Inspiration | October 31

Inspiration October 31

I’m excited to see what Elise’s Get To Work Book will look like and (hopefully) use it! Also, her World Domination Summit speech was finally put online this week and it was awesome.

If you’re following the whole awful mess of the Jian Ghomeshi case, I think this article is well-worth a read. I’m also offering support for the women who are bravely standing up and telling their stories.

Related: a little funny, a little sad – Lewis’s Law.

I cried when I saw how Canadians had honoured Cpl. Cirillo along the Highway of Heroes.

My friend Andrew is travelling around Africa right now as a photographer for International Volunteer HQ and he is taking some seriously stunning photos. He’s posting most of them to his personal page, but you can see some on his public Facebook page as well.

I am recently obsessed with John Green’s tumblr (been a big fan of vlogbrothers for a while) and started reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson for the first time yesterday and am already almost done (I love it).

Helpful ideas from Marie Forleo about dealing with criticism.


In truth I wasn’t feeling overly inspired this week due to battling a cold (ie. sleeping in most mornings) but I’m hoping it’ll clear up soon. This weekend I’m planning to take it easy, go for a hike and hang out with my friends. And sleep. A lot. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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Free Wallpaper Download: Maya Angelou Quote

Maya Angelou Quote Free Wallpaper Download >> Life In Limbo

I bet you saw this one coming! It’s my new favourite mantra. I’ve talked about this before here but I just love that it ultimately says just do what you can. You don’t have to be an expert before you can teach someone something, and you don’t need to be a millionaire before you can donate to a good cause. Start from where you are. Start with what you have. Start by doing what you can.

I’m putting this quote on my computer desktop this month as a reminder to myself. If you’d like a copy too, you can download it by clicking the link below. Enjoy!

Click here to download your free wallpaper!

You can also find all my previous free wallpaper downloads here.

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Lately | October

Lately October >> Life In Limbo

Buzzing with creative ideas for an e-course and new listings for the shop.

Listening to new Drake, old Drake, Anaconda and new Taylor Swift. Don’t be like me, kids. Or do, it’s so fun and we can have sweet dance parties.

Totally obsessed with Serial and having uber-intense discussions with my friends after each new episode airs.

Enjoying my nightly walks around the neighbourhood to get in my 10,000 steps a day.

Walking everywhere in either these shoes or these. (See also: pretending summer isn’t over.)

Proud of these photos + article I wrote about a favourite restaurant in my neighbourhood here in Busan.

Touched by the response from family and friends about my piece for HWY. Truly.

Wavering about whether I want to do NaNoWriMo again this year. Leaning towards no. But maybe?!

Excited for this movie, and this one too.

Still doing morning pages.

Painting my nails wine-red.

Meditating every day. I don’t always love it, but in general I love it.

Looking forward to a semi-formal event in a couple weeks, hikes in the changing fall leaves, and all the amazing stuff that’s going to happen in November that I can’t and shouldn’t try to plan for.

Gobsmacked at how fast this month went by (this feels like it was the same month).

Missing my besties + family back home, but…

Loving my friends + life here.

Planning for my next steps but trying not to freak out. As I’ve learned, 5 months is both really short and very long.


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The Busan Fireworks Festival

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I think the Busan Fireworks Festival must be one of the most spectacular in the world. I know that would seem unlikely, considering the fact that it’s not Sydney or New York – it’s not even a well-known city. But the fireworks last for 45 minutes and fill up the entire sky, framed by the gorgeous Diamond Bridge and ocean and I think they must be some of the best there are.

We were warned that going down to the beach to watch would be crazy because it would be so crowded, but all those people were wrong. We camped out in our own little blanket village for most of the day and while there were a ton of people, no question, it was also so great to be down there. We had tons of friends, food, and drinks and the day passed so quickly. Finding bathrooms was a fun challenge. Finding a convenience store without a line out the door was even more fun (and even more challenging). And the fireworks themselves were completely amazing.

I think I can count that whole day (and the night that came after) as one of my favourites from my time in Busan. We just had so much fun.

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