12 August 2010

Sidney by the Sea

Before I get to the pictures...

Some of you were asking about school and what I was taking this fall.
 I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training which starts next month.
Putting my naturopathy dreams on hold and pursuing yoga taching is likely
the best decision i've ever made. It proves how important it is in life to follow
your passions and to do what makes you comfortable and excited
versus something you "think" looks or sounds right.

 I traveled out to Sidney with my mom again for a little shopping and eating

Sidney By The Sea

It's a cute little town, a 20-30 minute drive from the city; a fun escape

When this picture was taken, a few people were gathering around 
watching me. It was so creepy! I don't think they thought what they were
doing was weird watching, but this crosses personal space boundaries lol

The Red Brick Cafe is my favorite place to eat in Sidney

Red Brick Cafe on Urbanspoon

I enjoyed a Starbucks coffee 

...and shared my usual Egg Salad Sandwich

My mom got a soy hot chocolate since it was a little chilly out

The funniest thing about the Cafe is their V.I.P Scooter Parking! Of
 course i'll eat anywhere that has Scooter Parking. That's just how I roll people...

There's a few Health Food Stores around town like Sidney Natural Foods, as well 
as a Raw Food Health Shop which has the best priced and tastiest raw chocolates :)

And if any of you knew me, you'd know how much I love my Thrift Stores!

I love how they call Saint Vincent de Paul "Vinnie's" for short!

Couldn't stop myself from taking a changeroom picture. I bought this 
shirt. It's a little plain but I don't have a lot of good t-shirts, so this one works

Hope everyone is having a beautiful week!


Ilana said... [reply]

ahhh that's awesome! I'm so excited for you! Life is an ever-changing journey and it's a long road with a lot of room to explore tons of things!
btw-you're freaking gorgeous, I love that last picture of you!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said... [reply]

Love the pictures. Looks so quaint. Sounds like a great day if you ask me. I like that shirt actually. I don't think it's all that plain. It'd be super cute with white jeans too. Congrats on following your dreams. That's sooo important.

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

I just got a scooter last week so scooter parking makes me like ANY place! looks like a fun day!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hey girl! Loved the pics in this post - Sydney seems to be such a cute little place to spend some quality time with the fam :) and the shirt you bought is tres chic and you look soo cute! I adore anything striped!! Yoga teaching class sounds great - I totally agree, that one should pursue the career their heart tells them to! I think you will be a great teacher, love :)

Have a lovely day!
xoxo Mel

Anonymous said... [reply]

First of all Congrats for your decision!!!!!!!!!
I signed up to be a yoga teacher 3 months ago and it's amazing!

Your shirt is beautiful and you look as I told you many times, gorgeous! You could be a model actually dear. You know that?

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said... [reply]

Love that shirt! What a cute little town and how freaking exciting about the yoga!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

You are so right to follow your dreams! As for the thrift store! Heck yeah...I LOVE them! Cute top!

Christina said... [reply]

I learned the hard way that it's so worth it to follow your dreams rather than doing what other people think you should! Now I'm kinda stuck doing something I'm not into. Good for you for going to teach yoga! If I'm ever back in BC (which I'm sure I will be b/c it's beautiful there!) I'll come to your class :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

You're too cute Kels! That looks like a perfect day! I love that town - it's so quaint!

Anonymous said... [reply]

How long have you been studying yoga? If I ever visit your area after you get certified to teach, I'd definitely want to attend one of your classes.

Cute striped tee. I love stuff like that.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Scooter parking! How cute. I like that shirt on you -- it is simple but it looks good.

That egg salad looks divine.

Holly said... [reply]

That is awesome about Yoga Teacher Training. I've always wanted to do that but never had the time. I hope you love it. I'm sure you will!

It looks like you had a great day. Cute shirt.

Danielle (Runs on Green) said... [reply]

That's so exciting you're going to persue yoga-teaching!! I totally agree- following your passion is a priority :)

It looks like you had a lovely day with your momma. And you look really tan! So clearly you've been enjoying your summer too :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Okay.. yeah, definitely weird that those people were gathering around and watching you. That's creepster territory right there.

Good luck with your Yoga Teaching program! Following your passions and making dreams come true is the only way to live life. :)

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said... [reply]

A good, solid tshirt is always a good purchase.

Yay for following your dreams! I hope to go back to school for another degree someday. I'm happy that you are doing what you love! That's the only way to excel, I think!

Christina said... [reply]

that's so exciting that you're doing yoga teacher training! yay!

btw, thank you so much for the sweet comment on my last post. you're awesome!! HUGS FROM SC!!

Megan D said... [reply]

I am now craving egg salad! And that's awesome about the yoga teacher training. I would love to teach yoga someday!!

T. Leah said... [reply]

I LOVE striped shirts and you know what? The one you bought looks fantastic on you!!

I am positive that you will make a great yoga teacher! Good luck

tanyas daily said... [reply]

You will be a great teacher as you have the right personality to go with it.

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said... [reply]

How exciting! I definitely agree with following your passions! Now that i've just turned eighteen and am a legal adult, i'm jumping straight into my own photography business - even though going to university might be easier or seem "better"

Good luck Kelsey!

Justine said... [reply]

One of my friends is a yoga instructor and she is so great! It is obvious how much she enjoys her profession and I am happy to be one of her students. :) Good luck with your certification and hurray for spending time with your mom. I love spending time with my mom and don't get to do it often enough.

I also go for the 'plain' shirts, but I like to call them 'classic'. I know I'm only fooling myself, though. I have been nicknamed the plain bagel. :)

Happy Thursday!

Jen said... [reply]

That looks like such a quaint town!!!! Sort of reminds me of Fernandina Beach, FL, which is where my family goes a lot! They have this WONDERFUL fudge shop where the owner makes all of his fudge right there in front of you and it is soooo yummy!!!! By the way, I liked the t-shirt! I pretty much only wear that style, and it looks good on you too =D

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

What gorgeous photos! And VIP parking for scooters???? LOVE IT!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love the shirt. It reminds me of the quintessential "french" look.

Laury @The FitnessDish said... [reply]

So much fun!! I am SO excited for you to do your yoga teacher training! You will be amazing, such a rewarding job!!!

I can not STAND when people stand around and watch you get your pic taken, it's my BIGGEST Pet Peeve!! I just don't get it? Like, WHY do you need to watch me, haven't you ever gotten your picture taken before? So weird, it makes me So uncomfortable!

Tatianna said... [reply]

You are way too cute! I love that you spent the day with your mama... I am such a sucker for mother-daughter bonding time :P That sandwich looks SO good! I recently made an egg salad sandwich for the first time in ages and it was awesome!

<3 Tat

Angela (the diet book junkie) said... [reply]

yay! that's so exciting about the yoga teaching! how long is the program? i think you're right - you have to follow your passion. they say the most successful people are those that do what they love. i thought about becoming a personal trainer at one point, but then i realized they train at crazy hours (like 6am, then 6pm) and thought - eh. maybe that's not for me.... :)

Sidney looks really cute. love the scooter parking :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

You could be a model, no joke.

I like that striped tee.

That is all.

eatmovelove said... [reply]

I am so JEALOUS!!

You know, I did A teacher training...but I got nothing out of what could have been worthwhile...especially for $4000 that's still on my credit card...:(...why??

Because my harasser, stalker, kept on me, making me feel bad for taking it, for "being able" to take it...hello!! I had to work full-time! I had(ve) to support myself! I had to put it on my credit - which is now $10,000 in debt...I didn't just magically "pay" for it!!

Nor am I even teaching with it. Nor can I even do a simple pose because my knees are about my hips.

Nor can I even TALK about it - because she still stalks my blog and is obsessed with me and making me feel bad for everything, everything, in my life.

I can't just be me. Or just try to find out who i am.

It's horrible.

I'm sorry - I totally didn't mean to "hijack" your post!! ...I guess this is just really getting to me now...

I'm sick of being afraid to live or express myself because of the assumptions and what she says and does...

please, I wish to God - I beg and beg - that she could leave me alone...i don't think I can do it anymore...

P.S Sidney totally reminds me of the East Coast!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sidney by the sea looks wonderful.

I also feel like a creeper when people notice me taking blog photos - oh well!

Anonymous said... [reply]

oh I forgot to say - you are going to be an AWESOME yoga teacher! good luck with your training.

Joanne said... [reply]

Congrats on your decision to pursue a yoga training teacher degree. Follow your heart lady, it can't do you wrong.

I love striped t-shirts. I have SO many.

Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said... [reply]

What a beautiful town! I was actually thinking about taking a little vacation to victoria if I could this summer. I love towns like those.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Looks like a fun day and such a cute, little town! Good luck with your degree...teaching yoga would be such fun!

Monet said... [reply]

I love thrift stores too...we went to quite a few this morning and I found some awesome green shorts. And as everyone has said, you will be a great yoga teacher. I would totally take classes from you!

Ameena said... [reply]

I think you live in the most beautiful place I have ever seen Kelsey. I love how wholesome and clean everything seems and I think it would be a great place to raise a child. Definitely better than here anyway!

Congrats on making the decision to change careers. It is never too late to pursue your dreams and I think you made a fantastic choice!

Anonymous said... [reply]

This place looks absolutely gorgeous! It looks like such a cool little area with a lot of interesting places to visit. Love it!
Also, I love that you are doing what is right for you right now. Sometimes we dive head first into a profession that we think will be a good fit for us, but it doesn't always end up being the case (or maybe we're not ready, or maybe it isn't a good time...) Whatever the case may be, we need to adapt to our situations and our preferences and do what will make us happy and be beneficial for us. I think it is amazing that you recognized this and are going after what you really want right now.
Re: your comment on my blog- we always seem to have so much in common! I really related to your story....I actually have more than one friend like that and it is so hard to deal with...because you want to be a good friend and it's almost like they won't let you. Then you end up feeling bad about yourself because you feel like you can never do enough for them, but really you've just grown apart and gone in different directions (and perhaps you've matured a bit more than she has and she can longer really understand you). Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your story with me. <3<3

lequan@luvtoeat said... [reply]

Definitely follow your heart and do what is comfortable for you and makes you happy, cause after all, you are the one living your life. Best of luck with your yoga teacher training classes! Cute striped t-shirt!

Eden said... [reply]

yay! yoga teacher training! I did my 200hr last year, now I'm doing my professional 300hr! where are you doing it? I did it with yoga works. Let me know if you have any questions about it. its a lot of info, but I think youll enjoy it!
Sidney looks beautiful!

Ashlei said... [reply]

Let me just go ahead and express my jealousy ;P


Simply Life said... [reply]

what a great new class to take!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh my gosh, you are stunning! :) Very pretty photos.

mariposai said... [reply]

Hey :-)

Just found your lovely blog and wanted to say hello!

Sarah x

Elaine @ Om Sweet Om said... [reply]

Wow your school offers yoga teacher training? SO JEALOUS! =D

Chelsea said... [reply]

A coastal city with a cute cafe, health food stores, and good thrift stores? Sidney sounds like MY kind of city! Glad you had such a fun day with your mom!

And I'm sooo happy for you that you're following your passions! I think that is seriously the MOST important thing we can do in life. I can't wait to read about your yoga teacher training!! :)

sophia said... [reply]

Wow, that is a fat egg salad sandwich! It looks so good..now I'm craving one!
Hee, I think people were staring at you because you're just too gorgeous! Rock it, girl! ;-)

Kristin (Salty Tooth) said... [reply]

Yeah, I'm so excited to hear about your yoga teacher training! You are never to young or too old to follow your passion. Good for you lady! :)

P.S. Cute shirt!

Krista said... [reply]

Sidney looks beautiful! Too bad it was a bit chilly out. And yoga training! You go, girl!!! :)

Emily said... [reply]

Congrats on deciding to do yoga teacher training..that sounds so fabulous, and I'm sure you'll do a great job.

Sidney looks lovely. I would love to visit and eat at The Red Brick Cafe and visit thrift stores (!!!) with you!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss said... [reply]

That's awesome news about you signing up for yoga teacher training!! That's really exciting- I remember jumping out of my skin when I first registered. My traing starts tomorrow!! Ahhhh it's kind of nerve-racking but super exciting to finally be doing it. :)

kris said... [reply]

Cute top!!

I don't think I have ever been over to Sidney, but it looks so stinking cute! I used to love egg salad when I ate eggs...sigh....I could eat that I think again ;)

You are going to have so much fun at your yoga school! This is so exciting!


Aimee said... [reply]

lol I could see it in your face! "Smile, this is awkward..."
Congrats and goodluck in school I'm excited for youu. And seriously, be a model please. You're the prettiest thing.

Lori- what runs lori said... [reply]

I totally enjoyed sharing your day with you! lol
Love the shirt and love the scenery! Scooter parking... that's awesome!

Have a great Friday!

Lola said... [reply]

Hey Kelsey, thank you so much for your support, it wasnt easy to know my thyroid is whacked again but Im not giving up and depressing!! Thanks for all your lovely comments you reallymake me smile :) and your trip looks awesome.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Love the pictures! Please come get me and take me to Sydney!!!
And congrats on an awesome decision! I'm sure you will be an amazing yoga teacher!!

SheFit said... [reply]

This is so great that you are pursuing your dreams! Can't wait to hear how yoga training classes go! YAY

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said... [reply]

Wow, yoga teacher training! That is so awesome. Following your heart will never lead you astray, I'm sure you are going to love every second of it!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

Can I join you and your mom on a trip to Sidney sometime?? It looks like such a quaint, cute town! Love places like that!

I've been toying with buying a striped shirt...I love how they look on models (and YOU!) but not so much on me. I'm just so drawn to their simplicity...they scream CLASS. haha

Egg salad sandwiches have always been a favorite of mine. When I was little, I'd request one for my birthday dinner each year!

Congrats on following your dreams and becoming a yoga teacher! xoxo

mariposai said... [reply]

Thanks for your lovely comments on both my blogs :-) I mainly use the multi-coloured life one...


teenagehealthfreak said... [reply]

looks like fun!!!! one day when you're like a famous yoga teacher...i can fly over to come to one of your classes!!! that would be awesome. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

congrats on the yoga training!!!!! i cant wait to read about it :) and that town looks so cute! your fam has the best weekend activities!

Anonymous said... [reply]

What school are you going to? Did you sign up for a month long or an extended program? You are going to love it!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That top is soooooo cute. Whenever I buy something from a charity/vintage shop I love it so much more, I feel it has so much more feeling and expression and history, which makes it so much more interesting! Oh, and that comic about cyclists and the rain pretty much describes me, my brother said he would put it on my door!
Hope your ok lovely,

lynn said... [reply]

health food stores and thrift shopping - i love it!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

You are gorgeous girl!!!!! I love the pics in this post!

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