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Family Day | Squirrelly Minds - Image by Ameris
Image from our engagement photo shoot with Ameris

Today is Family Day in BC, so I’m spending some time offline to enjoy the day. I’ll be back Wednesday with some Valentine’s fun.

Are you spending time with your family lately? What do you like to do together?

On: Secrets

Have you heard of PostSecret? It’s been around for a while, so if you haven’t then where have you been? (j/k). Even though it’s nothing new, I still absolutely love the project. Complete strangers send in postcards confessing secrets they have never shared with anyone. From the hilarious (“I peed my pants leaping on the trampolines at TedActive – woops!”), to the sad but relatable (“I want to help you but I don’t know how”), everyone has a secret. Some people can’t share it with anyone but need to get it out somehow, which makes the anonymity of PostSecret the perfect outlet.

Would you share your deepest secret with a stranger (and hundreds of thousands of others on the website or in a PostSecret book?

On: learning

Learning | Squirrelly Minds
Research says that learning something new helps keep the brain active and fresh. In fact, studies have shown that those over a certain age who learn new activities decrease their chances of early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory effected diseases (sorry no sources, just discussions with my scientist sister!). It’s counter productive then, and in my opinion false, that some may view education as solely being an institution. That once you graduate, you no longer learn.

I think one reason why people may hesitate to learn something new is that it’s hard. Of course it’s hard! If it weren’t you wouldn’t be learning! When you get so comfortable doing things you know how to do it’s easy to get intimidated by anything that makes you feel vulnerable. But vulnerability is a beautiful thing. It opens you up to new experiences and skills. It exercises that beautiful brain of yours and reminds you that, while it
may be frustrating and it may take longer than what your younger self could achieve, you can still learn to do something new.

I’m learning how to crochet hexagons, and it wasn’t easy. It took me multiple failed attempts and even more horrible looking hexagonish things to finally get the hang of it. My mom kept reminding me I would get there, and eventually I did.
The thing about learning? It helps to have a supportive and encouraging teacher.

What new thing are you learning right now?

Blog/Life | About me on Sugar & Type

Squirrelly Minds
Hey y’all!
….Yes, I’m Canadian and I occasionally say y’all.

Did any of you happen to stumble across Sugar & Type yesterday?
The adorable Ilana asked if she could interview me and be a part of her Creative Crush series.
Uhhh…talk about honoured.

If you want to know a little bit about how I blog, teach, and now run a paper goods shop, (on top of my sweet tooth kryptonite), pop on over to read the interview.
See you there!

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