Christmastime is here.

I wanted to include some Christmas cheer on my blog! โค๏ธ

It’s been my Christmas tradition to visit the Gingerbread House at the Fairmont Hotel each year. It’s a nice start to the season. And the scent is amazing!!

Although it’s been busy, I constantly remind myself to be present and to just take everything in.

This week has been one of the hardest ever, but I’ll make it! The Universe has my back, I know it. ๐Ÿ’œ

TGIF!!!

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

It was a busy Thursday for me. I had to take care of some errands before work! On top of that, I was finalizing some last minute details for our trip to Vancouver. I was excited and anxious!

I tried my best to pack smart. I really dislike overpacking, especially because my luggage this time around was a lot smaller. I was successful! ๐Ÿ˜€

I felt a bit sluggish for most of the day, but I powered through. I was so ready for vacation! I also had to send in a headshot for the school yearbook. Think I chose a good one. Woo!

Canada, here I come. I love it there! It’s the land of Shawn Mendes. Hehe. โค

More entries on the way.

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Isolation.

As of late, I’ve felt a void. I really miss my friend, Sarah. It hasn’t been the same since her passing.

I’ve been much more vocal with my own personal struggles with my chronic conditions. I think the first step is acceptance. When I was a teenager, I was so ashamed and in denial. I didn’t want anyone to know. I already felt different from my peers. It was tough trying to fit in and finding that group of friends that would support you through it all. As I got older, I found those people and to this day they still have my back. You know who you are. Thank you for all of your love, support, and affirmation through the years. Encouragement goes a long way! โค

Sarah was a strong advocate for Lupus awareness. It’s reignited a lot inside of me to create more visibility and awareness. Many still don’t know what the condition is and what it does to a patient’s body. Especially the side effects of medication.ย Every patient is different. Some symptoms are shared. It really is a snowflake condition. There’s so much research being done to find that cure. But I’m hopeful. And I’ll continue to be.

I want to honor Sarah’s memory the best way that I can. I’m planning to participate in the Lupus walk this year. But it’s been tough. I miss sending her messages and checking in whenever we could. I definitely cherish all the college memories we had together. Thank you for reaching out first and most especially your friendship. I’ll never forget your kindness.

You’re truly missed, Sarah. โค

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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2019.

I really enjoyed this week! Sharing a meal is such an experience. Food brings people together.

My highlights:

  1. Reading
  2. Sending a card to a fellow PHighter
  3. Lunch with Bianca + playing tourist and dinner with Pax & Jessie
  4. Brunch with the friends
  5. Super Bowl Sunday – all about the food and the commercials

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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: DECEMBER 24-30, 2018.

The holidays are in full swing! Two weeks of break. Woo!!! There was a lot of preparation, gift wrapping, and cooking. The sisters and I were pretty tired after Christmas, but it was well worth it.

There was a few days of rain, the lull after Christmas Day, and patiently awaiting 2019! It was a good week.

To the pictures!

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