I know my last post was about birds…and that’s about all I have to talk about right now. I’m having a really hard time with the course I am currently enrolled in, so my stress level is through the roof (can someone say perfectionist?!). I’m managing (barely) between that, work, and training for two half marathons coming up and I realized yesterday how much it was taking a toll on me.  I haven’t been sleeping (ok, that is mostly due to my cat who has decided we need to wake up at 5am every single morning), my eating is ok (although my sugar intake makes me feel like crap), and my mood has just been sub-par.



So yesterday I headed out away from it all. I finished an assignment, pulled the plug on the computer and turned off my phone.  I needed to be out somewhere peaceful, I knew nature was the remedy for that.  There are some settling ponds nearby that I have visited before, so I knew it wouldn’t disappoint.  I have a few favorite birds that hang out around there, and I found them with a goal of watching their behaviours and getting a photo of them. They aren’t the best because I don’t have my brother’s great macro lens, but I did what I could with photoshop afterwards.

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I’m hoping things will start getting better soon. I’m working on realizing how I respond to all of this stress now and it is a work in progress…

If anything had me happy for the past week was one of my best friend’s having her baby! Remember that baby shower I threw back in December?  She had her little one! Welcome to the world Baby Jazlyn!!


I drove several hours down south to see her as soon as I heard my friend went into labor.  I told her that I would and I was fortunate enough to have the day off so I made the trip with a huge grin on my face.  I could not be more happy to be Jazlyn’s Auntie and can’t wait to spoil the heck out of her!!!

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4 Responses to Release

  1. Erica says:

    I totally feel for you! Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I try to re-examine what I’m doing. If there are things that are unnecessarily weighing me down…I often try to lighten the load on my plate. Josh is really good about helping me talk through these things!! She is SO cute!!

  2. You know I hear you on managing crazy stress levels! I’m glad you took some time to get away from it all. The nature photos are beautiful — and Jazlyn is absolutely perfect. Congrats, auntie! :)

  3. biz319 says:

    That is such a pretty name! Glad you got to unplug – everyone needs to every once in a while! Hugs!

  4. Nadine says:

    I think it’s kind of brave that you have decided to commit to different things simultaneously, I believe that by pushing our limits we really get to know ourselves better. Every now and then stress levels become almost unmanageable anyway, but you knew what your remedy was right away, which is great.
    Congrats on your best friend’s baby, she looks just so tiny and adorable!
    Hope you’re doing well, stay strong and keep writing, I really enjoy reading your blog.

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