- Workouts that are kicking (and shaping!) my butt
- A sample weekly meal plan in my household
I am pleased to report that I have landed an awesome new gig! In addition, I am also taking an online certificate program because I love school and I love to learn (and, okay, fine, I wanted to improve my resume as well). You can see why my blogging cadence will be decreasing – I have a lot of new things to focus on! However, blogging is also important to me and I want to keep at it, so I hope that you’ll stick around with me. I promise that it will be worth it – my drafts folder is brimming with lifestyle posts!
I’ve mentioned in the past that JP and I really wanted to get a lakefront cottage. Well, we did and we are loving it! Life is good right now and I am embracing an attitude of gratitude for all of the blessings in my life. It’s been a long, bumpy road to get here and I am nowhere near done, but I am happy to say that I am enjoying the journey and not just focusing on the destination.
Photo Friday will be coming back this week because I definitely want you guys to see a peek into our lives.
What have you been up to lately?
Disclosure: if you buy any of these products from me, or do any of your amazon.com shopping through my store, my sweet boxer, B, will get some treat money. He thanks you in advance for supporting his cookie addiction and I thank you for supporting my blog.