One year of Bliss

The Bliss Project is one year old today! Time flies when you’re finding your bliss.

I looked back at my first post. I wanted to remember where I started. Have I lived up to my blog’s name? I think so. The Bliss Project is about trying new things. Recently, I felt as though I hadn’t been having a lot of new experiences. When I started this project, I was looking for something, I just didn’t know it. I thought I wanted to try everything out there, but one thing found me. If you’ve been reading for the past year, you’ve probably guessed it. It’s hot yoga. My practice, my bliss.

After reading the first post, I worked my way through my posts. I’d forgotten some of them! It was like looking through a yearbook. Here are a few of my favourite posts from the past year.

First day of my first 30 day yoga challenge! Who knew what joy would come from those 30 days and the days since.

My yoga pet peeves. Please keep your feet on your own mat!

Last day of my 30 day challenge. I learned so much about my practice and about myself!

Sharing positive motivation. Something has to cancel out all the negativity out there.

Trying to play volleyball. Tip: don’t duck.

I did a lot of these new and exciting things with my friend Julie. I was very sad when she moved away, but she’s coming home for the summer! One more reason to look forward to warmer weather.

My second 30 day yoga challenge. It was a different expericence from the first time, but just as amazing.

Turning 31. It didn’t kill me.

Wearing a dress every day in December. Twirling and feeling pretty for a whole month. Bliss.

Telling yoga how I really feel. It’s true love, and true love lasts forever.

Doing yoga in the snow. Cold but fun!

It’s been a great year. Blogging makes me happy. The fact that people take the time to read about my thoughts and my life is incredible. In one year, The Bliss Project has been viewed by people in 143 different countries. That makes me feel amazing.  I’ve connected with many wonderful people and learned so much. Thank you for reading, you’ve made this girl very, very happy!

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Feel the love, share the love!

I enjoy blogging because I really like to talk, and this is kind of the same thing. What I didn’t know, before I became a blogger, was that there is such an amazing community of lovely people to connect with!

I’ve been blogging for almost a year, and I’ve been nominated for a few awards, which is really a blogger’s world way of saying “I think if we met in person, we would be friends!” That’s the way I see it anyways.

The first few times, I was really good at sharing the blog love I received, but lately, I’ve been falling behind! I’ve decided to combine all the love in one post.

The Liebster award

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I’ve been nominated by Foods for the soul, Every day in a dress and Get it om.

Share 11 facts and answer 11 questions. Humm, since three bloggers have nominated me, that would be a lot of questions to answer! Check out the first time I received this award for some interesting stuff about me!

The Inspirationnal blogger

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Nominated by Erin has thoughts

Share 7 things about yourself. Ok!

I wish I were a mermaid.

My favourite colour is pink.

I love hot yoga.

I used to want to be a ballet dancer.

I don’t like mushrooms.

My best birthday was a surprise party when I turned 7.

Cucumbers are my favourite vegetable

The Super Sweet Blogging award

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Nominated by Little Miss Cornucopia

Cookie or cake? Both!

Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla first, then chocolate!

What is your favourite sweet treat? Sweet tarts, but not the yellow ones.

When do you crave sweet things the most? All the time. I know sugar is bad for you, so I limit myself, but i would eat sweets all the time!

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Honey.

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

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Nominated by Chronic pain survivor

Share 7 things about yourself. Hey, I did that already!

Wow, that’s a lot of love!

Now, it’s my turn to share.

For the Super Sweet Blogger award, I nominate The Usual Bliss.

For the Inspirationnal blogger award, I nominate Six imposserous things.

For the Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s award, I nominate Scrawny girl.

Every award has different rules, but there’s one thing they all have in common: share something about yourself and share the blog love!

My day in photos

In February, I did fat mum slim’s photo a day challenge and I loved it! I decided to take a break for March, thinking I would do it again in April. However, as I was in the middle of a 30 day yoga challenge, I didn’t really have time for a photo a day. They would all have been yoga pictures!

Then, I found this.

I decided to try this yesterday. Right away, I realized I could not take a picture exactly on the hour, but I did what I could. This is a day in my life.

7:15 Get up. I wish I was still in bed. Mornings don’t like me.

8:10 The calm before the storm: my class before the students show up.

9:20 Checkerboard multiplication.

10:10 Second graders working very hard.

11:45 A view of my school while walking to the coffee shop to get something for lunch. (It used to be a monastery)

12:25 A cup of tea after lunch!

1:20 Chilling out with some books.

2:30 Showing off their research projects to the 3 and 4 year olds.

3:10 Tiny yoga people.

4:45 Red light on my way home.

5:30 Blogging and snacking.

6:20 Dishes. Not everything is fun.

7:15. What did I do on my first day “off” after my yoga challenge? Went to Pure for a yoga class, of course!

8:35 My friend Dominique and I after the world’s best yin class. Don’t we look zen?

9:30 Shower.

10:25 Reading some awesome blogs before bed.

So there you have it. A day in my life. It was not terribly exciting, because after all, it was a Wednesday, but it was a good day!

Liebster award

I started this blog about three weeks ago. People have used the word inspiring when they describe it, which came as a surprise to me. My intentions were more narcissistic than that. I like to talk. I like doing new things and sharing that with others. Turns out, people like reading about it!

I also discovered a whole community of bloggers I can connect with. There are so many interesting people out there!

It’s been one surprise after another. The most recent of which is receiving a Liebster award. A Liebster is an award passed on by a fellow blogger. I did not expect this at all, so it made it all the more special! When you nominate someone, it’s because you believe they are an up and coming blogger with under 200 followers. I am honored that someone enjoys my blog enough to nominate me!

I was nominated by a wonderful, wonderful blogger, whose blog  http://thisamaceinglife.com/, tells the story of her family traveling around the country with the musical Wicked, having one amazing adventure after another. Thanks so much for thinking of me!

If you receive the award, you should:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you. 

2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. 

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

 4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!

You’re supposed to nominate people who have under 200 followers. I have no idea where to get that information, so I have nominated 5 of my favorite blogs.

http://imaginationinparenting.wordpress.com/ This is a creative blog with beautiful pictures. I have to admit, I have a soft spot for this one as it is my cousin Annie’s blog and I just love her kids! (And her too, of course!)

http://bikrambutterflies.wordpress.com/ This blog has been a daily source of inspiration to me since I started my 30 day yoga challenge. She’s doing a 60 day bikram challenge! Amazing.

http://livepassionatelytonight.wordpress.com/ This is a delightful blog about health and fitness, with some daily life thrown in. It inspires me to eat better!

http://inspirationlocation.com/ Love, love, love! To put it her words, she’s “My people”. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll find it here!

http://kareninyogaland.com/ A great blog about yoga. It just makes me happy to read it!

And there you have it, 5 of the blogs I enjoy! Thanks so much to Christina at http://thisamaceinglife.com/ I love reading about your adventures!

Have fun checking out these great blogs!