that time i went back to florida + exciting news

Well, it turns out that Florida does still exist after being away from it for almost 8 weeks. Was I really gone that long? Sometimes it felt like it (cue: living out of multiple bags) and other times it felt so natural to be back in my hometown in Canada. Now that I’m back in Florida, I have to really commit to making sure I’m accomplishing the things I want to do. Remember how I’m high on life? Well, I want to make sure it stays that way and my motivation is at an all-time high. It’s only a matter of time before I start to realize how far away from family is so it’s my GOAL to make it as comfortable being away from them as it is to be near them—AKA I need to get my butt in motion. I have a lot of ideas floating around my head and excited to see what the future holds.

Having said that, let’s dive into a little bit of exciting news since we’re on that topic. This piece of info is super exciting because it’s in line with my new mentality of goal setting (and achieving). On August 27th, I will be partaking in a 4-day raw food culinary course that will give me a raw food chef certification come completion. I am super excited for this because now that I live in Florida, I’ve toyed with the idea of eating more raw foods to beat the heat. Plus, I received a food dehydrator from my lovely husband for my birthday and I really want to put that thing to use all day, eeeeeeeee’ryday. And you never know where it could lead with those awesome goals of mine.

My absolute favourite piece of information about getting to go and prepare raw foods for four days is the fact that we get to sample a lot of them. Umm, just sign me up for the sampling part alone. I hope it’s enough to supply me with food outside of the class because the course is actually a hefty drive away so I’ll be staying in a time share for those days & nights. 

I realize my exciting news might not be as exciting to you as it is to me, so in exchange for misleading you with that title, can I offer you a raw macaroon*?


*good for redemption after completion of my raw food training course. 😉


I could also say that exciting news was actually making it back to Florida. We ended up coming very close to missing our flight. Lesson learned to know where you’re driving and leave extra time. I knew I skipped a workout on Monday for a reason; busting my ass through the airport was the equivalent of a 20-min AMRAP!!! At least we were all smiles on the plane while we were waiting to take off.

made it on the plane


Anyways, I hope you all have a lovely Wednesday. I’m off to entertain my sis while she’s here and convince her to never leave! We love Aunt Jenn!!


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