Back from vacation!

I am back from a wonderful vacation and jumped right back into work and getting my classroom together and preparing for my new teaching position. Here is one shot I took of the bride and groom at the campground wedding we had. I became the official amateur photographer. It was so fun! DSC_0203


Positivity Tag

Hello!!Photo on 2015-08-13 at 3.30 PM #4I am following in Katie’s footsteps today at Plus+Beauty Blog to post about all things positive. I am heading on a 10 day vacation with all my friends so I really should be feeling great and I am. However, I am also feeling a bit anxious that when I get back I will be going back to work and my new position.

Name three things in your life that make you happy and positive.

Family and friends are automatic, I am very grateful for supportive friends and family.  As much as my career can challenge me at times it is a positive in my life. I feel like I am doing what God wants me to when I am working with children. I feel like I make a difference. Music can take you on a journey of emotions. I love music and can’t sit still to a good beat. In fact, if no one wants to dance I will dance by myself. I love to sing and will sometimes spend an hour or more doing karaoke on youtube. I also love making a small space pretty it could be adding fresh flowers or an elegant towel. When I walk by the special touch it makes me smile.

What do you do to try and be more positive?

When I am not feeling positive I try to talk it out with someone. If I am not able to do that I look for inspiring quotes. Sometimes I have to remind myself how far I have come in my physical and emotional recovery as a cancer survivor. The quickest reality check into being more positive is to remind myself how much more challenging people lives are then mine. Then I am just so grateful for everything.

What do you do to relax?

For everyday relaxing I watch TV, hang out with friends, read, write my blog, go outside. If I am having anxiety I need to do activities that are distracting like cleaning the house and organizing closets and drawers or working on a specific project. These distractions help me relax.

What is your favourite positive quote?

There are so many good ones, it is hard to pick just one!


Everyone has a part of their body that they dislike, say something positive about yours.

This can be challenging at times because when I got cancer I felt like my body failed me and I didn’t trust it anymore. I am still working on that trust relationship. For physical appearance I like my eyes, legs, bust. I recently started seeing my larger bust as an asset.

Who are your positive role models?

Mother Teresa  was selfless.

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I have so much to be positive about grateful for!

Goddess on the Beach….follow up

I did it, I went shopping for the bathing suit. It wasn’t an experience from hell Thank you GOD but here is why; I didn’t try to be something I am not. I knew if I tried on suits that looked great on the hangers and models that they would look awful on me and I would take a hit to my self esteem and body shame myself at great length. So, I decided to go to a plus clothing store because I knew they would have suits that would suit all the parts of my body I don’t like showing off and I got really lucky! I was able to find a suit that plays up my best features breast, buttocks and legs and hides my less desirable feature the belly. I dream of a flat tummy, I always have even as a teen, I just don’t have one nor will I ever.  I tried on the smallest size (yes, I had to  say that)  and I actually came out of the dressing room. Man, I would have pranced through the store if I could have. Look if the guys and gals are not checking out my rack in this suit and their eyes avert to my midsection well how do you say it?  It’s not you, it’s me. I would say it is not me, it’s you! LOL. I know now you are dying to see me in this suit! Well, I hope to get a shot when I am at the beach in our upcoming camping trip for now you will have to look at the model  picture I found.

This top with the skirt bottom and I also have the high waisted bottoms ( purchased previously) as well. The top and skirt bottom was 132.00 CAD


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Our friends announced they are getting married the week we will be away camping at a beautiful beach. They are having a beach wedding followed by a big party in the campground. I have to say it is a first for me but I am looking forward to it. We are all helping with the planning and preparations and I took on the place settings. Now, your not going to take silver and crystal to an outdoor camping event but how about plastic and paper.

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Now here is what I did…

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