Isn’t this Lovely?

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

 

I’ve never been called lovely but this morning my blog was and well, that’s a pretty awesome way to begin a long weekend.

 

Britt Skrabanek nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award (check her out HERE). She’s a writer, dancer, and a lovely blogger.

All I have to do to accept is list seven things about myself, as well as nominate other blogs.

Here goes..

  1. This one time, I published my diary and as scary as that was it was also a huge stepping stone. My hope is to publish several fiction novels – each with a different genre.
  2. I always believe in doing more, being more, being better.
  3. I’m terrified of change.
  4. Chapman’s strawberry ice cream is my favourite.
  5. I hate messy/lazy people.
  6. I’m indecisive.
  7. I love my dog and I live off of coffee.

And the Nominees are:

  1. Not A Model Blog
  2. Miss Late July
  3. The Spadina Monologues
  4. Fashion Soundtrack
  5. Novel Girl
  6. This Is My Life
  7. I’m Charming You
  8. Stephanie Fusco 
  9. Romi Moondi 
  10. Beyond Words Blog

I know the rules state that you should nominate fifteen blogs but truthfully these ten are my favourite – and they have so much loveliness that you might not even want to check out  five more blogs.

Anyways, thanks again to Britt for thinking that my blog is lovely 🙂

Hope you all have a fantastic LONG WEEKEND!

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

Isn't this Lovely?

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

 

I’ve never been called lovely but this morning my blog was and well, that’s a pretty awesome way to begin a long weekend.

 

Britt Skrabanek nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award (check her out HERE). She’s a writer, dancer, and a lovely blogger.

All I have to do to accept is list seven things about myself, as well as nominate other blogs.

Here goes..

  1. This one time, I published my diary and as scary as that was it was also a huge stepping stone. My hope is to publish several fiction novels – each with a different genre.
  2. I always believe in doing more, being more, being better.
  3. I’m terrified of change.
  4. Chapman’s strawberry ice cream is my favourite.
  5. I hate messy/lazy people.
  6. I’m indecisive.
  7. I love my dog and I live off of coffee.

And the Nominees are:

  1. Not A Model Blog
  2. Miss Late July
  3. The Spadina Monologues
  4. Fashion Soundtrack
  5. Novel Girl
  6. This Is My Life
  7. I’m Charming You
  8. Stephanie Fusco 
  9. Romi Moondi 
  10. Beyond Words Blog

I know the rules state that you should nominate fifteen blogs but truthfully these ten are my favourite – and they have so much loveliness that you might not even want to check out  five more blogs.

Anyways, thanks again to Britt for thinking that my blog is lovely 🙂

Hope you all have a fantastic LONG WEEKEND!

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

I Guess I kinda lack Confidence…

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

I lack in the right kind of confidence – the confidence that allows you to try new things, the confidence that is fueled by passion for your work. I’m always scared to say or do or write the wrong thing. I never feel like my writing is good enough to share (which I’m still surprised that I actually BLOG as often as I do). I’m terrified to start a “real” job/career – what if I’m not good at it?

My confidence is lacking so much that I often compare my life to someone else’s; why do they get to have an adventure and I don’t? Why are they traveling and I’m not? Why do they have a kick-ass job and I don’t? I am not at all proud of thinking this way btw! It hurts and it creates this heartburn feeling from the bottom of my stomach to the middle of my throat! And is it really necessary to make myself feel this way? No.

The reason why I’m not living anyone else’s life is because I am living my own. I need to stop thinking and start doing. I need to take the chances, the risks, and whatever opportunities I am given in order to be the best me I can be. I need to figure out where I want to be and what I want to do. I don’t want to settle. I deserve to work hard and have an adventure or two along the way.

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“You can think your heart out but you need to start DOING!”

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 Find confidence Be confident today and cheers to the freakin’ weekend! 

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

It’s My Life and I’ll Write it all Down.

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

I’ve been reading The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, and although it’s a slow read, the writing is delicious and smooth.

I love that line “Your voice is your own; it matters”. It’s so easy to forget about your voice sometimes. It’s much easier to agree with others then cause a huge stink. But why take the easy route? You’re never going to agree with everyone and I don’t think that there is any point in stifling your thoughts, your words, or your feelings – especially when it comes to something you feel so strongly about.

I used to keep quiet about a lot of things but to the demise of my beloved friends, family, and bf, I have learnt to speak my mind, to write the way that I feel, to observe, to question, and to fight. My brother, I assume, has seen the worst side of me when it comes to stating my opinion about something, but I think he kind of enjoys fighting with me about things, to see how far I’ll take it, how much I really care about the subject.

I don’t think it is necessary to pick a fight just to pick a fight but I know that everyone has a right to their opinion. I know that no one should be taken advantage of.

I know that whether it be through the written word or the spoken one,

your voice is your own – it is important, and you should use it. 

 —
Love Always 
Vanessa Xo

It's My Life and I'll Write it all Down.

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

I’ve been reading The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, and although it’s a slow read, the writing is delicious and smooth.

I love that line “Your voice is your own; it matters”. It’s so easy to forget about your voice sometimes. It’s much easier to agree with others then cause a huge stink. But why take the easy route? You’re never going to agree with everyone and I don’t think that there is any point in stifling your thoughts, your words, or your feelings – especially when it comes to something you feel so strongly about.

I used to keep quiet about a lot of things but to the demise of my beloved friends, family, and bf, I have learnt to speak my mind, to write the way that I feel, to observe, to question, and to fight. My brother, I assume, has seen the worst side of me when it comes to stating my opinion about something, but I think he kind of enjoys fighting with me about things, to see how far I’ll take it, how much I really care about the subject.

I don’t think it is necessary to pick a fight just to pick a fight but I know that everyone has a right to their opinion. I know that no one should be taken advantage of.

I know that whether it be through the written word or the spoken one,

your voice is your own – it is important, and you should use it. 

 —
Love Always 
Vanessa Xo