Take 3 Tuesday: Back to Reality


Goodbye to summer days and hello to work, schedules and food prep.

I could lament about loss of summer vacation for hours. I feel as though I do vacation just right, I sleep in, stay up late, go for long walks, watch entire tv show seasons, learn new hobbies and more!

Though I will miss long stress free vacation getting back to reality can be exciting as well. I know for some people they make New Year’s Resolutions in January but I actually make my new year resolutions the beginning of September.

For me, September is always such a fresh start, the perfect tabula rasa. I like to set up new goals and my mantras to help support me in  achieving my goals.

This year, with the help of the Happiness Planner and my bi-weekly Badass Women support, encouragement and accountability team (more on this to come) I feel prepared to take on the fall.


Now I am not going to share all my goals with you, but here are a few:

  1. Make my bed every morning (succesfull 4 days)
  2. Make time for hobbies
  3. Get outside and be active

And my Mantra

positive lifw


As for me, S, September isn’t as much a time of new beginnings as it once was, but I do enjoy the change in season.

My goal this Autumn is to embrace the Hygge of the season. 

It’ll be warm drinks, roaring fires, walks in the leaves and pumpkin spice for me. I plan to enjoy the quieter side of life this Fall.

Boardgames with the family are an awesome start and we did some of that this weekend.

Our dad won as usual. Niamho took second place and I finished a respectable (disappointed) third.

I hope to spend some time at the library. I’ve been reading through the Gamache mystery series and can’t wait to get the next one. 

And of course, Fall is a great time for Farmers Markets. I’m looking forward to the cider and pumpkin pies. 

Hope you’ll hygge with me.



Labour Day weekend is always an annual bitter sweet weekend. You know summer has now come to an end and it’s time to say goodbye to boat rides, picnics, outdoor concerts and patio drinks.  While Septembers have always been a time for new beginnings and new goals. Sometimes new outfits from Penneys and  many first day of school photos just like this one of Niamho and I.


However this year it’s a little different.

For the first time in 27 years I will not be at a school for the first day of school.  After I graduated from high school I was in post secondary education for many years before I ended up in a career in Education. I have always loved the frenzy and buzz of the first day of school!  Everyone tries to find where their class is and who they will be sitting next to.

I recently made a career shift and won’t be at a school this year, and to be totally honest,  I am panicking a little. I don’t know what to expect with my month now since I am heading down a new path but my gut is telling me that I will be okay.



I am so excited to start seeing the changing colours and have the shift in weather so I can bring out my autumn clothes! Layers and scarves galore!

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”.  – Albert Camus

Ais xo

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