Although it’s tough for me to make my mind up and order a meal while eating out and just about impossible for me to choose a color for my nails, I tend to make more major life decisions quickly, or at least without thinking too much.
(totally out of my comfort zone and a BIG deal to get a design. I’m so-so about it but it’s fun for now!)
So after looking online for different houses over the last few months, Mikey and I landed on a little home in Inglewood and, after seeing the place, almost immediately decided to move. We said yes, went back to our beloved little apartment, and started packing at once! The last week was a flurry of packing up, taking many loads down the three flights of narrow stairs (old building, no elevator!) and being super grateful for my father-in-law’s daily help.
Packing fuel! Dark chocolate in the kitchen.
Our last meal in our nearly-empty apartment, sweaty and tired from packing and loading in between our normal work schedules!
Taking the hibiscus over in the little truck – the second-to-last-load besides our cleaning supplies!
It was a whirlwind, alright, and as we were reflecting on how we moved into the apartment in the first place, where we shared so many great memories together and with friends, we realized we acted fast and jumped into that place, too. All of a sudden we said yes and were moving in, just like this little house in Inglewood. We are renting our small two bedroom house and it’s incredible to have a front and back yard, be able to walk to work (5 minutes, door to door! ) at CityFit and to be part of a neighborhood and community.
We are so grateful for this little home and look forward to the conversations inside of it, the growth that will happen in our lives while living here, the chance to be part of a neighborhood and for the small things like getting to do laundry in our own space (I’m two loads in and it’s awesome!). Maybe sometimes it’s okay to be quick to make some decisions and slow to make others, but the main thing is trusting that God is leading the way and learning to wait on him rather than act in my own strength, and this feels like it’s a change right from him!
Are you a decisive person? What about with big versus little decisions?
Here are a few fun shots from our weekend – it was filled with finishing up unpacking (thank you, Mikey!), a young adult Wellness Day at Wellspring for me, church on Sunday, some time at Calgary’s Lilac Festival and having our first guests over!
Everyone had fun trying out the long boards – even Emilie!
We love this family!
Another new change is that I’m happy to announce I am a SportChek ambassador and am excited to spread the message of #SweatBetter with you all on various forms of social media!
Looking for an efficient #workout? Look no further than this take-anywhere #bodyweight circuit. Try 5 rounds of: 10 push ups (any style, modify any way!), 10 side plank hip raises per side, 30 mountain climbers total (stay stacked over those hands, core engaged, shoulders back!) + 10 jump lunges per side. Rest briefly and go #sweatbetter with quick + effective workouts throughout your day. Happy Monday, all! ⚡️👊🏻💥 @sportchek
Follow along over the next few months for workout ideas and inspiration as we all choose to #SweatBetter together! Hope you guys are doing well and enjoying your season as life as it continues to ebb and flow and change. Live well & be well,