Hello All!

Hi folks!

Long time no talk!

I’ve been away from the blogging scene for a while. I was actually over at Blogger for a while but I could not get the hang of it whatsoever. I’m still not sure I’ve got the hang out this either but it is definitely better.

I am hoping to be re-committed to this whole blogging deal as of right now. So all new crafts, recipes, life things, yoga things, and photography things are on their way soon!

I hope y’all stick around for a while.

Love you!

Michelle ♥

Lest we forget : Remembrance Day Post

Hey y’all,

Today I thought I would share a few words because it is Remembrance Day here in Canada. Remembrance Day, celebrated on the 11th day of the 11th month, is a day to remember veterans and soldiers who have served and are still serving in our military, and armies all over the world. This tradition began at the end of the First World War and has continued ever since. Throughout our country, and other countries, ceremonies and moments of silence are being observed.

For me Remembrance Day has always been an important day. In elementary and middle school, we had ceremonies in the gymnasium with videos that always made me cry, a band last played the last post, and military members sitting along the sides. At my high school, John McCrae SS, named after the famous poet/doctor from WWI, we held a ceremony open to the whole community.

Even today, Remembrance Day is still important to me, especially with a loved one active in the military. I am still not sure about my feelings concerning today’s military and how the world works, but I do know that all active and unactive soldiers and veterans are some of the bravest people out there. So today is a day to take a moment to appreciate and remember the sacrifices they have and will continue to make in order to protect our country and people.

In Flanders Field – Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

A Wonderful WordPress Welcome

Hi guys,

I just wanted to write up a quick post about how great the WordPress Community is. I would like to thank all those who were incredibly supportive of my blog.

The positive responses from people on here was unlike anything I’ve seen on any other social media. Usually when it comes to starting a new account of some sort, people tend to ignore what you are doing. It’s hard because you are trying to learn and figure out how the whole thing works, but people are the opposite of helpful. I have found here people welcome you with open arms and are quick to offer advice on how to make your blog successful.

Welcome to the blogosphere! I hope you have an awesome blogging adventure 🙂 – Jeyna Grace (comment on My First Blog Post!)

For anyone thinking of starting a blog, I strongly encourage you to use WordPress as your platform.

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day!

Discovering my Fear of Heights

Recently I have discovered that I have a fear of heights. I think I have had this fear my whole life but I denied it. I think that denying actually sort of worked and helped me overcome the fear most of the time.

I always got that sort of queasy feeling whenever I was up high, like my stomach was flipping around. But in my head I would tell myself, “you’re not afraid of heights, it’s all fine”. I somehow found myself in these situations pretty often actually. My sport of choice during high school was competitive diving, which means I jumped of high towers into water. Not exactly the sport for someone who is afraid of heights, right? Whenever I got to the top of the tower my stomach flipped but I jumped anyway because if I didn’t then I failed. Even though everyone once in a while, I landed flat on my back and there was a huge smacking noise and an audible gasp from everyone on the pool deck. And for some crazy reason, you shake it off and try again.

Lately, I have taken up rock climbing. Not outside on the side of a mountain or anything, just in a climbing gym. This is where I really discovered my fear of heights. In a climbing gym, there are two “types” of climbing, bouldering which is climbing walls about 10 ft. high without a harness, or regular climbing which is with a harness where you actually climb about 50 ft. or higher. I only boulder because you need extra training to climb higher with a harness. Climbing without a harness is scary. The floor is basically crash mats but if you fall wrong you could easily still get hurt. Because the walls are relatively short, you can climb to the top and not even realize you’re that high up until you’re done. I found that while I was climbing I felt fine, but as I got over the top and was standing above, I got a fast rush of adrenaline and my hands shook and my stomach did that flippy, queasy thing. It was a great feeling and a scary feeling all at once.

It was during this time I realized that I have had a fear of heights all along. But overcoming that fear and doing these scary things is way more satisfying than simply not doing it because it’s scary and there’s a chance of falling. There is a lot more to gain than there is to lose when it comes to conquering your fears. Even if you don’t succeed the very first time, you now have a goal, something to accomplish. And even just trying the thing that is scary is a small accomplishment within itself. Doing it over and over again to improve is simply something to work at. I think this applies to almost every fear, and I understand that some fears are harder to overcome than others. But you should always at least take a step, no matter how small, toward overcoming that fear because you will always be stronger after. And when someone asks you about it, you can say you tried, even if you never plan on doing it again.

What are some of your fears? Have you tried to overcome them? What strategies work for you when it comes to dealing with your fears? Please share your opinions and experiences in the comments!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

About me!

Hey everyone, I thought I should start off with letting you know a little bit about me.

I was born and still live in our capital, Ottawa, Ontario. I’ve spent my entire life, minus one year, in a rapidly-growing subdivision just south-west of the city. I went to elementary, middle, and high school here. I have worked my few part-time jobs here as well.

School & Work

Now I attend Algonquin College and am studying Medical Radiation Technology. A lot of people do not know what that means. Basically, I’m training to be an x-ray technologist. This means when you go to the hospital with a broken arm, I’m the person who takes pictures of it. It is a hard program, but overall, I’m excited about my career. Currently I’m in my last semester class. Starting in January I will be in my clinical placement for a year. This means actually working (for free, ugh) and applying all the things we’ve learned in class. After this is completed, we get to write an expensive certification exam. Then it’s the start of real life!

I did previously spend one year at Brock University in St. Catharines, studying Biomedical Sciences, but decided that the university life was not for me and moved back home to start the program I am in now. That is pretty much the only extended amount of time I have ever spent outside the capital region.

I’ve worked three part-time jobs so far. I worked at a fast-food burger place, a berry farm, and a seafood restaurant. All very exciting. Not really actually. Right now I’m working on getting a serving spot at my restaurant, but it is a hard battle.

Friends & Family

Basically I have my three closest friends left from high school and then a bunch of regular friends from high school, college, and work. There is also my boyfriend Matthew, whom I have been with for 2 years now. He is in the Canadian Military and currently training in Gagetown, New Brunswick. My family consists of me, my sister, and my parents, who are still married. We all live together, hopefully not for too much longer. My extended family is scattered throughout the area, but no one is more than about a 45 minute drive away which I like.

Hobbies

I enjoy reading, mainly suspenseful dramas/mysteries. I also like binge-watching TV series but I don’t have Netflix so I either do it the old fashion way aka buy the seasons on DVD, or get my boyfriend to download them for me. I’ve also started getting into photography but I’m still learning that one. Mainly I spend my time working, at school, doing homework, or trying to squeeze in time for friends and family.

So that is pretty much my life. It’s not overly exciting but I like it most of the time. Things are definitely going to be changing in the next little while so we’ll see how that goes.

Thanks for reading friends. Have a wonderful day!

PS. I’m still trying to figure this whole blogging thing out so if anyone wants to send some advice my way it would be much appreciated.

My First Blog Post!

Hi everyone (probably no one)

This is my first ever blog post on my first ever blog (with the exception of my tumblr). I’ve started this blog in order to start living my life to the fullest. I am currently nearing the end of my schooling and going to be starting my real life within the next year and a bit. I want to really start living, trying new things, having fun, and bettering myself. I want to share this with all of you (again probably none of you right now) and maybe help out a few people along the way.

So stay tuned, I will hopefully be posting updates of my life, some tutorials, things I’ve learned, things I’m trying, etc.

Feel free to follow me here, on my Tumblr, my Pinterest, my Instagram

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day