| Down to the Wire |

Well, February is here finally. Isla is expected on February 11th but every prenatal class and workshop I have taken tells me the ‘Due Date’ is more of a ‘Guess Date’, with only around 5% of babies born actually showing up when they’re ‘supposed’ to. Not the easiest pill to swallow with something as huge…

| Self-Love Series : Read a Book |

Sometimes I find myself scrolling through my Instagram or Facebook feed, not knowing where the past two and a half hours went, feeling like I haven’t accomplished anything, my internal voice telling me I am lazy.  Meanwhile, that same inner voice runs rampant, ‘oh she’s so skinny – I don’t look like that’, ‘that cake…

| Closing Time |

‘My goal for [2016] was finding Purpose. In 2017 I strive for Balance. In home life, health, relationships and friendships, work, sleep, and mentality.’  – | Reflection | , Petalsuite, December 21st, 2016 For the past few years, I have chosen a Word of the Year, as opposed to setting New Years’ Resolutions. Throughout the year,…

| Making Memories |

Last month marked another milestone for me- on October 11, 2017, two years to the day had passed since I loaded my car and drove North. While time has passed, with seasons changing, and both jobs and people coming and going, I still feel a sense of disconnect with what life is here. In DC…

| Life: The Riskiest Business |

For those of you who have followed along with my story for a while, or know me in person, you will have heard me mention the Rising Tide Society. Every month, ‘Creatives’ (entrepreneurs in any creative field) meet all over the world on the second or third Tuesday (whenever schedules permit) to discuss a common…

| Self-Love Series : Yoga |

I have to say, I’ve never been the athletic type. I wasn’t the LAST to be chosen for teams in school, instead just hovering around the middle somewhere. In University, I joined the rowing team thinking “hey- rowing’s in my blood (my dad is World Master Champion of the seven seas and beyond. No seriously….

| Depth of the Lowest |

I’m in the process of refocusing petalsuite to better reflect me, my life, and the things I have been going through. I started working at (name removed at request) back in September and through the immense pressure of the nature of Event Planning, plus the time I was required to dedicate to the position, combined…

| Reinvigorated |

re·in·vig·or·ate verb past tense: reinvigorated; past participle: reinvigorated give new energy or strength to. I find myself smiling this morning for a few reasons. Autumn has arrived and the air is crisp while the sun is still warm. I have released my sweaters from last season’s basement confinement. The leaves are turning, in various degrees…

| Reflection |

With a short 10 days remaining in 2016, time to reflect is upon us once more. Looking back at this year is painful, I admit. With everything from war-torn countries and messy (understatement) politics, to favourite actors passing (#Always), 2016 should dig it’s own grave and bury itself in it, never to be remembered. Closer…

| Raw |

So in a short 16 days, I will have lived in Canada for exactly a year. It’s really making me think about the past year of my life, what I have (and have not) accomplished, and where I want to go from here. It has not been an easy transition. I spent the first few months…