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Day 85: Let’s Go Back To The Cottage

Today we are heading back to the cottage. I was up early with Sean to re-shoot the project I’m working on. It went ok. Thankful for his help, it was very challenging to do it all by myself yesterday.

I stopped by to see April and Nataleigh before we left. I really hope we have some HOT DAYS this week. I am ready for sun. ☀️

Sat outside and read my book by the fire before bed. Nice to be back. 💖

Day 84: Sunshine, Bike Ride, Fresh Air Therapy

I tried really hard to do something today. I put my expectations high, I thought I could do it all by myself. I didn’t want help. I failed. I sucked at it. I had a total meltdown.

The day started well with a 3.5km run around the neighbourhood. I stopped at the OKAYOK Store to take this photo, they have a great mirror film on the window. I’m wearing the Joe Fresh outfit again bc I am 1000% obsessed.

After my meltdown, I took to the streets on my bike and discovered a great new (to me!) spot in our area. The other day mum told me how she used to love running on a track so I was so happy to find one at École secondaire Toronto Ouest.

I leaned back on my bike, called a friend, and read my book. I also did another one of Elaisha’s daily meditations. It was so nice. I traced my fingers with my eyes closed, took deep breaths, and soaked in the sun. If you haven’t subscribed you can get on her 30-day course on Your Mindful for free here.


P.S. I lost my fav Juul today, it was engraved 'CASIE IS THE BEST' ?

Day 83: New Ways, New Mask, New Look

Biked around early in the morning and met April for a social distance hang with coffee in her backyard around 8 am. We talked about life, everything going on in the world, things outside us, feelings inside us, it was really nice. She always has good advice, makes me laugh, and is there with a compliment or to a reminder when I need it the most.

It’s crazy to think back to a few months ago when everything was different and we had no idea what was coming. Things will never be the same, this is a new way of life, of living, of thinking, of feeling.

In the afternoon I walked to Danica’s Bathing Belle shop in Roncy to pick up my mask and see her new mural being painted. It looks so nice and the art is done by @Viszla_Bacon on IG. He has a couple other in the area, you might recognize his work!

Bathing Belle will be opening up soon to take appointments at the shop. I ordered the Rasta Lion mask to match my suit and scrunchie. I love it! Her suits are the best bathing suits I’ve ever owned, she makes them herself, and the fabric so nice. Highly recommend.

It was a full moon last night, I sat out and read my book for a bit. I placed my crystals out under the moonlight and made my wishes on the moon. Even though I couldn’t’ see it through the clouds, I knew it was there. I got this yellow bowl two summer’s ago from a shop in the LXMarket, Lisbon. I was hesitant to buy it but I’m so glad to have it now.

This orange outfit is my most favourite thing right now, I copped the crop/shorts from Sasha Exeter‘s post and used her 25% off discount at Joe Fresh (SASHA25). In other news, my roots are so long my hair looks brown when it’s tied back.

On the way home from Roncy, I grabbed a TOGO Margarita from a little bar. These are certainly weird times. ?

Day 82: Change The Way You Think

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blackout tuesday is over, so what happens now? we’ve put together some really simple ways non-black people can positively exercise their white privilege in their everyday lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ it’s all well and good signing a petition, posting a black square, going out to protest or even giving a donation BUT what now? the work can’t stop their. non-black people need to make a conscious daily decision to be anti-racist and exercise their white privilege to help POC around them! the only way change can come is through a change of mindset and small actions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⁣ why deny the existence of white privilege when you could use it to expose injustices and actually use it for good? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⁣ ⭐️please note there are so many other ways you can exercise white privilege to stop racism but these are just a few suggestions that you can implement immediately in your daily life ❤️⁣ ⁣ ⭐️ ⭐️this post is not intended to glorifying tokenism and isn’t telling you to make ‘black friends’. if you notice your circle isn’t as diverse as you would like and you have an open heart and genuinely want to get to know new people and experience new cultures then you can look to diversify ing your circle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ words and creation by: @vibesofablackgirl ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Vibes of a Black Girl Ⓒ

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Day 81: Nature Break

Day 80: Sending Flowers

Today has been heavy. It’s hard to watch what’s going on in the world right now and not take action. I’ve hit pause on posting my own content to continue making space for POC creators and resources. If you are looking for resources on how you can help or show support see here.

I’m still keeping my daily diary, it’s my way to remember, and a time capsule to look back on in the future. I hope that by sharing a little bit of sunshine here on the blog it can bring a smile to at least one person. ?

We went to Beaverton in the afternoon and while Sean had a meeting, I got some groceries and called a friend. Today I made a delicious beet salad with leftover beets Sean BBQ’d the other day. I really love beets.

The afternoon was really nice, I took some time to plant the flowers we got for Sean’s mum. She’s not planning to be up here for a while but we wanted to fill her flower pots and tidy the garden. Tomorrow we’re putting up the hummingbird feeder, we’ve seen a bunch of the beautiful little birds buzzing around.

I think Sean’s parents have been keeping up with the blog so, “HI LORNA & KEITH, WE MISS YOU!”. ?

Sean got a new power washer last week and it was quite therapeutic to blast the stairs and wash outside. This thing is a beast, so powerful! I power washed my paddleboard and Sean’s mum’s kayak, can’t wait to get out on the water.

In other news, I beat yesterday’s 5K record on my run for Global Running Day. ?

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