Being someone who’s kind of constantly seeking something new or fun fun of some kind and finds themselves easily bored often, I tend to forget that I can keep myself easily entertained by just looking in my own backyard, apartment or even bookshelf for inspiration. I stress about booking a new trip, taking on a new adventure or going somewhere else when really, if you pay attention to it and shift your perspective, your own home can be so incredible – especially when your home is Vancouver, in my humble opinion!
As a beach bum, I find the city easy to love in the summer when beach days and water activities abound, but I need to make a bit more of an effort in the winter. Once I suit up (layered outwear is key!) and get outside though, the city never fails to impress. Whether I venture over to Quarry Rock for a hike, run the Sea Wall, go to Granville Island (my happy place), get brunch at our favourite place in Kits and then walk home or poke around shops in Gastown, once I get over the whole “this city’s always rainy, this city’s always grey, this city’s always dead” mentality, I find it’s actually one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Other than the convenience factor (I mean, I live here already), I think it taps into that whole love-what-you’ve-already-got gratitude thang that most of us need to do more of (something else I’m trying to focus on more in 2015).
Speaking of goals, I’m so excited to share a few fun features over the next couple of weeks that are all about some of my passions and new targets for this year! Stay tuned! Curious too – what are your goals for this year and why did you pick them? Happy New Year loves – belated I know but better late than never!