Monday, July 12, 2010

I've decided that it is time for a new blog.
Blogspot has failed me and won't let me create any new posts and so therefore I've decided to make a new one instead of fight with it.
I'm also heading out on a new adventure and into a new portion of my life and so it's time for something new.
So here it is...

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another thing crossed off my list..
It was filled with good food, good entertainment and good friends! 

World Cup starts tomorrow! I can pretty much be rendered useless for the entire month.
Spain is going to take heard it here first..

Sunday, May 30, 2010

 Joni and I accomplished the first thing on my list of awesome things to do this summer, and we even accomplished it in a downpour of rain...

Cathedral Village Arts Festival

Here are some more goals for summer 2010
Goal #4-Go Camping
Camping is one of my favourite parts of summer but it has been a good solid couple of years since I've been. I'm pretty sure the last time I went was with Pastor Hub and it featured fish marinated with dr. pepper; so it's about time to get the tent out again..

Goal #5- Go to the Kenosee Superslides
I hit up these waterslides every summer for about 12 years and even though they aren't the greatest I still love going to them. So hitting them up is a must this summer...hopefully it quits raining..

Goal #6- Roadtrip to visit Sandra/Hangout at the cabin
One of my favourite people and one of my favourite places to spend the summer...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Life is full of questions: questions about what life is about, what we're living for, and who we need to be. We are all searching for something more, something deepeer, something that can redefine our lives and revolutionize this world.

We live in a society that is plagued by alarming rates of depression and suicide. We are seeking happiness and instead are being burdened by the complete opposite. We try to find meaning in money but only end up more depressed, we try to find worth from popularity but it only leads to more emptiness, we try to find something deeper from material possessions but it only pushes us even further over the edge. How did we ever let it get to this point? To the point where we are a people that are so depressed and a people that feel as if we have nothing left to live for. We are all longing to be heard, to be seen, to be loved and to belong. Far too often people fall through the cracks; go unseen, go unheard, go unloved and never belong. Through the chaos and busyness we don't see far beyond our lives; we don't see the lives of those around us, those that are desperately calling out for help and to be seen and heard; so they go unnoticed, unheard in a loud world, unseen in a crowded world. 

Life is full of choices-big choices that will change the course of our life but also little choices that seem so insignificant. Our choices tell what we are about, what we are living for, who we are; our choices define us and give us purpose. We have a choice of how we live our life. We can live a selfish life, only caring about ourselves and what we do. We can be the person who never actually sees, who chooses to close our eyes to things we want to leave unseen; we can be the person who doesn't actually hear, who drowns out the sounds we want to leave unheard; and we can be the person who walks away, who turns our back on things that make us uncomfortable. Or we could be the person who cares, the person who actually sees, the person who actually hears and the person who walks closer instead of walking away. The person who takes the time to stand still in a crazy world and actually see and hear those who are so desperately calling out.

Life is about what you do, it is about who you are. It is about the little choices that seem so insignificant but truly mean the world. They are the choices that will change people, that will save people from getting to the point where they have nothing to live for. People are always looking for something to blame, for a person or something else to be the suspect, something to point the finger at. Why not point the finger at ourselves? What did we do? Most people say nothing, but that's the point. If we had the chance to do something but chose to close our eyes or drown out the sound or turn our backs, that makes us just as much the suspect. Far too often we have the chance to do something, to change someones life, but instead we do nothing and walk away and far too often it ends with the same result.

So what is life about? What are we living for? Who are we supposed to be?
What is life about? Life isn't about how much money we have, how many cars we have, what kind of clothes we wear; life is about finding something you believe in and standing up for it; life is about fighting for the little guy; for fighting for those without voices; life is about saving lives, about not letting it get to the point where people only see one way out. What are we living for? We are living for something deeper, something greater, something more meaningful then we will ever find anywhere else. We are living for love, and life and choices. Who are we supposed to be? We are supposed to be people that care, people that truly see, people that truly hear and people that won't turn our backs. We are supposed to be love and hope and joy.

What's the point of all this, if you're not going to let it change you?
Let something change you, let something strike a chord and truthfully change you. Don't be a person who does nothing, be a person who does something.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I've decided to boycott the Stanley Cup Final...
Chicago vs. Philadelphia..can't get much worse of a final than that...

Instead of watching two of my most disliked teams play, I am going to be getting myself pumped up for World Cup 2010
18 days..

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who doesn't love good food and a good meal, I know I love it, so it was a given that some of my goals of summer 2010 had to include some food.

Goal # 1 part b - Eat everything awesome there is to eat in Regina
My list of awesome things to do in the summer didn't include food, so part b is to eat the awesome food that there is to eat in this city. That will most likely will be a whole lot of sushi and indian food and maybe a few other things, but I'm fine by that..

Goal # 2 - Learn how to cook
If you've ever spent a considerable amount of time with me, you know that I am far from being domestic; I've never really liked to cook, or clean or doing anything related to housework-It's not my forte. I've always kindof been the type of girl that wants to defy the traditional role of women and be independent (I'm not a feminist but I just don't like being defined by "typical roles" and if you be expect me to be that way I try even harder not to be).  For some reason, as of late, I've kindof been wanting to cook.  I've realized that I can still cook and be independent and it doesn't have to fit into traditional roles.
A couple days ago, my mom came home with a new cookbook including everything from goodlooking soups to chocolate cake, and I thought what the heck, let's cook something. So I did....and it would have been great, but who knew 2 cups of vegetable stock isn't actually 2 cups of powdered vegetable stock, not this girl. My soup would have supplied my family with their entire salt intake for their whole lives-that salty. Well I am no Julie Child, and accidents happen but I know that I will never mess up vegetable stock ever again. Right after it happened and my soup went into the garbage I vowed that I would never cook again, but Julie Child says "Never apologize" and so here goes round 2 and an effort to learn how to cook...

Goal # 3 - Breakfast dates with good friends
In my opinion, there is nothing quite like breakfast and good conversations with old or new friends.  The hardest part about leaving this place is going to be leaving the people I care about most, and that is why summer needs to be filled with countless breakfast dates-enough to give me a good fill me until I come back to this place.