April 02, 2014

My Life Lately.

I've been wanting to commit more to daily life posts, but it's funny to do them when I don't have too much going on right now. Things have been crazy lately though. So many highs and lows. I'm taking it all in and accepting everything for what it is. Here are a few things I've been handling lately.

The other week I went to the hospital for an appointment I've been waiting over a year for. I've been very sick for a long time now and have been making due as best I can. The appointment didn't go as planned and I left feeling very discouraged and alone. But when I think about it, it only confirms what I thought beforehand, I have to tackle this with strength. I'm in charge of my own life and my own health. I know my body and my limits. I can do this.
Baby Holly, the first day we got her.

 Exactly one week ago we said goodbye to one of our fur babies. Holly was our very first pet together. She was part of a new chapter where we realized we'd be starting a life together. We named her after Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's. She was small and dainty, and lived most of her life with severe anxiety. She was a handful, hard to take care of, and things had been spiralling out of our control for so long. We finally had to make the choice to put her down. It was one of those terrible things you hope you never have to do and a decision you never want to have to make. Even with all her troubles, we loved her deeply as a member of our family. I'm never going to forget her sweet little face. Our team of four Is down to three. We're all a little heartbroken and lonely.
Yep, worst fear. That was really depressing. Don't worry, things haven't just been sad lately, I promise. It's been sort of bittersweet. My boyfriend and I are both powering through our creative paths recently. I don't think I've talked about it in too much depth before, but my boyfriend, Wai has been illustrating two educational comic books for about a year and a half now. They're part of a fabulous series based on Native Canadian historical figures. One book is still in the works, but the first (among other stories illustrated by a few other artists) is available to purchase already. In fact there's going to be a book signing in the coming months! I am just so proud of him. Not only is he extremely talented, but I'm so thrilled he could be a part of such a special project. These books are aimed at a younger audience and I just know they'll get kids excited and proud of their heritage.
If you'd like to know about the books and the event, click here.
As for me, I have recently been asked to be featured in a couple television segments for my handmade confetti. It's really a dream come true, especially considering how tiny my shop is at this point in time. 
I've been trying to dress up whenever I can to make myself feel better. I think it's kind of a proven fact, when you take the time to do your make up and put on some nice clothes, your outlook completely changes. I'm not going to lie, my go-to outfits lately have been my pjs. This dress was a recent online purchase and it's probably my favourite thing in my closet. Im already getting so much wear out of it.
April is here, and I'm in a constant state of unrest, staring at everything and rearranging with my mind. I've got a lot of painting to do and a lot of stuff to get off my hands before the basement reno. I've been trying to purge a lot of vintage things I've collected over the years. My style has definitely changed and transformed over the years. These necklaces are something I always wore ten years ago, but they're not my thing any more. In the shop they go. I see another garage sale in our future when the weather warms up.

Okay this post was a little more intense than usual, but it was real. Things aren't always rosy and they don't have to be. That's life. Good and bad. I'm really just looking forward and wondering where we'll go next. 

Marissa xo

1 comment:

  1. These posts are always nice even though it may have some bad bits it in. I always feel underwhelmed whenever I visit the doctor you are not alone. I myself have learned not to depend on certain things and that you must fend for yourself which can be quite hard some times I have had a few moments like this, this winter. Congrats on being featured on TV!! and definitely send me a message if/when you have a garage sale I will head over for sure:P