Thursday, July 29, 2010

For The Love of Lawn Bowling...

People often ask me, when you say “lawn bowling” do you really mean “bocce ball”?

My response? Bocce is for fun. Lawn bowling is for the an entirely different class of human beings.

aka- my summer love.

For the second year in a row, myself along with 150+ of my closest friends come together dressed in our finest white linens, pearl necklaces and ridiculously large hats to lawn bowl. Truth be told, we don’t JUST do it for the sport, nor the amazing canap├ęs,  nor the endless Tom Collins (although those are worth talking about). 

We do it for Eva. 

Eva Markvort was an amazing young woman, who touched the lives of not just myself, but thousands of others across our community, the country and the world. She was a friend, she was an icon, she was a beautiful spirit.

This spring, Eva succumbed to Cystic Fibrosis after a life long battle that inevitably stripped her of her ability to breath.  Thanks to Eva’s efforts to bring awareness to CF, her amazing blog, her inspiring documentary 65 red_roses and her epic personality, we have made a commitment to do our part to keep her legacy alive.

The Vancouver Leisure Society is here to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis and make CF stand for “Cure Found”

To donate please go to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Vancouver Chapter

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When Falling... Dive

I did it.  I sucked it up and finally told my terrifying, intimidating,  passive-aggressive, angry-b*tch of a boss I was "adios amigo"

You have NO idea how liberating it is.

Ok - that's a bit of a lie... I'm actually quite petrified that I might have made the wrong decision... I mean what if all the condescending bullshit, was just her way of making me earn my stripes?  What if I should have put up with her verbally dismissive crap a little longer?  Was there a pot of gold at the end of rainbow?

Ohhh the endless doubts that accompany the life of a 25 year old.  Never sure if your right, never sure if your wrong.  I must remind myself to put faith in the unknown. Embrace what I can't control and give thanks to the Universe.

Now, if anyone has a PR job and needs a coordinator.  I'm your gal!  (jokes... sort of)