Something New: I have been living in my house with three other girls for almost a year now, and at the end of this month we are all moving out. It is definitely a bitter-sweet time. It has always been a dream of mine to live in a big house with a few of my gals, and I have so gratefully been able to live that dream. Change is good, new is good, so it is something I am also looking forward to!
Something I'm Looking Forward To: Well, that brought me to this question rather nicely, I have decided to "couch surf" for a month (hey friends, and... Mom/Dad...) to save money to go on a cross-Canada road trip with my friend Elaine. We plan to go to Montreal, Toronto, and hopefully New York. There is something about the East Coast of Canada that just grabs my heart. I drove there a couple times on tour 2 years ago, and ever since I have wanted to return. Such a beautiful time, a beautiful place.
Something I'm Eating: A couple weeks ago I was feeling a bit sick and telling Tegan all of the food I ate that day. I was horrified as I listed off the chocolate croissant, muffin, and 4 donuts. Tegan suggested we both try going off sugar for a month and immediately I said "no, theres no way, impossible, I can't do that". If you know me, I usually happen to have candy in my pockets, backpack, and chocolate bars lying around. I love candy, I love sugar. It took Tegan about 20 minutes of trying to convince me it is a good decision that I finally came to the realization it is, in fact a great idea. It made me realize just HOW MUCH sugar I was putting into my body every day, and how unnecessary it was. If you are a sugar monster like me, I would encourage you to try it! I bet you will be surprised at just how much you are putting inside you. It is all about balance. I am excited to start eating sugar here and there in a couple weeks but WOW, my eyes have really been opened. It has caused me to be a lot more creative with the sweet foods like fruit, dates, and foods with more natural sweetness. The other night I fried up some apples and pears with cinnamon! It was so tasty.
Something I'm Listening To: Lately I have been loving a band called "Little Joy," they're a Brazillian/US band with the drummer from the Strokes! Really great, happy music that makes me dream of being on the beach in the sun. (Perfect mind-getaway for this moody Vancouver weather).