Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

– Bradley Whitford

It’s hard to believe it’s already New Year’s Eve. Looking back on this year, I can honestly say that it was the best year of my life. I made a ton of progress on attaining my master’s degree, worked three jobs that I could say I truly loved, travelled to places I had only ever dreamed of and met some amazing people that I am now proud to call friends. I ran my first half marathon, climbed mountains, conquered fears, and put myself out there. I transitioned to veganism, fell in love with yoga, made huge strides in running and lifting and pushed my limits. Most of all I said yes. Yes to adventures and good times and situations where I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

A few years ago I never would have imagined that I’d have a year as amazing as this one, but now that I have, I know that I’m only going up from here. I truly believe that striving to be a better person than the one you were the day (or year) before will ensure continued happiness and success.

So for 2017, why not challenge yourself to be better in every aspect of your life than you were before? Time is a precious commodity and we all know how fleeting it is. Knowing this, why wouldn’t you want to make the most of every day that you’re gifted?

I have big plans and goals for this next year and if anyone is ever down to tag along on runs, workouts, adventures or whatever, hit me up!! I’m serious.

I hope to continue to inspire people to live healthy and active lives and to get outside and appreciate the outdoors. That said, I’m planning some fun events for this upcoming year, for those in the Ottawa/Gatineau area! So keep an eye out for that!

Okay, it’s New Year’s Eve, time to get lit. Thanks for reading and all the best in the new year, hoping it’s your best one yet!


On the docket for my 2017:

– Run my first marathon (anyone want to train together?)
– Consistently compete in triathlons (^^)
– Attain master’s degree (almost there!)

– Hike the Adirondacks (Summit Mount Marcy – someone reach)
– Go back to Banff / Jasper / West (who’s in?)

– Hit up as many Canadian national parks as possible (they’re free this year guys!)
– US West Coast Trip (Yosemite + Big Sur round 2)
– Visit the Scandinavian countries!

P.S feel free to chirp me if none of this happens

In awe at beautiful Johnston Canyon – plenty of more times like this to come in 2017

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