missv234 Here's to mom's who drive daughters to airports in crazy snowstorms! #lovemymom 1w

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missv234 Now to fit all of that. In there. Not pictured: toiletries. Also not pictured: things I already decided I could do without. #yikes #help #packingsucks 1w

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missv234 Oh, just my 70-year-old dad at Machu Picchu. No biggie. 1w

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missv234 Have lost track of my work pre-vacay to do list, but can def check-off a warm send-off lunch w wonderful colleagues who gave me this thoughtful card once I get my head wrapped around it again #luckygirl 1w
  •   msnini_ Happiness is a one-way ticket 1w

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missv234 Errands galore + lovely visits w two dear friends today. Now ready for a night in. First I made some roasted sweet potato butternut squash curry soup. Now watching "Hunger Games" to be followed soon after by "Catching Fire." Cause I be cool like that ;) 2w

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missv234 The moonlight and I just had a moment. 3w

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missv234 Thrilled to pieces to share that finally, at the age of 34 years young, I am now the proud owner of my first pair of #BlueSuedeShoes! 4w

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missv234 The thing about curly hair is that no one notices when you cut it. I like to counteract that by announcing it when I get my hair cut! New stylist who specializes in curly hair did a fab job of taking off a few inches and adding some much needed shape yesterday. Won't look near as good when I switch back to my chemical-free, environmentally friendly, cruelty-free products tomorrow, but will still feel way healthier! Kept it long for my upcoming travels BUT thinking I may go short when I get back. It's been about 4 years since it last rested above my shoulder and I'm thinking it may be time to go there again soon . . . Ok. I'm done talking about my hair now. As you were. 4w
  •   annatriggiani I lost my contacts on my phone. resend peeze! @missv234 4w
  •   faizazarin Looks fabulous! 4w
  •   freshfish1978 I forbid you from cutting those gorgeous locks further. Forbid!!! 4w
  •   kailil I LOVE this!!! You look fab! As someone also with curly hair, I can sympathize- no one notices unless it's drastic. 4w
  •   missv234 Thanks, y'all! No promises @freshfish1978! I think it may be time . . . 4w

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missv234 There was always music in our household. Some of my earliest memories include dancing to the Beatles while helping my Mom fold laundry, or lying in bed awake far past my bed time listening to my dad play his guitar. Classical music came later. I would say I was probably in my early teens when my dad started exploring the genre more intensely. Some pieces I liked alright, some I didn't . . . and there was Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Which was to me just beyond. Beyond beyond. When I went away to uni at 19, I borrowed the CD and still have it to this day, 15 years later. Something I confessed to my dad tonight, on our way out of the TSO's performance of "Fall" and "Winter." Both aglow from the pleasure of having heard it live. From the specialness of having done so together. 1mon

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missv234 "Time to stop for a skim chai latte" early for my #crisisline shift this morning. This is what happens when you're a #scatterbrain who totally forgets about #DaylightSavingTime. Oh well, feels better than my usual lateness. Maybe I should make a habit of this? 2mon

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missv234 I was extremely shy as a kid. Like, used to hide behind my mother's legs when someone tried to talk to me kindof shy. People who know me now find that hard to believe. Me, the woman who puts so much energy into building community and connection. Who finds herself in random conversations with strangers - sometimes about deeply personal parts of their stories. The thing is, as much as I am still in some ways shy, still prefer my own inner world to the one outside of me, I'm also extremely sensitive, and often my reaching out is more about my sense of another's need for connection than a strong desire to leave my own inner world. Lately I've been thinking that in addition to aligning with my deep love of music, my habit of rarely traversing this world without headphones in my ears is for me a socially acceptable way to tune out the many triggers for my sensitivity. To give myself space to breathe between my encounters with the world. #nofilter #igotmyheadphoneson #shy #selfie 2mon

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missv234 Unexpected call from a dear friend who I don't see or talk to enough yesterday. Told me I need to read Tara Brach. Looked up her book "Radical Acceptance" this morning and found this quote, which I love. Perhaps this will be the first eBook I download? So far have had my eReader for a week and a half and have yet to use it. Love my books too much :) Happy day, Internet friends! May you take even just a baby step towards love and radical acceptance of your beautiful, messy selves! 2mon
  •   msnini_ Looking forward to hearing about it! 2mon
  •   missv234 I'm sure I'll be quoting it to you soon, my dear! zo 2mon

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missv234 Hello today. I greet you with a bow + a smile. Have a good feeling about today. Gonna wrap up my mid-year forecast at work come hell or high water, checking in w my physio after work on my ankle strength as I gear up for my big trek in December AND I'm having @orrkell over for a beverage and a chat ce soir. This day is definitely bow worthy! 2mon

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missv234 I don't believe in dodging the tough stuff. It might serve us temporarily to do so as we lock down into survival mode, but ultimately we all need to confront and process the bad if we are to transcend it. I also believe that there is no need to look past the good as we walk the path toward healing. And that is why, while I won't deny I have some tough I'm struggling with right now, I am also reveling in the simple pleasure of my new coffee table. It's a trunk made of repurposed wood imported from India, and it is my sunshine this week. This is the top of it. Adore. 2mon

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missv234 I'm big into announcing things today for some reason . . . So, about 4 years ago when I was almost 31 @freshfish1978 taught me how to wear makeup. Concealer and mascara to mask the sleep deprived look I was rocking those days, to be specific. I started wearing it to hide my post-relationship ending insomnia during the work week. Then for special outings on the weekend too. Overtime: every day. This week I decided: no more. I realize a makeup hiatus when you wear very little makeup isn't a big deal to most. It is to me. I am incredibly proud of the mostly healthy sleep schedule I have going these days, and have been feeling a growing discomfort with how vain I've become about people telling me I look younger than I am. It's time to go back to the unadorned me, if only temporarily, to reconnect with my belief that I am beautiful, inside and out, regardless of whether I manipulate my appearance to it's best advantage. That said, I still plan to pluck my eyebrows. I stubbornly wore caterpillars all the way into my mid-20s in a supposed "fuck you" to the beauty myth. I have no regrets, but, nor do I have a desire to return entirely to my former self. The me who didn't think I was pretty enough to bother trying. 2mon
  •   freshfish1978 * I * convinced you to wear make-up?! Not only do I have no memory of this, I hate myself for it! You're gorgeous, always <3 2mon
  •   missv234 @freshfish1978 OMG no! Not convinced. Answered my call for help! I was tired of looking tired. Of wearing my emotional turmoil on my face. I deeply appreciate what you did for me. I have just reached a point where I need to stop thinking I'm pretty because I've finally figured out how to make myself so through additions, and reconnect with fact my beauty is me, not the hair and make up :) Also just kindof feeling the need to give the finger to the patriarchy these days ;) 2mon
  •   freshfish1978 Ah! OK, carry on with my full support as always then ;) 2mon

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missv234 Fall hiking season is definitely upon us #favouritethings 3mon

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missv234 Jays Game! #LetsGoBlueJays 3mon

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missv234 Nice spot for lunch #AnnasNOTLBach 3mon

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missv234 Teaching me about wine while offering me wine samples = sorry not listening, can you say that again? #bachelorette 3mon

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missv234 Up 'til 2 am working kind of tired. Suuuucks :( #selfie #needsleep 3mon

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