The True North Strong and GOLD – A Proud Canadian Moment

image image web-hockey-canada-olympic-gKirsten Wall, Dawn McEwen, Jill Officer, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jennifer Jones

Although July 1st is officially the day in which Canada celebrates its nationhood and celebrates the day in which it became a country 147 years ago , no Canadian is ever more proud of their country than the day we bring home an Olympic gold medal in hockey. I’m not really a massive sports fan, only really during tennis ATP season. But this morning, on the final day of the olympics, I awoke at 6:45am with the rest of this nation is preparation for the Men’s Gold Medal hockey game in Sochi. Already on a gold medal high from back-to-back golds in women’s and mens curling, as well as in women’s hockey, the stakes and the expectations were high. I think a large majority of Canada was already breathing a sigh of relief knowing that we were not going up against the USA, but we also knew that Sweden and the Triple Crown could give us a run for our money. But not quite….and Canada won 3-0. I don’t want to downplay any of the 10 golds, 10 silvers, 5 bronze and 25 medals in total that Canada won throughout the games, but with these 4 golds in the last three days, Canadians are proud to say that “we have won the Olympics”. Doesn’t matter if we won the most medals, or the most golds, but to all Canadians these medals have capped it off and have solidified a win in the hearts of all Canadians. So congratulations Canada – it’s moments like this that I’m so incredibly proud to be a Canadian from the true North strong and free.


Welcome to 2014


I’m not one to stick to New Year Resolutions – but once again I’m giving this a try. I find that each and every year I set unrealistic goals for myself…things that don’t last longer than a month. So maybe it’s time to be a little more vague. 2014 is the year for general, achievable, and smart goals – and hopefully you guys can help me along the way!

So what’s the plan for 2014?

– Stress less

– Complain less

– Smile more

– Weigh less

– Be more active

– Spend less.

– Spend more time with my blog (blog better)


Not specific, pretty simple. I can do this! And seeing as this is my first NYResolution post, and the first year of my blog, I’m super excited to revisit these resolutions a year from now and see where the year of 2014 has taken me!

So what do you guys wish to achieve in 2014? Does anyone have any suggestions/tips/tricks on how to stick to my yearly goals?! 

So Happy New Year loves!! Hope that you had an amazing night and that the morning is being gentle to you!