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Jack’s travel

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Y for yup

Yup! I did it! I moved! And I only cried once! I  landed at 3, got home at 5 and my mom made me a delicious dinner!
And it was healthy! I was happy to be home, although extremely tired. Jack behaved very well on the plane. I’m such a proud mama!

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He loves the house! He has to much space to play. And he wants to play with the cats…the cats are scared…
I met a lady on the plane who gave me infos about a psychological research project on ptsd, I have to contact the people to see if I can volunteer.
I’m not sure my mom realizes how serious I am about studying psychology. I’m gonna start a certificate in psychology online, hopefully when I go back to canada I have enough credits to be considered for the phd at McGill. So that’s where I’m at now. The journey has officially started!

Do Animals Have A Sense of Humor?

We know that some animals, like dogs and apes, can laugh. Can an animal also have a sense of humor? Join Anthony as he discusses how Koko the Gorilla and some other animals show promising signs.

Bucket list #92- Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved

Since I’ve realized that I won’t sleep anytime soon, I figured why not complete one of my bucket list task. So here we go!

  1. I graduated high school
  2. I graduated college
  3. I’m in a stable relationship
  4. I’ve learned how to cook
  5. I have a blog that I love
  6. I’ve created a solid  support system
  7. I own a pet
  8. I took tennis lessons
  9. I took swimming lessons
  10. I’m a FLMI (Insurance title)
  11. I survived depression
  12. I’ve been a mentor
  13. I’ve quit a job after one week with no regrets
  14. I’ve learned to accept myself for who I am
  15. I’ve learned to present myself with confidence
  16. I’m not ashamed of my body anymore
  17. I’ve discovered my passion for writing
  18. I’ve decided that I want to be a psychologist
  19. I’ve learned how to speak in public
  20. I’ve learned to live mindfully
  21. I’m not ashamed anymore that I like to learn
  22. I’m not ashamed to be different
  23. I’ve shared my deepest secret ——–OMG its getting hard
  24. I’m more spiritual
  25. I’m on a journey of self improvement
  26. I’ve skipped grades
  27. I graduated on top of my class
  28. I went to Ecuador
  29. I speak English fluently
  30. I’ve gotten better in Spanish
  31. I’m not scared to say what I think
  32. I’m not ashamed anymore to be an introvert
  33. I’ve come to terms with my sexuality
  34. I forgave
  35. I’m happy
  36. I’ve listened to more then a 100 TED talks
  37. I decided to live close to my family
  38. I decided to stop judging others
  39. I’ve created my happiness rules 
  40. I thought Bf how to swim
  41. I’m finally serious about loosing weight
  42. I created my bucket list
  43. I started my quote collection
  44. I cleaned up my friend list ——–I don’t know how I’m gonna make it to 101
  45. I don’t care about facebook anymore
  46. I now cut my Bf some slack
  47. I wear my natural hair
  48. I can do my own taxes

I”m done…. I guess I’ll do the rest another day… It’s a mood booster though! Have you ever tried to do that? How did you feel ?

 

A to z challenge (A)/ Bucket list- Animal

Of course I’m starting this challenge with the word ANIMAL! 

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I’m going to share with you lessons that I’ve learned from my favorite Animal, Jack!

1- Be resilient

When you fall on your face (he literally does), get back up and jump again! I don’t know how many times Jack has tried to jump with one of his toys (not all were given to him), twice his size usually he falls, but then he gets back up, tries another angle and jump again. Wouldn’t it be great if we acted like that in the face of failure?

2- Share your love 

Express affection, to the ones you love. Don’t be scare to make them feel special. There is no way to stay mad when Jack is jumping around because he’s happy to see you. Sharing your love with others can only have good repercussions.

3-Never refuse love

Never turn down acts of love. He’s always up for cuddling, when he gets tired he just goes away. But he always take a little bit of love from others.

4-Appreciate the small things in life 

Jack is an expert in that matter. It doesn’t take him much to be happy. A new gift, a trip to the garage to go take out the trash makes his day. We should appreciate more these little moments of joy.

5- Be brave 

Jack is a Shi Tzu, but he is not scared of big dogs. Sometimes I’m scared for him, but most of the time after showing his bravery, the big dogs befriend him. Jack think he can fly, he’s always jumping, for such a small dog you would think he’d be scared of falling, but he play on is strength and agility. Sometimes we should forget that we are small, be brave and take calculated risks.

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I’m hungry!

I’ve been having night cravings! Since yesterday. Probably because I sleep way too late. Sleeping during the day helps me stay away from food (although it’s not why I do it), but my insomnia makes me hungry. Today it’s worse because I didn’t eat enough, my sister in law ate my quinoa cookies. Oh well… Tomorrow I wanna make crepes, if I wake up early. Or maybe eggs, that will make me eat less for dinner. I have no idea what I’m gonna cook. Any ideas ? Ohh maybe lemon chicken breast with roasted potatoes and a salad. Sounds easy enough… I’m gonna need to buy the chicken though… There ‘s only pork in the fridge. I could do some white fish ceviche on Wednesday, it’s good with fried plantains though, I don’t know how many calories that is.

Am I gonna spend the whole post talking about food? It’s making me more hungry! I really need to go out tomorrow, I have to take care of some paperwork but it’s so hard for me to get out of this house! Just the thought of putting on my coat turns me off. Jack would be happy though! Hum maybe I’ll take him with me to the groceries, but I’m scared of leaving him outside by himself, he’s so cute what if somebody steals him? I would never forgive myself!

I really don’t know how you guys bare to read my ramblings. I promise I’ll post something well structured later. For the moment you are visiting inside my head. 

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I’m starting to be sleepy so I’m gonna try to close my eyes and see if sleep will come to me. Good night my fellow insomniacs.

Kisses!

There’s always space on the couch for Jack

Jack

 

”Daddy, I’ll always find a way to sit on the couch and watch TV, I’m the boss”

 

Tiny Jack

tiny jackMy baby is so tiny now, still cute 🙂 I love him so much!

 

My day and Jack

Today was an okay day, I found out I might be able to fly with Jack with little hassle (Thanks to Kat), it made my day. I’m seeing my psychologist tomorrow and I’m gonna ask her if she can give me a prescription to have Jack as my Emotional Support dog. I really hope she doesn’t mind because travelling with him might cost me money I don’t have and I can’t imagine my life without him. It makes me sad to think about that.

I don’t know what I’m gonna talk about in my 1 am post yet (it’s the time I get inspired the most). Insomnia boosts my creativity, fixing my insomnia is lowering my creativity level…. Hum…I need to fin a better time to write because when I start working I won’t be able to have sleepless night. I need a new book to read, a positive one, an inspiring one but I don’t want one telling me what to do to change my life. Please let me know if you have any suggestion!

I’m having a sad moment today, it will probably pass by the time I go to bed but right now it sucks 😦 . Anxiety causes my body to ache and I hate that. I did some stretching but I still feel tense. I’m watching American Idol, art makes me happy so I’m going to do my best to enjoy it :). Oh dear!  A sad face and an happy face in the same paragraph! Now I’m actually smiling for realizing that lol. Emotionally stable much!  My sister in law just broke a glass, I couldn’t stop laughing, she is so clumsy!  It was the last glass  in the house, she broke all the others lol ! She is a very funny person, by accident lol, and she is always laughing and it’s actually contagious. I invited her to watch the show with me! I’m really trying to make an effort towards being more accepting and tolerant.I’m not even getting mad that she’s singing along!

Sadness gone :). Jack is licking bf’s feet, they must smell bad lool . He’s been scratching his butt since this he came from the groomers, poor baby, but it’s funny watching him running around trying to find somewhere to scratch it. I put Vaseline for him but it doesn’t last for long until he starts scratching again. I should look it up. My baby has an ear infection also! That’s what happens when he’s not with me for two months. I’m treating his ears with white vinegar, he hates it but it helps him a lot, his ear is clearing up. Now it’s time to take care of his skin, it might be an allergic reaction to god knows what, I hate see him calm. I feel like a bad mother. Found out it might be because he was shaved, they suggested to give him a bath with gentle shampoo. Do you have any advice for me? I need help ! I’ll let you know how he’s doing tomorrow after the bath.

That’s all for my day!

Kisses!