Summer Solstice is knocking at the door.

Today is day three of my week of positivity.

When it comes to life in Northern Canada, there are two really important days of the year: summer solstice (the longest day of the year) and winter solstice (the shortest day of the year). These days are how we measure seasons, they’re landmarks for the year.

Okay, let me go back to fourth grade geography for a hot minute. The earth rotates around the sun. During the winter months, the North Pole is tilted furthest from the sun making for days with minimal daylight (sun rises at 10 am and starts setting around 2 pm). During the summer months, the North Pole is tilted closest to the sun, making for some exceptionally long days where it seems as though the sun doesn’t fully disappear.

This time of year, here in the North, the sun rises around 3 am and sets around 11 pm. Summer solstice (the longest day of the year) is Friday, June 21. It’s summer’s way of knocking at the door and saying ‘I’m here! Come outside and enjoy life!’

This summer, I want to:

  • Get a full-time job (Preferably in Calgary, but I won’t be picky)
  • Go to Vancouver, at least once, to see my best friend and her babies
  • Hike the Ancient Forest
  • Meet my new niece or nephew (who should be arriving into this world any day now)
  • Get myself a new phone
  • Possibly invest in a camera so I can start taking photos of the beautiful places I see every day
  • Exercise at least five days of every week
  • Create a new Millennial Life Crisis design to make myself some new t-shirts

I’m putting my intentions for the summer in in writing. The process of writing your goals helps you clarify what you desire to do, understand the importance of pursuing them and commit yourself to making them happen. Goals have value only if they help you develop and improve your potential.

Summer is coming, and I’m trying to start it off on a happy note. This week of positivity has been one that hasn’t always been easy, but I’m holding onto the fact that I’m at least trying. The only way to accomplish a goal is to keep going and keep trying.

I will say, the world is a lot easier to see in a positive light when you get a good night’s sleep. Knight sent me another package of Fadeout, which is a supplement that I use to sleep. It’s the first sleep aid that I’ve ever used that genuinely helps me fall asleep and stay asleep. As someone who has always struggled with sleeping, this is HUGE for me.

Get a good night’s sleep! It’s so important. It regenerates your body, allows your skin to regenerate itself, helps you with symptoms of depression and anxiety, helps with your patience, allows you to be more alert and full of energy.

8 thoughts on “Summer Solstice is knocking at the door.

  1. I like it V! Always good to get your goals down on paper (or virtual paper, in this case). The goals you have set are achievable and realistic. I’d love to go back to Vancouver. If you get chance, visit the island. It’s beautiful!! You’re gonna smash it this summer. You got this!! As always, keep up the good fight 🙂

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    1. I actually lived on the island for 9 years. So yes, I agree it is beautiful on the Island. Also…. small world. You must be from around B.C. somewhere too? Nice to find a local.

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      1. Ahh wow!! I’m actually not local at all. I played rugby at a relatively high level, and had the amazing opportunity to travel some of the world to play. Ireland, Canada and Australia being the highlights. We played 3 schools on the Island, from memory it was GP Vanier, Brentwood, and Shawnigan Lake. I got to stay with families and experience the island, and I fell in love. My heart is still there, even though I’m back in the UK now. I’m a Calgary Flames fan though, as one of the families I stayed with were big Flames fans. If you’re from B.C. you’re likely going to hate on me for saying that. I know the Canucks and the Flames are big rivals…

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      2. Small world. I played high-school rugby and our league was comprised of Shawnigan, Vanier and Brentwood. We used to play in a massive tournament at Shawnigan every year that teams would come from all over the world for.

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  2. Wow, I don’t know how I would handle solstice lol. It takes me like a month to get used to the clock changing by one hour. Those are some cool summer goals you have though, sounds like a fun summer.

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  3. So glad to see this positive and happy post from you Vee. Oh yes, nothing like a good nights sleep😊
    Your goals list is very realistic and doable. All the best for that. One suggestion: pls don’t use the word ‘want’. People who ‘want’ money are always wanting money; they never have it. Instead use the word ‘Intend’
    “I intend Vee gets a full time and fulfilling job this summer. I dedicate this to the highest good of all. So be it and so it is.”
    I intend visiting US and Canada this fall ❤️

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