Choosing Love

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One of the biggest questions people try to answer is this: How can I be happy? 

My answer is this: do what excites you. Pursue your passions. Choose self-love and make time and space in your life for the things you love. 

Place yourself in the situations where you will get to practice your art (whatever it may be), spend time with the people you cherish, and surround yourself with individuals you admire and who make you better. 

Here are some of the things I love to do. 

I love to be behind the camera to capture every moment around me, so that in the future I can look back on happy times and places I have explored. 



I love to make art. Drawing mainly, but any form is fun for me. 


I love to eat healthfully and make my food aesthetically pleasing and Instagram it all. (@jessihannahjay

food collage blog


I love to make music. Piano, guitar, singing, writing… This was on Main St. in Vancouver. 

Main Street Piano Collage


What would you do more of if you had the time? What activity or group of people makes you feel alive? What can you cut out to make room for what you love? 

The more you envision the life you desire, the more you practice things you like in every small choice throughout the day, the closer you will get to a life you love. 


1 Year


“I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been”

Today marks one year with my best friend. If you haven’t seen my post about our history together, you can see that here. This is the story of today, in pictures. It was wonderful.

Image^Strawberry love


^Breakfast ingredients


^Cuppa with whip


^Bacon master


^French toast and bacon


^ It’s me!


^ Behold the beauty of strawberry and whipped french toast


^ For dinner, we each made what the other was craving. Mike made me butter chicken on rice with naan.


^ I made him perogies with onions, bacon and sour cream.



My heart is filled with gratitude for this man who has been such a blessing in my life. I never have to pretend to be something I’m not with him, and he is the most honest person I know. He tells the same jokes as my dad and he is kind and great with kids. I thank God that he aligned our paths in this life.

I got us tickets to go see the Lumineers this month, I’m very excited about that. Mike had an even bigger surprise for me however this morning after breakfast. He gave me a promise ring. It’s a big step, and I haven’t stopped grinning. I’m so in love.