My Earth Day pledge

Today is earth day. Today is the the day, at the UN, 175 countries joined together and signed a treaty. Not just any treaty, a treaty in which the world said in unison enough. Enough of the systematic slaughter of our country. Today was a historic day. And today, I will do my part. I have decided to become a vegetarian.

Recently, I watched Vegucated. This was eye opening to say the least. Not only is the beef industry awful to animals but beef production is a large contributor to green house gases. In fact, you are doing more for the environment by cutting out beef consumption for a year than you are but parking your car for the same amount of time. (non-believer, please watch Vegucated. It’s on Netflix).

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This is all coming from a girl who salivates at a 8 ounce bacon wrapped fillet cut of perfectly grilled AAA sterling cut Alberta beef. Trust me this was not an easy decision. I still bleed my Alberta blue.

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But after many days of hard thought I have decided to change my world, for my health, for the planets health and well for my budget.

So dear readers, wish me luck. These next few weeks will not be easy.

-M

Valentines Day; a love hate relationship.

Okay I may be the only human in a relationship on the planet who is not celebrating valentines day. At all. My idea of a “special” date is literally doing the same thing that happens every weekend.

SO! I can still appreciate the beauty of Netflix and chill V-Day version…

The scary part is how well Netflix knows us. And knows our streaming habits. There is nothing healthy about it but it is what it is. So, happy streaming day!

-M

 

Experience Friday well Monday I guess…

So when I left on Friday I was not really in the mood to touch anything remotely related to the internet. Since becoming the half a web designer lets just say I have learned a few things and most of those things revolve around the internet being a pain in my ass.

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I use to look at the internet as this beautiful tool sent from the universe to help me write papers and well not write paper, hello automatic next episode on Netflix!

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But now I have been faced with the true side of the internet. The evil, soul sucking, computer smashing, hair pulling side of the internet that makes me want to scream. So thank you web based software for showing me your true colours. And you good sir, are no better than my cheating ex! *sticks tongue out*

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Lets just say last week made me long for the days where my biggest issue was smashing my knee into a table or dropping it on my foot. Or falling out of a trailer backwards. Yes, that did happen and no, I am not proud of it. So here is to hoping this week is quick and a little bit better. Skipper gets home on Friday and I am trying to not be a raging ball of I’m going to smash the world but I make no promises!

Blood, Sweat and Tears.

Friday I finally finished up my first year of college.

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So obviously I am very stoked. Finally I can sleep in, binge watch Netflix and not feel guilty about it later, did I mention sleep in? But at the same time I will miss it. I am lucky to have been hired to do full time work in my field right after first year but I will definitely miss going to class and being as crazy busy as I was. This summer will be forcing me to grown and mature a lot.

This year has taught me so so so much. Yes, school and the formal learning taught me a lot like it was suppose to do. But I learned so much more about myself.

This year I met a boy who tests me in ways nobody ever has. I would imagine any girl who falls head over heals for anyone in the military can relate to what I’m saying. It’s HARD. The uniforms are wonderful but at the end of the day they have to leave when they are told to. Yes that also means that you could be sitting in a movie theater and all of a sudden an email comes in and he has to go back to base or school or where ever he is told to.

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It hurts sometimes and all you want to be mad but you can’t because you in a way signed up for that too. I got lucky though. I get to love a man who is better than the best and who treats me better than anyone ever could even when those dreaded emails arrive or another training course takes him away.

On top of worrying and occasional stress surrounding the Boyfriend, school has always been a very important part of my life and in college that equals stress!

Between annoying unmotivated group memebers, ever changing work schedules, and the endless list of demanding projects and deadlines, the stress was huge and mounting. The work never really seemed to end. Blood, (yes, blood. paper cuts are NOT fun) sweat and so many tears seemed to be poured all over the year.

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Thankfully the hard work has started to pay off and I start my first full time job on Tuesday. So as I am starting a new chapter in my work life; I am now going to start a new section of my blog dedicated to my experiences this summer and into the next school year!

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