Inspiration: April 21

Inspiration April 21 >> Life In Limbo

Like me, Ryan Holiday thinks that reading is meant to be “pleasurable and valuable.” It’s not meant to be a chore or a slog. Note to self: make more time for reading!

After having lived abroad, I resonate so much with this post about how “living the dream” doesn’t have to mean “quitting your job and traveling full time”.

I just used Typeform for the first time and loved the experience! Such a fun way to collect ideas and opinions.

Song I’ve had on repeat all week: Despacito feat. Justin Bieber. My love for Latin music dies hard.

I decided to participate in the 100 Day Project, even though I was starting 12 days late. I figured better late than not at all! I’m taking a photo outdoors every day with my DSLR, since I hadn’t picked it up in months. Follow along: #100outdoortraits!


It was a busy week but a great one! This week I went to Tuesdays Together (one of my favourite events of the month), had several coworking dates with friends, talked to loved ones on the phone and managed to get a bunch of work done. Next week I’ll be working at Nurture Retreats, and I can’t wait for those three days unplugged from technology and away from the city. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

Inspiration: April 14

Inspiration April 14 >> Life In Limbo

Science is starting to show that intuition is more powerful than intelligence! This is both fascinating and useful in a practical sense.

Love these ideas for little ways to treat yo’ self for less than $5!

How do we create change when things seem crazy and beyond our control? Martha Beck has some thoughts, and I love this visual.

Books I’ve bought in the past week that I can’t wait to sink my teeth into: How to Be a Person in the World (loved so much I needed my own copy), A Return to Love, When Things Fall Apart, and The Vegetarian.

I just got back into running and I’m excited to try out Spotify Running – such a cool concept! I’m also using Strava this time around, if anyone’s into that.

Guys! I added all my rewards cards to my Apple Wallet and it’s one of the best things I’ve done in a long while. It involves downloading the app for each account (ie. Starbucks, Indigo, Shopper’s Drug Mart), logging in to each of them, and then clicking “Add to Wallet”. I am very enthusiastic about having them all in one place and not having to carry around anything extra.

I am so inspired by #100daysofplantsonfabric – such a cool idea. I kind of wish I was doing the 100 day project but am not sure what to do!


It’s been an amazing couple of weeks! I had lots of lovely birthday celebrations with my people, then started taking care of my friend’s cat, then found out that I’ll be able to stay in my beloved apartment and neighbourhood. The sun is shining around here and I’m so happy. I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of love and light. xo.

 

Inspiration: March 31

Inspiration March 31 >> Life In Limbo

In celebration of #TryPod month, here’s a big list of cool podcasts to check out. I just started listening to S-Town and am flabbergasted at how good it is. Next up for me is Missing Richard Simmons. Other faves include Dear Sugar Radio and  Happier.

I feel like I forever need inspiration for what to make myself for lunch, so I liked this rundown of what foodies make for themselves.

I’ve been so blessed with amazing friendships in my life, so I adored this Modern Love column about an unlikely one.

This is what love looks like.

Sharing the love: I downloaded the Yr.no app this week and have experienced accurate weather forecasting ever since, for better or for worse since it’s SNOWING here as I write this. Shoutout Katie for introducing me to this site way back when.

File under “literally cannot stop listening to”: Portland, Maine + Good as Hell + Someone In The Crowd.


Anyone else totally astonished that it’s April tomorrow? Ahh! It’s my Grandma’s birthday on the 1st, so we’re gathering to celebrate her, which will be lovely. This week I was lucky enough to accompany my boss to an interview he was doing on The Agenda for TVO – it was a lot of fun. Life is good these days! How are you? I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo.

 

Inspiration: March 24

Inspiration March 23 >> Life In Limbo

I was lucky enough to help my friend Sonja cater Sarah Slean’s album launch party for Metaphysics this week – it was one of the most inspiring events I’ve taken part in. Let’s celebrate the amazing women I got to work with! Here’s Sarah’s beautiful new single, Sonja’s beautiful retreats, Danielle’s beautiful shop, and Jessica’s beautiful flowers.

How does life live? Why are some things special? Why do you pick flowers and then they die? Will I have another birthday? Why are you on your phone? What is kind? Do you love me?”

Sarah von Bargen is the best and so are her lifehack tips.

I liked this post about simple bullet journal layout ideas. Mostly because all those Youtube bujo tutorials are usually more about being pretty than actually useful.

I’m going to see the Book of Mormon this weekend! Which means that I’ve been listening to the soundtrack nonstop.


The little cutie in the photo is named Pablo, and I’m going to be taking care of him for a few months while my friend Bridget goes to Nicaragua! It will be so much fun to have a little buddy in my house keeping me company. This week was so much fun but also a blur, mostly because of the beautiful event I mentioned earlier. I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend and recovering from all the excitement. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!