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The Awesome Jar…

DSC_0088So I was perusing Pinterest, as I am want to do when I get a little bored, and I came across this super great idea!  I can’t remember who had pinned it or where the idea came from (thank you to those people) but I thought I’d share it with ya.   Instead of pondering all the things you don’t have this year, why not focus on all the awesome things that happen?  Why not make an AWESOME JAR (The name is all me, don’t need Pinterest for that ;))!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Find a mason jar or a jar of your choosing.
  2. Anytime something awesome happens in your life, write it down on a small piece of paper.
  3. Place said piece of paper in the AWESOME JAR.
  4. On January 31, 2016 pull out your AWESOME JAR and read through all the truly amazing things that have happened to you!

They don’t have to be earth shakingly amazing (ha, fix that word spell check!). Really any positive thing you want to toss into the jar, I say go for it!  Life moves so fast that it’s easy to get bogged down in the rush.  I think this is a simple and great way of focusing on the positive, and hey, I’m all for that!

So, has something awesome already happened to you? Better get a jar!



New Year, New Start…

IMG_1232What an amazing year 2015 has been!  So productive!  Now there’s been a lot of challenges, probably a few tears, but when you look back on it… WOW, what a year!  Started a theatre company (Torchlight Theatre), launched a youth stream in the company (SPARK), produced 2 productions for December, and that was all just at work!  Let’s not forget my little web series (The Shakespeare Book Club)!  If you’re an artist/actor, you know that at the end of every project or production, you say “we should do something together” but you rarely ever do!  Well people, my dear friend Laura and I did!  We wrote a web series and we filmed it (thanks to her hubby Harry and Sorso Coffee Co in Airdrie) and… as far as I’m concerned… it’s AWESOME!

Sometimes when you’re in the thick of the business, it seems like too much, and I admit, it did.  But looking back on it all, it was worth it!

Now with the New Year here, I find myself longing to do another creative project!  I can just hear the voices say, “Really? Don’t you think you do enough already?” They’re probably right, but who’s to say I can’t squeeze a little bit more in there? I’ve got ideas and plans, new plays to produce, movies to film, novels to write… with such an expected year, it might be a good idea to keep my camera handy!

A couple years ago I did a photographic journey through my year.  It was really kinda cool, got some great shots and what a great way to capture that year. So I think I’m gonna take a crack at it again! Last time I ended up writing this whole long blog every time I posted a photo, which was great, but this time I am not going to put that kind of pressure on myself.  I will however, challenge myself to take the photos with my SLR camera and not completely depend on my iPhone. I’m not saying I CAN’T use my iPhone… I’m just gonna try and not use it as much.

IMG_5164I also think I’m going to be putting down my thoughts a little more in this blog, even if it’s just for me and no one else.  I helped my Grandma prepare her memories to give as a gift this past Christmas and the stories were so amazing!  To her they were just her every day life, but to me they were like a time machine that sent my imagination back to days gone by.  I don’t know if I have anything interesting to say, but perhaps one day someone else will find what I write as fascinating as what my Grandma had to say.

Well, here’s to a New Year and a new me!  Let’s see where this goes in 2016!



I’m At It Again…

A couple of years ago, I started a blog that was simply a photo a day journey for 365 days.  It was actually a very neat and surprisingly challenging experience.  Well, it’s been a while since I’ve tossed a blog post out there but I thought I would take another crack at it, except something a little different.

Sunrise.So welcome to my new blog 🙂  A place that’s simply full of life…food, friends, photography, art, writing, traveling… anything and everything that’s tossed my way.  But as is so typically me, I will be focusing on the positive things of life.  I am a firm believer that there is a silver lining around absolutely everything, you just have to look hard… sometimes really hard…but it’s there.

So, here’s to  a little light, a little love and a little laughter in life!