Looking Forward

montrealphotoAbove Montreal streets in the summer <3

Happy July!

This is my favorite month- not just because it’s my birthday month- but because summer is finally OFFICIALLY here by now, relaxing-time is in full swing, and overall I am just a summer kinda gal so this time of year works well with my mood! In anticipation of this fantastic time of year, here are some things I have to look forward to.

Today, I am looking forward to… getting back to school and some long-overdue meetings. 

I’m one of those weird people who loves being exceptionally busy (in case you didn’t know) but I’ve been taking some much needed time off from long days at school. I specifically planned a morning and afternoon of meetings to get through some work for my new school project, which basically means meeting with friends, probably ordering yummy food, and spending endless hours in one of my favorite places, downtown Montreal. :)

This weekend, I am looking forward to… possibly going to Vans Warped Tour, seeing family, and one last little bit of relaxation time before summer school. 

Last year, Warped Tour was cancelled in Montreal (for no good reason!) but it’s BACK this year, and I do really want to go. Depending how I feel money-wise, I might go last minute. It’s one of my favorite music festivals, and I love spending the day outside with good music when it’s sunny. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll sneak over to my brother’s house to spend time with my niece & nephew, and soak up a bit of quality time with them before summer school kicks off next week.

This month, I am looking forward to… MY BIRTHDAY, going camping, and maybe *whispers* getting a tattoo! 

So besides the obvious awesomeness of July that I love oh-so-much, I have some great things to look forward to! I’m turning 25 on July 10th (I haven’t been too excited about it but I’m trying to change that around) and I really, REALLY want to get my first tattoo for the occasion. I also volunteered to be a leader at Girl Guide camp for a week, so I’ll be roughing it out from July 13-19th in a tent, swimming & doing arts and crafts with a lovely group of 7 to 9 year old girls. I grew up with Girl Guides and always wanted to volunteer with them. We’ll be doing a ‘Christmas in summer” theme for the week, sleeping in tents, making s’mores, and o-m-g I am excited! I may not be going on vacation this year, but I have been wanting to go camping for YEARS.

This year, I am looking forward to… two weekends of summer festivals in August, potential summer getaways, getting a full-time job, and going back to school. 

That’s a lot for one sentence and honestly, a lot of those were assumptions, but that’s my way of throwing out my good vibes to the Universe and hoping for the best! I am in FACT going to two summer music festivals; Osheaga (indie) and Ile Soniq (EDM) which should be a wonderful adventure. I’m also attempting to plan a little weekend away at a cottage of some sort, but that will depend on summer school. As for a full-time job, well I’m applying to some things in my field and crossing my fingers. I’m being picky and only applying to jobs that I truly see myself enjoying, and it’s very tough. I’ve done some great interviews but with no luck on an offer yet. I’ll keep trying, so keep me in your thoughts! And, well, school… I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into that routine, but I’ll probably regret saying that come September, ha. :)

What are you looking forward to?


  1. It’s lovely to see you back blogging, and happy birthday month! It all sounds very exciting! x

  2. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo lately but I’m still not sure. Plus I hate needles so…
    You always have the best plans!

    • Melissa says:

      Aw thanks Ashley! I’ve been thinking of getting a tattoo for soooo long. I’m not crazy about needles, but I’ve gotten 10 piercings so I’ve just accepted that it’s a thing in my life if tattoos and piercings are something I love haha. Needles aren’t the end of the world!

  3. This post looks like I could have written it… Except for the birthday month part. I love being busy too. I love summer possibilities but I also love getting back to school-season in the late summer/early fall. I am a camper too. I’ve been writing a few posts about preparing for camp with my group of Pathfinders – it’s like Girl Guides but co-ed and sponsored by our church. I have my first camp of the season next week. Hope you check out my blog too. I’m at http://runwright.net

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks for stopping by!! I checked out your blog as well, you’re right we do have a lot in common! Except you’ve got the healthy eating thing way more in check than I do haha. But always a work in progress :)

  4. I love that first photo!! You have a lot of great things to look forward to! I’m a summer kind of girl, too, so it’s definitely a time of year that I get excited about and wish wouldn’t go so fast! I’m looking forward to spending the weekend at the lake with family this weekend, attending blog friend turned IRL friend’s wedding in 2 weeks (and actually have a date which so rarely happens!) and hosting a party at the end of the month.

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks Lisa! That’s one of my favorite places to walk in Montreal during the summer, although a lot of the big streets get closed off for pedestrians like this one. It’s so great!

      Have a fantastic time with your family this weekend, and of course with all your other plans this month!

  5. Sounds like a great month planned!
    I am looking forward to having the rest of the month off to camp, hike and play at the beach.

  6. You have a lot to look forward to! Your camping trip sounds like so much fun.

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks girl! I am very excited to go camping. I’ve seriously wanted to go for YEARS, so this should be interested haha. It’s been a while since I’ve slept in a tent!

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