hello there.

while scrolling through pinterest the other day, i came across a photo of “i” statements completed by the poster. i love this idea and since we haven’t just talked in a while, i knew how i wanted to celebrate this labour day long weekend monday.

here’s what i’m saying:

i am…
writing this list from my favourite coffee shop in the city – analog. i have the one counter seat that is beside the power outlet, a chai latte, and a window view looking out onto sunny 17th ave (THE street in Calgary). also, cute hipster boys…so many cute, cute hipster boys here.

analog coffee calgary

i keep…
the great and funny and heartfelt cards that people give me. birthday, christmas, just because – i have a little box where i put them if they are not out on display. i reread them every so often. i love gifts – who doesn’t – but i think the best gift anyone could give me is a homemade card with a meaningful note written inside.

i wish i could…
play a musical instrument. i played the clarinet for two years in elementary school, but i don’t think ‘o canada’ on a wind instrument almost two decades ago really counts. i’ve been thinking of taking ukulele lessons lately…wouldn’t that be fantastic? or piano because it is so classic.

i love…
my family. they are one of the weirdest bunch you could ask for, but they are mine and that’s all that matters.

i dance… 
with the Army of Sass, a group of incredibly talented ladies that put the ass in sassy.

army of sass calgary.

i sing…
poorly, loudly, in the car and most of the time off key. Hanson songs i can actually sing quiet well. that Taylor and i have the same range.

i think…
too much about the unimportant things. moving across the country i did on a whim, but don’t rush me with a menu, and buying new deodorant takes me far too long to decide on.

i really…
have to start brushing my hair on a daily basis. i’ve probably said this before. it’s one of the things that mom and i argued about often when i still lived with my parents. now that i’m going to the gym every morning, i usually just shower and throw my wet hair up in a pony tail. this routine is not only making me look like a bum, it’s also giving me a rats nest. to do: add a hair brush in the gym/work bag.

i like…
wandering. it really has become my favourite pastime. after dinner, i love changing into my chucks, throwing on a baseball cap and wandering around downtown – music optional. somedays i want a great soundtrack, other days it’s just me and sounds of the city. i wander to the island, or along the river, or down 17th avenue, or where ever my little heart desires. i’ve started playing the wander game on dates. when we get to a random street corner i ask, “left, right or straight?” and the guy has to pick. no destination in mind – just a way to learn new parts of the city and learn a lot about your companion. i had one guy who hated the game, he needed to have an end point. “but that’s not how we play,” i protested. needless to say, there was no second date.

wandering outfits

i need…
more furniture in my apartment. i haven’t been able to find the pieces i want at the price that works for me. instead, i have a dance floor in my living room and minimal seating at my dining table.

i should…
floss more often. aka more than once a month when i have nothing to do on a saturday night and go through a routine of: face mask, cleanse face, moisturize face and neck (so important to remember your neck), white strips on the teeth, brush, floss, brush, dry brush body, fall asleep by 9:30 p.m.

i make…
a special dessert for my favourite coworkers on their birthday. they get to pick what they crave the most and i bake. birthdays are a really big deal to me, so i feel like they need to be for everyone else, too. 

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i can…
never go into shoppers drug mart without buying more than i originally intended. what is it about that store that makes you realize you need the most random assortment of every day life products and need them right now!?

i always…
people watch, no matter where i am. i can’t help but observe humans; we are so interesting. quirks and habits are so unique to each individual. as are fashion choices. just sitting in a coffee shop and watching gives me great joy and i can pass away the afternoon with content. it also inspires some of my writing ideas.


pick one of my “i” statements and answer it about yourself in the comments. let me learn a bit about you.

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