If I had to describe Calgary, those are the words and phrases I would use.
Calgary, Alberta is the first city and province I lived when I moved to Canada.
The black population is non existent and it may seem like an exaggeration but being from Florida, one of the largest states in the U.S and seeing black people all over, not seeing them is a shocker.
I will say that I do love the difference of cultures. Native American, African, Asian, East Indian...it's a beautiful combination of cultures.
Back to the weather. It is literally always cold except for those few summer months and even then, some of the evenings are really chilly. Once I came back in April and there was still snow on the ground! People walk around in May wearing a scarf! Now that leads me to another issue I have with this city. People are so used to being bundled up and covered up that if you show an ounce of skin or you attempt any sexiness people are looking at you like a nun gone bad. Oh and the number one thing people would point out was that I stuck out like a sore thumb. I oozed blue blood American-ness. I just didn't fit in...but I loved that.
There is not a lot to do in this city. If you like a festival here and there, going to chain restaurants and having many malls in your grasp, this is your city. I am all about malls honey but this city is missing character. With so many different cultures I don't get a feeling of community or that it thing that pulls you back in.
I almost forgot to mention that there is always construction. Like what the hell. Lol
I have to see what all the fuss was about in 10 years. This better be a mega city.
I will say that this city does have heart. They are always trying. They want to be better and there are groups around that are always trying to do something new and have new events for the people. Not far from where I was living they had this random pop up salsa party oh and they have Stampede which is the biggest event in the city (Google it).
As much as I complained about this city...I miss it. It has this quiet softness about it. It has a simplistic dreaminess about it that I adore. It was timid with a big soul. My calmness.
My home away from home.
1.) I (on a whim...sorta) moved from the U.S to Canada. It has been the most exhilarating thing I have done. You really learn about yourself, you really grow.
2.) Love is amazing, there is nothing on the earth stronger, there is nothing I love more than love. Unless you have God himself come down and tell you this man or woman you love is the end all be all, you should never halt your life or dreams for it. Love should come along with you. It should be apart of your journey. She or he should not be your journey alone.
3.) Apply for jobs you don't think you are qualified for. Before I graduated college, I was working in a position I most likely shouldn't have gotten only because I did not have the experience but I grew in that position. I know that whatever the position, I can nail it. It's all about being a fast and efficient learner.
4.) Project the life you want. This is not to be mistaken for living beyond your means. If you can project extra confidence, if you can project leadership, clout...do so. No one else will think these things of you if you don't. What you think, you become.
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November is about being Thankful. It's about falling leaves, change. We are moving toward the new year. What can we do right now instead of waiting for the new year.
This is hands down my favorite time of the year. I was out riding my bike and there was a chill in the air and it made me feel like I was 12 again. Home after school going out to play with the neighborhood kids.
I'm thankful for my life. I'm thankful my family and I wouldn't change one thing about my life. I would only hope for greatness in my future.
I have been in this mood...this super mood this month. I have been taking Ginseng for energy, B-9, B-12, Vitamin C, Multi Vitamins. I have kept notes all around that say "wake up early". All around, I have been feeling very productive. I feel like I'm in my moon and something that's supposed to happen to me or me finding my way is wanting me to push for it.
I have an education but I have never felt satisfied just having a degree and being in one field. I want to do so many different things in life. Not just stay in one box. Whatever it is, whatever I'm meant to do, I'm ready.
My Loves, do something different the second you read this. Call that long lost friend right now. Call your crush that's you've been lusting over for a year now, send your resume out for that job even if you have a job. Sew, paint, draw, rap, sing...go skip in the rain.
You're smiling, you're thinking.
Top- Cotton On
Bottom- Forever 21
Banks- This is what it feels like, Iggy- New Bitch, Rihanna- Now I know, Stevie Nicks- Has anyone ever written anything for you, Subway-Fire, Tech Nine- Fragile, The Braxton's- The Good In Goodbye