Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Amaluna

So as Cirque du Soleil has become ever popular I have wanted to go! 

I was able to go to Cavalia and boy was that astounding! Absolutely b-e-a-utiful!

Now with Amaluna in Edmonton….there may come a day where my paycheque comes in and I splurge to buy a couple of tickets! 

Goodness, gracious I hope that maybe this year I finally see a cirque du soleil performance. 

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I’ve been bitten…

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BY THE TRAVELLING BUG!

So, for many years now I’ve listened to my mother tell stories of the time she went on a working abroad program to New Zealand. Now to listen to my mother tell a story is quite the experience. She definitely got her public speaking skills from my grandmother. Needless to say the stories are entertaining, fascinating, a bit long-winded but all the same make for a great time to sit down and imagine about what it would be like to go on similar adventures.

Conveniently, the same program my mother travelled on still exists. It is known far and wide (mostly by rural kids) as the Agriventure Placement program. Thank-you 4-H for letting me know about this awesome opportunity!

Now to tell you about the exciting part……wait for it…..

Okay, I don’t know if anyone will be equally as excited as myself but I decided last year to travel to New Zealand on the same program as my mother! Woohoo!

Currently, I am working hard to save up some cash for the trip and am slowly but surely filling out the rather tediously detailed application form. The  most difficult part right now is trying to refrain from buying all the pretty things I see and stay true to my goal of going to kiwi country! I do hope that I can maybe work on a family friend’s vineyard/winery/restaurant in the country. Triple threat yo!

Yes, I have family and a boyfriend here in good ol’ Alberta but heck! I’m young! and there is plenty of time to stay in one place after cavorting across the globe which is what I plan to do for a good portion of my life. Luckily, I have an amazing man who wants us to travel together! Long distance relationships SUCK! So yay for having an adventure partner!

To wrap all this exciting package of news up, my friend Nathalie just sent me a link to a blog run by a young woman who travels all over the world and has just announced she is going to New Zealand! I believe in sharing the love so check her blog out!

Young Adventures

Last but not least I want to let everyone know that I appreciate the time anyone takes to read my blog and follow along on my journey. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to go on your own trips, gallivants or walkabouts!

Stay classy,

~E

The Perpetual Guilt Trip

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Good morning to sunny skies and…oh wait…chance of showers again in Edmonton!

On that note, I’d like to chat about guilt tripping. First off, not cool. If you have to guilt someone into doing something for you, getting an apology, or just because being a jerk is how you feel today then you my friend are not a very good friend.

Now I’m not saying life is all thorns and no roses but how about just having a normal conversation?

You want something from a person: then ask

Want and apology: Well did the person even realize you were offended, being overly sensitive,blah blah blah? Dude, talk to them and just lay it all out on the table before one day Mr.Cubicle #5 has just had enough and marches over to Mr.Cubicle #3, stapler in hand with a crazed look in their eye. *PAUSE* now that is one trip to the ER no person wants to take. Doctor’s report reads: Excessive facial wounds cause by staples…ouch!

Now I must admit, I have most definitely guilt-tripped someone along the way and I bet they didn’t appreciate it. So, let’s just all admit guilt-tripping happens. It sucks. Now move on.

If you are a strong enough individual to ignore the guilt-trip, good on ya! If not, grow a backbone dammit!

However, at the end of the day the guilt-trippers of the world need to be called out on their BS. No one wants to be cajoled into doing something or changing just to make the guilt-tripper happy. (I’m looking at all those boyfriends, girlfriends, wives and husbands who want to make their “perfect partner” or feel threatened by the other’s success and make little snide comments about it. DO NOT even try to deny it!) Sure a little comment shouldn’t bother someone but say it a couple of times and see what the difference is between sleeping in bed or on the couch.

To end this blog post with a positive tone I’m recommending everyone watch the movie “The Guilt Trip” Seth Rogan and Barbara Streisand team up as son and mother for quite the hilarious adventure. Laugh a little and have some fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjQIP8D880M

Stay classy!

~E