2016 New Years Resolutions

I’ve never been good at making or keeping New Years resolutions. This is partly because I’ve never really placed a huge emphasis on the holiday but also because I feel like people just make the same goals every year. However, this coming year will become a year of big accomplishments and big changes and I want to take every opportunity I have to make 2016 a year to remember. I harassed my family to make five goals for themselves but here is my list of New Years resolutions for 2016:

  1. Write more
  2. Read more
  3. Travel [x]
  4. Rediscover Toronto [x]
  5. Start a dream journal [x]
  6. Go to a concert [x]
  7. Create a style blog [x]
  8. Graduate and apply for another university program [x]
  9. Take a class (music, photography, French, ASL?)
  10. Get my G1

If I can accomplish even half of these, I would be extremely happy with myself. I guess we’ll see!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the best for 2016!

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Favourite Words in 2015

  1. balter: (v.) to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment.
  2. tenuous: (n.) of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial.
  3. thus: (adv.) in the way just indicated; in this way
  4. mischievous: (adj.) maliciously or playfully annoying
  5. ampersand: (n.) a character or symbol (&) for and
  6. aesthetic: (adj.) concerned with the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty
  7. epitome: (n.) a person or thing that is typical of or possesses toa high degree the features of a whole class
  8. flawless: (adj.) having no defects or faults, especially none thatdiminish the value of something
  9. lumbersexual: (n.) A sexy man who dresses in denim, leather, and flannel, and has a ruggedly sensual beard; a man who wears outdoor-type clothes, such as plaid shirts, jeans andboots, and has a beard, but lives a modern, urban lifestyle.
  10. whilst: (conj.) while.

21 Memories (2014-2015)

Here are 21 Memories over the course of one year when I turned 21.

  1. March 16: My 21st birthday. It was everything I wanted and more.
  2. April 18: Spending the entire day with my Mom and my sister shopping. It was like the old days, simple and perfect.
  3. April 29: I tried Sushi for the first time. Not bad.
  4. April 30: Finishing my second CO-OP placement. I felt so happy and proud of myself.
  5. May 16: Going to Niagara Falls for my sister’s dance competition. I had fun hanging out with my Mom and sister.
  6. May 28th: Learning that Maya Angelou had passed away. I was actually devastated. I spent the entire day watching videos of her speak and read her poems.
  7. June 27: Getting placed for my next CO-OP placement. I was in total shock but absolutely excited too.
  8. July 11-12: Shopping and dinner with one of my best friends then brunch and more shopping with her the next day. Grapefruit mojitos and raspberry mimosas are now my summer drinks!
  9. July 18: Little get together with friends. Tried beer for the first time. Not a fan. But the company was splendid.
  10. July 23-27: Spending the entire weekend with my BFF shopping, laughing, and generally being ridiculous.
  11. August: Being home with the family for a beautiful, chaotic, and slightly relaxing month.
  12. August 30-September 7th: Participating in my university’s 101 week as a guide. Too memorable for words.
  13. September 9th: Submitting my first article for an online magazine. So excited to see it when it’s actually published.
  14. November 21st: 90s Night on campus. I drank out of mini fishbowls! Highlight!
  15. December 7th: I was made a Fairy Godmother for the second time!
  16. December 10th: Friendmas with the Squad. Such a good night!
  17. December 11th: Winning a $50 Gift Card for H&M in the random Scavenger Hunt
  18. December 25th: Christmas Day! I got my Maleficient plushie and I got to spend the night with my entire family. It was a really good night.
  19. December 26th: I got my first iPhone! God bless my Mama!
  20. January 31st: I went to my first fashion show and it was pretty awesome!
  21. March 13th: Celebrating my 22nd birthday a couple days before my real birthday. ‘Twas epic.