Peonies & Paris: An update

As the year comes to an end, chaos usually ensues.  The past couple of weeks have been quite hectic, but I’m happy to have been able to find time to post at least once more this year.  Other than the usual Christmas events and taking care of a teething toddler, here is what else has been happening in my world:

  • Peonies.  On a whim I picked up a bunch to spoil myself, and from the moment the petals opened up and I smelled its scent, I fell in love.  I pulled out my camera and took a few shots to practice my photography.
  • Overseas travel was not something I was expecting for a while, but there is a wedding in Toronto that my husband wants us to attend, so attend it we shall!  We worked out a route that will get us there via Hong Kong, Paris and New York.  It’s all set, and I’m ecstatic that I will get to see my beloved Paris again!
  • I’ve got my heart set on changing careers, so will be starting a course in the new year. However in the last month or so I’ve been toing and froing about which one to do.  I have finally decided (for real this time!) to do the graphic design diploma then, if I still yearn for it, will pursue further study in fashion.  Et voilà.
  • Another thing that I have been wanting to do for many years is to move and work overseas.  My efforts for making this happen have somewhat waned of late, probably due to the lack of response from applications, as well as anticipation of upcoming plans. In its stead I would now settle for a career that would allow (either through the job or by giving means to) travel regularly (perhaps annually?). I’m not exactly sure how I’ll find such a job/career, but I’m hoping putting it out there in the universe will allow to happen, somehow 🙂
  • I started Blogging 201 to try to tszuj up my blog a little, but alas, my time has been limited and I have yet to complete all the assignments.  It’s going onto the To Do list.

Things to look forward to in the New year:

  • So Frenchy So Chic in The Park.  The lineup looks good, the food amazing, and a family day out surrounded by French culture is always a good day in my books!
  • I signed up my 18 month old daughter to a weekly French class/playgroup. It will be interesting to see how they go about teaching babies (from 6 months!) and toddlers another language. It’ll also be a good refresher for me.
  • Planning the details of The holiday. Side trips, accommodation, transportation etc. I love this stuff.
  • The start of my journey to a new career. It’s scary but who knows where I’ll end up! My next mission is to get my art pieces done to submit for course entry.  I’ve started a few sketches, but I’m hoping to do something I’m totally happy with during my time off this holiday season. Watch this space.

Happy holidays to you all! Joyeux Noël à tous!

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JLP x

 

 

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