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What’s the deal with Friday the 13th?

To start, Happy Friday the 13th. Hopefully no one reading this has paraskevidekatriaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th). The origin of this superstition is not really known, but may have started in the middle ages, with the story of the last dinner and crucifixion. There were 13 individuals, on a Thursday of the 13th day. Friday, is typically considered an unlucky day in some cultures as well, but before the 19th century the two together were never considered extremely unlucky. The fear of just the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia (in case you were interested). I find phobia’s interesting, and might be an area of research for me. Do you have any interesting phobia’s? If so, did something cause them or have you just always been afraid?

Here are just a few photo’s from the past month

During one of my walks at the Waterfront! I also found my first geocache around here!!
One of the docks to catch a boat over to New Castle Island
A sea plane
Just a hedge
Neat metal work. I have walked past this a lot in the past 3 years. However this was the first time I actually stopped to look at it.

 

Anyways, how has everyone been? I realize I have been really slacking with the updates and postings. I believe my last quote of the day post was the beginning of September? Talk about falling behind. That’s not even the worst of it, I feel like the school semester has gone by so quickly. It’s almost the middle of October, which means it’s midterm time, and I still feel like I’m only a week into this school year. With that being said, when I’m pulling out textbooks and class notes (which seem to be lacking), the amount of information we have gone through is large. Last night I was up until about 12am finishing up a group project. Now, I know some of you are likely saying that’s not that bad. But when you are someone that is usually finished with school work by 8pm and curled up in bed by 10pm at the latest (sometimes I’m watching Netflix later into the evening though – rare), it is late. Other then having the school work piled up, I really enjoy my classes this semester. I’m doing a pretty big intro level research project for psychology and while I never really considered a career in research, it’s looking like a possibility. Hopefully by the end of the class i figure that out though. As it will determine whether I want to go for clinical or counseling psychology.

 

As for life outside of school, I’m staying fairly busy with work. If I can handle it and get my weekend shifts turned to 8 hour shifts, I get quite a few hours. Thanksgiving weekend worked fairly well that way. It also helped that I had Monday and Tuesday off from both work and school to study and work on assignments, though. I’ve also been a spectacular shopper in Sephora, and online with Groupon and Amazon. It may be time to freeze the visa. I should have enough make-up to survive a year, and enough cookware to survive the rest of my undergraduate career. I also, have a book collection that should last the same amount of time or longer (though, I don’t have much time for personal reading).

I’m currently obsessed with the TV series, Teen Wolf. My mom and I use to watch it together a few years ago, but eventually we just couldn’t find it anymore, and forgot about it. About a week after I got back to school, I noticed an ad for the finale. I was on iTunes in about 3 seconds purchasing the series. I believe I have two season left to watch, for fortunately Riverdale Season 2 just came out on Netflix, so I should be set until at least the end of October.

My roommate Victoria and I are also participating in a 28 day reset. Basically, we are going gluten free, no added sugars, and dairy free so that at the end of the month we can re-introduce them back into our diets and see if we have any intolerance’s that otherwise are hard to be aware of unless they are severe. My timing is a bit unfortunate with Halloween treats hitting the shelves and soon going on sale. But hopefully by the end of it, the cravings aren’t as strong. I’m actually really excited to try out some of the recipes, and even see my cooking skills grow, as canned, boxed and premade items aren’t really an option. I’m also really excited that I’m not doing it alone. It is a lot easier when you have motivation and can be a motivator for the same thing.  The program also has a 6x a week workout requirement, however they are equipment free and only about 30 minutes long, so it could be quite doable. Wish me luck!

 

Before I end this post, i’d like to ask you to check out the store for my Halloween bracelets. They are super cute, and would be great for any Halloween party! I’ll even do express shipping for the cost of regular shipping so that they arrive in time!

 

I guess that’s all I really have to say! Im going to try and get a routine back up and going with daily quotes and what not, but no promises as time seems to just fly by.

All the best!

K.

 

 

 

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A Tuesday Start

Classes begin tomorrow and I am so incredibly excited. Not so excited for an 8:30am start, with a 4 hour break before my last two classes (which will end at 7:30pm), but excited to get into the study routine! I got my Bio-psychology syllabus the other day and it sounds hard but extremely interesting. I will definitely be using my 4 hour breaks on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s to study!

So I went grocery shopping yesterday and learned that a $1 a day for food is not going to happen. However, $2 to $2.50 shouldn’t be too bad and I hope to make a section that shows my journey with hardcore budgeting. This budget is based off saving 75% of what I make while working (as long as I can manage $600 a month). OSAP covers all my bills and tuition costs for the year, which is extremely lucky, and is the only reason this might be possible. Fortunately, the budget isn’t exactly necessary as I should have a good amount on the side saved up, but it is a goal!

My brother moved into University yesterday which is such a weird feeling. My baby brother is not a baby anymore. Unfortunately I flew back to Nanaimo on Saturday so I didn’t get to help him move in, which I suppose may have been a good thing in the end. We chatted this morning and he seems super excited for orientation and starting classes. I wish him the best of luck and cannot wait to hear all the crazy stories! It’s going to be one hell of a journey!

Before I left Ontario, my sister and her boyfriend Nathan also got the keys to their first house. The main reason I had stayed until the long weekend was to see the place. It is such a cute house! It requires a good amount of work but holds so much potential. I took some before pictures and can’t wait to take some after pictures. I’m sure there will be many opinion arguments but the learning experience and personal growth the two of them will go through will be worth it and awesome for me to see too.

Anyways, here are some pictures from the plane and I hope you are all well.

K.

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The Empress

I guess I fell a bit behind on my tarot posts. Its been a busy couple of weeks with getting ready to head back to BC, so I apologize.

The next card that was supposed to be written about was the Empress. This post really should have been up by August 24th, but I guess it’s better late then never! I might have to rethink my posting schedule now that school is starting back up, though.

Anyways, the Empress is a card of femininity. Representing fertility/birth (this can be taken as the start of a new idea), caring, abundance, beauty, nurturing, and all around being in touch with yourself and finding fulfillment with your life. An extremely positive card to get, however it can also signify being lost and needing guidance.

As per usual, I am using the Wild Unknown Tarot deck for my interpretation of the imagery for this first series.

For this card we find a tall, and in my opinion glowing tree. It’s also depicted at night, which in my opinion is a bit confusing but when I looked it up, night time seems to be a representation of femininity in the Wild Unknown deck. Emphasizing mystery and inward moving energy. I see strength within the tree, and the glow may be a representation of when we say a woman is glowing during pregnancy. Trees are fierce and never look the same, representing earths creativity and differences.

A beautifully simple card, that represent so much. Strength, beauty , femininity and earths incredible differences.

K.