The Happiness of Pursuit

I’ve been a fan of Chris Guillebeau’s writing since 2009 when I first discovered his blog. One of my first orders of business after he published his first book was to drag Redhead into a Chapters and buy the book. I also probably finished the book before we got home.
But his third and latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, is on a whole different level. This book touches on something deeper, a yearning I, and I suspect many others, have: to do something greater in life, something grander. We grow up watching, playing, and learning the storyline of a quest and that just feeds this yearning. Often, we push that aside in the name of practicality or are just too afraid to believe we could or should do something grander in our life.

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Lessons from 6 Months of Partnership

Yesterday, Bobbi and I publicly launched the website for our business, PHOENIX|D. In celebration of launching and also the fantastic response, I thought I would share what I’ve been learning at the helm of a new business with a partner.

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Holiday Decor for the Eid Party

Woohoo! Last post in the Eid Party series! Honestly, I think our house is quite pretty (props to the parents for that) and cleaned up it looks great. But it’s always nice to add some holiday specific decor to make it a little different from your average party. Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting Part 2

I wrote about this a while ago, and although I followed through, I totally forgot to write about it. Now many months later, after having done intermittent fasting for 3 separate months, I’ve got some thoughts. Continue reading

How to Create a Five Year Plan

I was sitting glumly on my bedroom floor staring into space. About 3 months ago, I moved cities, ended a 4 year long relationship, abruptly quit a huge contract, packed up all my stuff, and moved back home. It felt a litttttttle bit like taking a giant step backwards.

On paper, yes. Yes it was. But there were at least 42 other factors at play that I won’t share on the blog. Now I’m here in Calgary, was never a fan of this city..and now? The jury is still out on that. I’m inching towards making more effort, so we shall see. Calgary doesn’t always cooperate.

The point is, I no longer had a plan. Not that things ever work out according to plan, but it’s always nice to look into your future and see a few key decisions and feel certain they will happen. They are guideposts helping you decide what action to take right now. Continue reading

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