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Let’s set the world on fire

After my extended blogging hiatus – I’ve been inspired to start blogging again! I’ve been reading and receiving more comments about my blog and the inspiration people have been gaining from reading my posts – so I thought there’s no time like the present to get back to it!

Let’s back track a little bit…

Incase you missed it, my contract at the Park Board corporate communications office reached its budget limit last week.. and although I was sad to leave, a new opportunity presented itself to me in purely immaculate timing. I just started as the Communications Assistant (and the only communications person might I add) at the Britannia Community Services Centre (<- part of my job is working with the staff to ramp up their website including content and consistency!) reporting directly to the Executive Director.

Although I was slightly overwhelmed at the thought of how many challenges and issues I am going to encounter over the next few months, I’m also excited and grateful for this opportunity to prove what I’m made of. I know this is my time to shine and prove that I am a good PR practitioner and I’m not just going to sit back in an entry-level job – I’m going to charge ahead in my field! All I know is that coming to Vancouver I set myself a goal of getting work for at least one year, and I’m right on track (even though I’m technically doing a different job with different objectives and working at a different location – it’s still under the same umbrella).

Not only is this a great opportunity for my career at this point in my life… I’m working at a community services centre. This means I have a pool, rink, fitness centre, classes, recreation, lots of community events literally in my office – and I get to communicate about them to the public. If this challenge isn’t right up my alley – I’m not really sure what is. I can’t get much closer to my dream job without actually working in the fitness centre! This song has been inspiring me lately:

Besides it being sickly (in a good way) perfect for me, it’s also in a really amazing part of the city – The Drive. If you know anything about Vancouver, you know that The Drive is the exciting place to be – even with its sketchy rep. It’s loaded with a fun eclectic mix of businesses from specialty stores, vegetable markets, eateries, organic food stores, restaurants up the ying-yang, used to be called “Little Italy”.. oh and did I mention the coffee?! Amazing coffee for cheap – everywhere.

Most importantly, I’ve been doing great with my fitness and still working out 5 days a week. I’m going to continue to workout like I have been over the holidays, but once I get back from Christmas in Halifax, you better believe I’m going to get right back to it and start hammering out my goals… running, swimming and lifting and kettle bell training anyone?

I want to be a strong & lean fighting machine! (<- you love the tackiness)

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe – then you will be successful. – Eric Thomas

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Driving Love

I’m on a blogging frenzy today!

I thought I’d do a separate post today with all the food and health and soul-loving happenings of the past few days. First I have to talk and rave about the wonderful road-trip to Squamish yesterday! It was very last-minute, but Faith, our housemate Ambrose and I jumped in his car and headed into the mountains. It was literally breath-taking and made me speechless.

If you haven’t already watched my vlog – go check it out!

Lunch yesterday – photo via Faith :)

This morning consisted of coffee at our favourite cafe (shout out to Rachel!), doing some work for a few hours and then it was adventure time! Faith and I have yet to check out “The Drive” in Vancouver which everyone raves about. It’s known for its small unique boutiques, multitudes of restaurants and lots and lots of cafes! :)

The real goal was to make it to a local hand-made artisan’s show called Make It!: The Handmade Revolution. It was exactly what Faith and I hoped for + MORE. The work these artists do is incredible and mind-blowingly beautiful. Check out their website and look at the artist’s websites. I wish I could have bought way more than I did… but with the lack of funds *cough**cough* at the moment – I had to be good.

We found it!

Two of my favourite things in one place! Lattes and Positive Reinforcement!

The one artist who blew us away was Amy Victoria Wakefield –> check out her facebook page and etsy site! I bought two shots that I am in absolute love with! I took photos of my prints to show you :)

With our beautiful finds we headed down the Drive and found a lovely place called Cafe Deux Soleils who supposedly have the best veggie burgers around – so we had to give them a try! They did not disappoint!

After we left full and happy we made our way down The Drive and stumbled upon this lovely work of art on the side of a building.

Just spreading the love people.

After that lovely day I came home and completed week three of Insanity! I’ve been seeing a lot about Insanity: The Asylum lately… and am pretty sure that after this round of Insanity, the asylum is going to be the next goal.

Am I crazy? Probably. But I LOVE it. :)

Night all!


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