Thursday, 23 April 2015

Style: April showers bring Canadian flowers

Can we make this a good old catch-up session with just a few random outfit pics thrown in since today is supposed to be 'Fashion' Friday? 'Kay, cool. I mean, I could just do whatever the hell I want - this is my blog, after all - but I'm my own worst enemy, and this schedule that I devised for my (non-profit) blog has to be adhered to at all cost. It has to! That's the German in me, and who am I trying to deny my heritage. 

Speaking of German heritage, I had some fantastic news this week that I am excited to share: My dual citizenship request was approved! Which means that I can finally become a Canadian and also stay German, which may come in handy in the future. Yay!


This deserves jazz hands!


I have been wanting to tackle this project for years (7 years, to be exact), but procrastinated like crazy. The reasons were predictable and boring: Dreading the paperwork, the associated cost (the whole shebang cost me $1,000) - did I mention the paperwork? Basically I was too lazy to do the work. 
But during the last few quiet days of December, I sat down and wrote myself a list. A list (heretofore referred to as The List) that I begin to regard as magical: The things I wrote down on it are starting to become true. A lot of it is silly or frivolous: paint my nails more often, grow my hair long, cook more regularly, don't use dull razors.    
But I also wrote on The List that I wanted to eat more veggies - and now I started drinking - and loving - vegetable juices. Another item was to get back into yoga, which has since become a big part of my life.
A secret goal was to attempt to have a piece of my writing published - and it happened. 

Yesterday I mailed off all required documents to become a Canadian citizen, which  is so precious to me - I love this country that has become home dearly.

I'm so happy, I feel like I can flyyyyy!!!

And all thanks to the power of The List. I refer to it often, and the pleasure I get from ticking an item off is immense. The List is holding me accountable, and having a bit of a plan makes all the difference in the world.  

Contemplating The List

The List isn't 100% successful though: I also wrote down to spend less money, pay off my credit card debt, paint my kitchen cabinets, and about another 20 items that haven't happened yet. Oh well, nobody is perfect, right? There are still 8 months of the year left...  


Dress: ModCloth (currently only available in black and beige); chambray shirt: Old Navy; jacket: old (cute options here and here); booties: Target (similar); glasses: Joseph Marc from Clearly Contacts  








Linking up with Fashion Should Be FunA Labour of Life and Rachel the Hat



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11 comments

  1. Your list sounds great! I need to make one!!! And a huge congrats on getting your dual citizenship! I wish that were something I had the option of doing!!!

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  2. Congratulations being a dual citizen is rather fun!

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  3. I'm a big believer in the power of a list, Miriam! Congratulations! You always look so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing with FFF!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  4. Congrats on being published Miriam! I can just feel it, you have the spunk and personality, it won't be long til we're picking up your books in the stores!
    -Linds

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  5. Looove that dress! Also, huge congrats on your dual citizenship!

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  6. Thank you! It's long overdue, I'm so happy that I finally tackled it. Procrastination is one of my biggest challenges in life, hopefully The List will help with that!

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  7. Aww, I wish! Thanks for the vote of confidence Linds. I first have to tell my bff procrastaination to beat it, it's in the way of getting shit done haha!

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  8. Anytime! Your link-up keeps growing and growing, it's beautiful to see! You are such a positive and supportive person, and deserve nothing less. Way to go! FFF will be in the triple digits before you know it!

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  9. You are too, right? US and Swedish? One passport is good, but two are better! ;-)

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  10. Thank you Susannah! I am really happy I have finally put it in motion. It was about time!
    The List has surprised me, I never thought writing goals down as opposed to vaguely thinking about them would make such a difference. Give it a try!

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  11. Yep the US and Swedish and this is definitely one time when two is way better than one!

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