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Tough.

I want to get back to designing in my spare time. 

I want to create beautiful things and share them with people who will appreciate them.

I want to paint, and draw.

I want to take pictures and play around with them to create something new.

I want to create more clothes and crochet fun things.

I want to simply clean off my computer, but that probably wont happen, and will be one of the last things to happen.

But whats holding me back? I have no idea…I feel like it has been so busy that I don’t have time to enjoy these things. Were always on the go, which isn’t a bad thing. I just wish I sorted my time out better. I guess I just have to wait for a quiet day and commit to doing one of these things. I’m loving my life right now, these are just things I’m missing.

Any advice?

- Stay Golden <3

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Day Two: Favorite Animal - I love these beautiful animals for so many reasons 

I went with something more simple in this drawing. Elephants are so gorgeous and you can see that even when their drawn so minimal. Their shape is so well recognized and can be drawn without taking your pencil off the paper. Much like a good logo, it&#8217;s a memorable quality to have. 

- Stay Golden

Day Two: Favorite Animal - I love these beautiful animals for so many reasons

I went with something more simple in this drawing. Elephants are so gorgeous and you can see that even when their drawn so minimal. Their shape is so well recognized and can be drawn without taking your pencil off the paper. Much like a good logo, it’s a memorable quality to have.

- Stay Golden

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I&#8217;m sorry, but I just love this dog so much. Look at that face! #adorable #doggielove #chowchow #lab #love

I’m sorry, but I just love this dog so much. Look at that face! #adorable #doggielove #chowchow #lab #love

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Doesn&#8217;t even do it justice to how #beautiful it was this #morning. I #love waking up to this.  (Taken with Instagram)

Doesn’t even do it justice to how #beautiful it was this #morning. I #love waking up to this. (Taken with Instagram)

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One Year

Wow, I can’t believe how much I have let this slide. I have got so wrapped up in life the last little while I barley remember to do things I enjoy. (I’m pretty sure I said this in my last blog :P)

It has almost been the one year mark that I have lived in Ottawa and we will soon be moving again. I can’t believe how much has happened in the last year. I was sad to be moving here at the start and now I am sad to be going. I feel that I have learned a lot - with so many changes happening in such a short time how can you not? 

I moved here after school to stay with a person that I love. It seemed hard at first, all we had was each other. I was use to so many people to take advice from or to lean on when I needed help. But as time went on you realize that sometimes that all you need. And if you have no one - you always have yourself to get you on the right path. I learned to compromise and know when there is something worth fighting for.

Don’t fight over those small things, they may seem like a big deal at the time, but why waste the little time you have with someone fighting over dirty dishes? There’s bigger problems in the world then dirty dishes. 

I went for my goal to work at a graphic company and after much trial, error and a few kicks in the ass I got there. I learned to push myself and just be who I am - don’t try to be this person that they are hoping you will be. 

We got our dog and he taught me so many times how to be patient. VERY patient. He’s been a handful but he helps me to not be selfish with my time. I’ve grown to love the walks and not be lazy…well most of the time. Enjoy whats around you! Especially since global warming is just fucking it up.

I have realized how important your friends are. Keep the ones close who care for you as much as you care for them. Is there a point to having 20 friends that are never there for you? I’d rather have 3 that are always are. 

I have been starting to think how sad it will be to leave this apartment. As it gets closer to june I have thought how we will never be here again, in this apartment or in our lives. It’s our first place we have had together, though it will not be the last, we can never come back to where we are. 

But its on to new memories and new places. I don’t know where life will take me in the years to come, but I am happy with where it has taken me so far. Learn from all that you do in life. It all has purpose and meaning. And read more. Or at least take time away from your electronics, we take to many things for granted. 

Stay Golden xo 

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Peace fence. Me and Peter walked by it one day when walking Smoke. I had to go back. I love it.

Peace fence. Me and Peter walked by it one day when walking Smoke. I had to go back. I love it.

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Happy Valentines Day!  ♥

I made this card for Pete but I thought I’d share.

Enjoy!

(Source: khdesigns.webs.com)

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I feel like I have no time for myself and to do what I like. I guess I just gotta make time.
But why does making time feel like such a big task? Am I really THAT lazy?
I had a moment the other day where I just sat and thought how life isn&#8217;t worth wasting and how I should just stop thinking so much - about what I do or what I say. Or to push myself and really do the things I want to do - screw those people who think I can&#8217;t do it or think what I&#8217;m saying is dumb.  But it&#8217;s like the next day I wake up and it&#8217;s back to worrying about the stupid pointless things. I love to design, create and have fun&#8230;but I feel like there is something just blocking me to doing them. I mean I get I&#8217;m busy with a new job and the dog and all that - but work shouldn&#8217;t stop us from doing what we love. I keep saying i&#8217;ll get to it. But how long will that be? 
Anyone else feel like their life is on stand by?

I feel like I have no time for myself and to do what I like. I guess I just gotta make time.

But why does making time feel like such a big task? Am I really THAT lazy?

I had a moment the other day where I just sat and thought how life isn’t worth wasting and how I should just stop thinking so much - about what I do or what I say. Or to push myself and really do the things I want to do - screw those people who think I can’t do it or think what I’m saying is dumb.  But it’s like the next day I wake up and it’s back to worrying about the stupid pointless things. I love to design, create and have fun…but I feel like there is something just blocking me to doing them. I mean I get I’m busy with a new job and the dog and all that - but work shouldn’t stop us from doing what we love. I keep saying i’ll get to it. But how long will that be? 

Anyone else feel like their life is on stand by?

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I have heard this song every morning for the past week and I can’t get enough of it. I heard it on 103.3 CBC Radio 2 - a new station me and P randomly can across. They play some really great music - if you want to hear different music then what is always played on other stations, it’s something you should definitely check out.

I must say I really enjoyed the video aswell. It has a ‘show girl’ feel and I enjoy the bits of kaleidoscope images. Anyways - take a listen.  I hadn’t heard of Imelda May before but I think I will check out some more of her work.

Oh and happy friday everyone! Have some fun this weekend and get drunk…but try not to wake up on a random park bench this time. And keep your clothes on…for most of it.

-Stay Golden

(Source: youtube.com)

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