New Month’s Resolution

Unlike the annual date of resolutions where people world-wide take on January through starting a new diet, work out routine or attempt to leave nail-biting in the year gone by, I personally like to take each month as an opportunity to do something a little bit better. Often my monthly resolutions are small and short-term, like staying on top of chores, visiting old friends or simply taking me time out of a very busy schedule. But at the beginning of August, I decided that a lifestyle change needed to take place.

I’ve always been a little bit of a chicken when it comes to . . .  well, anything. I’m the girl that screams at the brush of seaweed on her leg (this will never change due to my unfathomable fear of sharks). However, aside from the mysteries of the ocean floor, I’ve never really taken the time or the interest in getting my adrenaline pumping. So this past month, I decided to take life by the horns and be the first to jump in. A large portion of my inspiration came from the two jet-setters that we have recently said goodbye to on the ‘shell. And the other slice of inspiration has come from the ones who have stayed behind with me, but who are never afraid to take a chance, whether it is by taking a leap of faith (literally or figuratively), asking a boss for a raise or going the distance for the job of your dreams. Below are a few images that will hopefully inspire you to do whatever it is you need to do on this Monday morning, without dipping one toe in first. After all, life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

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About Kate Lalumiere

After studying wine and spending years in the food service industry, Kate is nutshell's designated food and wine aficionado. Her posts take on the foodie-sphere one restaurant at a time, exposing some of the hottest spots to satiate the ol' buds ! Her favourite restaurants usually include: innovative menus, sustainable & local produce and unparalleled hospitality. Although Kate has a keen ear for food buzz in the National Capital, you'll also find her weighing in on fashion, music and anything that peaks her interest! ** Favourite Restaurant (Ottawa) : Supply & Demand • Wine of Choice: Every wine • Favourite Band: The National • Bad Habit: Being a backseat driver• Favourite Song: Wild Horses • Fashion Icon: Olivia Palermo • Favourite Movie: The Sandlot • Favourite TV Series: Gossip Girl (sue me!) • Sport: Football (to watch and play) • Team: Arizona Cardinals • Blackberry or Iphone: Iphone • Favourite Book: The Sun Also Rises, The Cat's Table, The Bell Jar, On the Road... • ** To ask Kate a question about food, wine or anything else contact her at :

One thought on “New Month’s Resolution

  1. You should read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It is all about practical ways to make positive changes in your life and overcome real or imagined obstacles to getting where you want to be (such as procrastinating!). I loved it.

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