This is 33?

June 22, 2018 (6y ago)

It's time for my birthday post! You guys liked my random list so much last year that I'll try to bring it back for my 35th. 🙃This year, I just feel like writing about what's going on on this day: June 22nd, 2018.

My Home Situation

I went to the notary yesterday to sign the third mortgage of my life. I remember how stressed I was the first time. I made my brother-in-law come to the bank meeting with me #lol I'll be going back next Thursday to sign the final papers and receive my home keys.

I am so excited to officially move in on June 29th! This will be my third condo purchase (I sold the previous ones) and the last one for a while, at least in Montreal. I learned so much in the past ten years about what makes a home for me. I think this new chapter is exactly what I need: a comfortable, small yet modern pied-à-terre in my hometown that has everything to make me happy including yearly access to a pool & gym!

My Work Situation

To my surprise, 2018 has been my worst business year since I launched my company. I didn't really notice it while I was spending winter in South East Asia, I actually enjoyed how quiet it was letting me concentrate on where I was and my wellbeing. But then, I came back home and nothing really happened on top of losing a huge contract last minute.

The past six months have been unbelievably stressful and I don't know what I would have done without the savings I had for emergencies. I think things will improve soon but I've been saying that since April. Instead of losing my mind over it, I decided to keep my mind clear & open and take that time for myself.

I did launch a second company last month that I'm very excited about. I offer multiple types of coaching including job transitions & home decluttering. I'm looking forward to seeing where this new project can lead me in the future.

My Family Situation

Last year, I mentioned my parents had just moved back to Montreal. The main reason was for critical health reasons and nothing has really changed to this day. So, it's been a really tough twelve months. I really appreciate that they're a metro stop away and that I can help them even if I also hate it sometimes because I need my space & freedom. Whenever I go away now, I have to think of what it means for them.

My trip to South East Asia was filled with different meditation practices which made me realize that there were a lot of things I had never worked out with my family. I promised myself to start seeing a therapist when I got back, which I did for four sessions already. I find it sad how it's so taboo to talk about these things.

My Friends Situation

I also wrote last year about how coming back to Montreal through a breakup opened my eyes to how few meaningful friendships I still had in my life. Well, things are so much better today!

I had the chance to reconnect with so many lovely people by being more present in Montreal. I also made a few beautiful friendships in the past few months which I feel could last forever. It's fun to meet people in contexts other than partying, which used to be my life in my 20s.

Through travelling, especially with Hacker Paradise, I also met beautiful human beings that I can't wait to meet up with again. There's something special about the digital nomad community and meeting up in a new country together. We spend so much time together & share so many experiences in just a few weeks that it feels like we've known each other for years already.

My Health Situation

I feel great, and that's after spending three weeks without working out and eating way too many carbs & gluten in Europe, haha! I'm happy to say that I've finally found a good nutrition & training balance that lets me enjoy life daily while still achieving my goals -- maybe slower than I could but in a much more healthy way.

I lost 20 pounds since June 2017 by continuing to do Intermittent Fasting, working out 2-3 times with my own programming and having all the treats if I felt like it. The most important is that I feel good physically and never think that my body cannot handle an activity I'm about to try, especially while travelling. I really want to get back into spinning & CrossFit this summer but my work situation will have to improve for $$$ activities.

My Lovelife Situation

#LOL It's been an interesting year.

I've been single for ten months, while going through multiple cycles from thinking I could never be loved again, to having zero interest in anyone, to starting to date & complain about apps while wanting nothing serious today. Today, I can say that I'm still not looking for anything specific but I might be more open to whatever comes my way.

I can still state that dating apps suck but I did make a beautiful friendship thanks to Tinder, so there's that!


Alright, that's enough. 33 is such a random age.