Wednesday, January 20, 2010

seven things and a huge nsv

the past few days have been quite the whirlwind, and unfortunately the blogging has fallen to the wayside. never fear! i am still here and doing fairly well. i'm just having a little bit of a hard time working out the kinks in life, but i'm learning to be at peace with taking it all in one thing at a time.

sometimes it's just hard to re-adjust, to fall back into a groove. but it's a constant thing as a student because life is always up in the air. for example, recently i spent endless hours recruiting a new room mate for our apartment only to find out today someone else has decided to move out. it's tough, it sucks, it stresses me out - but it's life and i'm learning to deal with all the bumps along the way. the very obscure, untraditional, one-day-this-is-gonna-make-an-awesome-memoir way.

now, once upon a time i was tagged by the beautiful tiffany and given a "beautiful blogger" award! hoorah!

as is the custom, i will (as a token of my appreciation!) share with you seven random things about myself in no particular order;

1. i lose my cell phone.

it is a commonly known fact by my friends and family that i lose my cell phone. i break it, i wash it, i leave it places. people do not expect to get a hold of me when they call. my messages are routinely full, many times i only check them biweekly. i am the person that texts you three days after you sent me your text. it's sad, i know.

2. i sing.

quite well.

3. i learn for fun.

in highschool i read an article about how no one should go to college unless they want to. i took it really seriously. education should only be for those who really want to learn, it said - and i think i still believe that. somewhere along the way i realized i really like to learn and i'm good at it. i like school, and i also like picking up random hobbies and skills. yes, i'm a nerd.

4. i sleep with five pillows.

strange but true. the more pillows, the better. i hog them. i snuggle them. i love them.

5. i have never been kissed.

nope, nada, never. it just is what it is folks. i'm not sure whether it's just 100% sad and pathetic or if someday i'll be happy i spent my life waiting for a special guy. i guess we'll see.

6. i watch makeup videos on youtube.

i have a strange obsession with makeup. it's one of those things i could buy oodles and oodles of and never have enough to satiate my desires to buy more. a part of this strange obsession is that i have been known to watch makeup videos and tutorials on youtube. this definitely isn't a daily or even a monthly occurence, but it has been known to happen.

7. i love to garden.

not only is gardening one of my lesser-known hobbies, but i spent four years of my life working at a large, prominent garden centre. i did a variety of jobs there and even met a few celebrities. many times people assumed i had been to school for horticulture. really, i just read a lot of books and talked to a lot of people. it's not rocket science.

and that makes lucky number seven! hope you enjoyed those tidbits about yours truly :)

before i say adieu i want to share a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge NSV with you guys! yeah, this is big people, this is real big. as you know - i have been running. and as you know, i hit a plateau at eight minutes. soooooo much in me was so discouraged at not being able to get past eight minutes. i kept thinking - how on earth am i gonna run this 5k race in march?!

well, a couple of days ago (i know, i know! i should have blogged right away but i didn't have enough time to do it justice!) i went to the gym and took some advice from my sister and the friendly folks over at the ww message boards. everyone suggested that i slow my pace for endurance and then gradually increase it once i can run the length of the race. well, i lowered it by one mile an hour and I RAN FOR 17 MINUTES STRAIGHT!!!



honestly, i can hardly express to you how HAPPY i was when i finished that run! it was like i had conquered the world. i was so refreshed and encouraged. now i definitely know i can run that whole race. no, it's not going to be easy but if i can run almost half the race right now and i still have more than a month to train, i will definitely be able to run the whole thing come march!

anyways, just want to thank all of you who read my blog for believing in me. i write this blog for me, but it is so nice to have encouragment from you and to know that i am inspiring you in some way on your journey as well.

tomorrow i will post the recipe for yummy falafels i made today! toodles! <3


Amanda, another priorfatgirl said...

yay for your running victory!!! that's awesome :) can't wait for your falafel recipe.

Tiff said...

Yay!!!!! I am SO SO SO SO SO happy for you! 17 minutes is awesome- you are halfway there!

P.S. thanks for the shout out- you are def a beautiful blogger :)

Joe and Brittany said...


I just came to your blog through Tiffany's blog, and I love it!

Wat to go on your run!!

P.S I heart make-up too! And I've been known to watch make-up videos on youtube...and hair styling videos ;)