Timeline & Thoughts & Thanks

Since Happy Soul Project will feature memories from my childhood, experiences growing up & my current brilliant life, I thought having a quick Timeline might help lay my life out easier for you...


-My parents met, fell in love, married and found out they were pregnant with me in a tiny, remote town they were visiting that was a 9 hour drive from where I was born...

-I was born in April and was adored by my mum, her twin sister who is like a second mum to me and my dad and favourite uncle...As a baby, I was pretty much, my baby boy now- Funny how Karma gets ya...Busy, loud, happy and never wanting to miss any action so only taking small cat naps...Sweet Jesus, I now know what my parents were talking about when they said I was a handful...

-My baby brother Eric, was born when I was almost 4, he's one of my best friends and some would say I'm a wee bit over-protective of him...But again another blog another day...My mum specifically called us Tara & Eric so that our names couldn’t be shorten or nicknamed, yet we somehow have shorten them and have always called each other Tair & Air...go figure...

-I was a busy little bee as a little girl & teenager...Looking back I definitely think I had ADD {Craig 100% thinks I have Attention Deficit Disorder} or something...I was into dance of all sorts, art classes & all types of sports...
Some things I got involved in, looking back, where just ridiculous... I mean at one point I was in a marching band twirling batons...Heck, I even got into synchronized swimming which Craig finds hilarious...I bust out with it now and again just to amuse him...
For example, in Budapest in the thermal baths I put on quite the show...

-When I was just 16, I moved to Toronto by myself to volunteer at a homeless shelter and although I felt fearless at the time now looking back I can’t believe I did it...My poor parents pretty much were in a constant state of fear the entire time I was away...

-I had my first love with my high school sweetheart

-I broke my foot in front of thousands of people

-I moved to Switzerland when I was 18 and was greeted by a solider with full army gear and a gigantic gun waiting to take me away...

-I moved to Australia when I was 20 and got a foot tattoo, ski dived, pretended I was a hairdresser and at one point had a lesbian stripper for a roommate in a sketchy hostel in Sydney...


 {Sorry it was a scrapbook kind of time back when I lived in Oz, no digital camera images from that time}


-I met my happy ever after when I was 22 and adored him since our first date...

-I graduated from Journalism

-Craig & I moved to Dublin, Ireland- lived in a one room apartment, I worked for a national Catholic newspaper, met brilliant people who truly have become our Irish Family and fell in love with that Country forever...



- While we lived in Ireland we traveled as much as we could...I absolutely love to travel...I think it changes a person to see different places in the world...So far I’ve travelled to China, France, Central America, Hungary, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Africa, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Ireland, Australia, and all over Canada & the United States...


-After Ireland we moved to Craig’s hometown to help his family and ironically enough it is the same town my mum found out she was pregnant with me in...weird eh?

-Deacon came into our lives...He literally is the best dog to ever live...Honestly, the most patient, chilled, obedient dog I’ve ever seen...I however, got kicked out of Obedience Class with him, so I have to give credit to the hubs who continued it without me.

-Craig proposed in the sweetest way imaginable...

-We got married surrounded with love from our closest family & friends...


-I went back to school & graduated & got designated in Human Resources- this entailed every 3 weeks going to school in Toronto – 6 hours away for one week...SideNote: This by far was the most stressful 2 years of my life to date...Maintaining my full time Executive management role, planning a wedding, returning to school in that fashion & trying to get pregnant was all a bit much...


-My world forever changed...Having Noal Cassidy McCallan...


-Learning & absolutely loving becoming a mum... I knew I’d love it but didn’t realize how absolute much...I’m obsessed with this kid...every sound he makes I think is brilliant, every smile I want to capture to remember, every time he says mumma I would give him absolutely anything in the world...He melts me completely....

- I became a blogger...I feel like I missed out on this blog world for so long...I realized now, that I just didn’t get into it, and in turn I didn’t really realize the community it is and the vast amount of creative, talented people out there...It’s utterly amazing really...


- Reid Layne was born & as much as I thought Noal changed my world- this baby girl flipped it upside down...Hopefully, the blog will show my journey with how I accepted the fact, that maybe my world upside down is for the better...

So there is a condensed version of my life so when I’m blogging the past, present or even future thoughts you have something to guide you along...I want you, to really get to see my life & me for what it is...I also hope the real me comes across in the blog...I am hoping by this blog~Pinterest experience, to be a better person in the end, but I also hope that I come across and live my life as a happy & relaxed soul...I’ve learn through life experiences so far to just relax, breath, as every moment will pass good or bad...I’ve also tried to live my life with a grateful spirit as much as I can...At times that’s hard and of course like everyone I get in ruts, and feel bad about my life and wish for something else but I truly feel blessed and lucky to have the life I do...

Happy Soul Project allows you to see into my beautiful world, it’s also a brilliant way to stay in touch with those personally in my life and it’s such a unique platform to thank those who have played a part in my life...There have been people who will be identified in the blog for having a place in my life ~ what I saw in them, how I connected with them and what they taught me without them even knowing...I feel like you need to see how I see you, you need to be thanked for the part you played, and I’m grateful that you have been in my life one way or the other...So, by identifying who these people are, the lesson I learned from their character and the shared thoughts and ideas from all of you on Pinterest, how can I not change? Right? I think there is absolutely no way I could not...I hope in all of this, I am proving you can live your best life...Oprah what a statement piece...I mean come on...O, expect your own ShoutOut one blog...You are such a huge inspiration...I mean come on, you’ve changed the world..

So thanks to everyone in advance...I hope you get to see how I see you and take this as a thank you letter in a sense...you all make me smile...


So friends, I hope you, get to see the change in me as this blog evolves and I thank you in advance for the part you will play in it...Pin Four will be my last "pin" from my ~Wise Words~ board for awhile, I promise...But I'll end it with a bang & with not 1 but 3 quotes that seem fitting enough to inspire changing oneself ...


Also if you find yourself already weirdly falling in love with me don’t worry...It happens a lot~ I have that charm, and I’m warning you if you keep reading you will probably fall curiously fascinated with me...

So cheers to who I’m curiously fascinatingly going to become...
 





Credit: Wedding photo by http://www.karitasphotography.com

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2 comments:

  1. Katie Rupert18.3.12

    I'm loving your blog Tara! Keep writing! It's fabulous!

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  2. Love reading your blog. Best thing about it is it feels like you're just having a conversation with your reader. Great job Tara!

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