Wednesday, 8 January 2014


2013 is finally over.  For me it was a year of great accomplishments but it also had it's hardships and disappointment.

2013 was the year that I got moved up to the top group in the oval program so I now train with girls who are on the national team every day.  While this was very exciting it also took some adjusting I was now at the bottom of the group instead of the top and I had to adjust to different coaches (I love the coaches I have now but everybody's different).  The 2012-2013 season was also the first season that I skated national team trials and the first year I got a national ranking.

Patrice Laponte
Summer of 2013 I struggled with training and being sick and tired and got in a bit of a mood that was hard to snap out of but did manage turn around eventually.  I got a little discouraged though so that's why I'm making my first new years resolution to give 100% at practice every day.  This wouldn't have been a resolution I would have had to make any other year but this year I'm going to try to stay motivated and give my all at practice even if I don't feel good on the day.

The one other thing I want to do in 2014 is to break out my camera more.  I barely used it last year at all and I really enjoyed using it when we went on the hike on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

December in Pictures

Happy New Years everybody! A deeper more articulate post about the past year and the year to come might come later but until then here's the past month in pictures. 
It got real cold in Calgary

Like frozen eyelashes cold

Fun times with friends before going home for Christmas (and going home forever for one of us)

Calgary's kind of pretty I guess

Bit of a change in weather from Calgary to Vancouver

All settled in to watch Doctor Who with my dad because that's what we do when we're together

Our Christmas tree this year, after gifts
Which brings us to New Year's Eve!