One + Four = Life: Around Town & Celebrating Moms

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How can it be that another week has passed us by?! I know the days actually get longer as the warm weather returns, so how can it feel like time is stuck on fast-forward? I guess there’s so much more to do and see and enjoy now that we’ve come out of our winter hibernation. Here’s my week highlights:

1) FastStart – I went to my first FastStart E-Connect event on Tuesday. It’s a gathering of entrepreneurial spirited people including students, investors, business owners, and well, people just checking it out like me, I guess! I’ve always had big dreams of owning a business, so it was nice to hear some local success stories. Hearing from Paul Hickey of BrandHealth was especially inspiring because he just gets the human element of business. It was also great catching up with my University accounting professor, Jaime Morales (pictured with me above). He is a fantastic guy! God, I can’t believe I’ve been out of University five years this month! Eeek!

2) Market – The Downtown Wednesday Peterborough Farmer’s Market started up again this week, and I made it there just in the nick of time! With only 15 minutes left, Fresh Urban Plate was already packing up (I got salads yesterday morning instead), but I was able to pick up two piroshkis from Taste of Russia and got a deal because they were about to close! Score!

3) Motorcycle – My dad was off work the latter part of the week because the roof at his work caved in. Luckily, nobody was injured. The workplace misfortune was for my gain though, because I went out on his Harley with him for the first time! I loved it! I’m thinking that once I have a few dollars to spare, I should pick myself up a hog 🙂

4) Gardening – Earlier this week, I got to have a little fun putting together a New Mom Basket for my girlfriend, and for my Mister’s mom, I’m making a spiked RumChata chocolate pudding pie. For my mum though, I got to get my hands a little dirty. For Mother’s Day, I took to the gardens and tried my hand at greenthumbery (I know that’s not a word. But that’s about all I know about gardening). Hopefully it turns out beautiful!

How was your week? What did you do to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life?

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planting, creating, and self-motivating

I’m soul-searching. Again. It is aided by new experiences and I’m submersing myself into self-reflection, meditation and positive-thinking.

Have you ever gotten to the point that you’re just tired of not being in love with your life? You look around and see other people who are, and wonder why that isn’t you? You wake up and it’s the same today as it was yesterday, you question what will make you happy, and you search for answers in your heart to explain why you aren’t pursuing your dreams.

It’s a hard thing to do, pursuing dreams.

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