Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fun with International Stuffed Envies!

As some of you reading this know, I'm pretty active on Swap Bot right now and am currently hosting my second swap. My first was Show Me Your State/Province/Country, and my second is International Stuffed Envies, which is 146 swappers strong! This swap was even #1 on the top swaps on the site's homepage!

Today I received my envelope for this swap from my partner, newberlin!

WOW. Just look at it all! She really took the time to read my profile and see the things I really love. And everything is SO PINK. EEEEE!

A close look at the decotapes!

My most favourite item: a little pink matryoshka keychain! *squee*

Receiving swaps really makes my WEEK!! How about you?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Marvelous March

Hello, lovelies.

It's been a long time, hasn't it? A VERY long time.

Life has been utterly beautiful. I've danced, sang, wept, laughed hysterically, ran, loved, meditated, prayed, explored, nurtured, learned, taught, gotten inspired, created, and have been counting all the little everyday blessings that many people never even notice.

I've had the sun warm my face.

I've had summer rainstorms absolutely drench me.

I've fostered many kittens and have gotten them loving for their forever homes.

I've begun to explore Toronto more and more. I love my shining city.

I reached my first anniversary as a Canadian Permanent Resident.

I've put away things that were not benefiting me or my dreams. I've taken hold and have begun to mould the raw clay of inspiration that will benefit my wild, colourful heart and soul. I don't know where any of this will take me, but I'm going to learn and enjoy every moment of it.

In August, I had to go on anti-anxiety medication for my debilitating mental illness. I am not ashamed to admit it. At first, I felt like a failure for not being able to control it, to meditate it away, to read all the books in the world about it and rise above it. But then I realized... I am not a failure. This medication has done WONDERS for me. It allows me to be able to work past it, able to think rationally, able to do many of the things normal people do every day.

I want to post as often as possible from now on. There is so much I want to share, to write, to be inspired by. I adore all of you and I hope you'll stick with me on this Virginia gal's journey in the True North.

My best,