2016/2017 Tag

Here’s another tag post that I was tagged in thanks to Jess! The tag was created by The Guy Who Said Always No. Ok, let’s start with the questions!

 

 

Questions

Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

This is kind of hard actually, I think maybe the 3 word I would use are: interesting, tiring, and good.

Write the names of 2 people who have characterised your 2016.

I met so many people in 2016 and made so many friends, it’s crazy! So I’m just going to say all my new friends as one because they made the year really fun and brought me a lot of joy, and also made it crazy lol.

And then just my close family since that’s who I spent all my time with.

 

Write about the most beautiful places you visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

To be honest, I didn’t even really leave my house that much last year, but it’s still kind of beautiful around my home!

 

Write about the most delicious food you tasted in 2016.

Oh my gosh, there was so much good food! I don’t know what the most delicious was but I am a sucker for brownies so I’m going to have to say it was one of the many batches of brownies I made! I went on a black bean brownie kick and made lots of those.

 

 

Write the event which has marked you most in 2016 ( even global events )

I don’t really know. Luckily a lot of the big global events didn’t really affect me, for now, or that I’m entirely aware, at least. I was afraid that I would come across a killer clown, though.

 

Write about the finest purchase you made in 2016 and if you want link a photo.

For my birthday I got an iPhone, it wasn’t my purchase but it was the best thing I got in 2016!

 

 

Write 3 good intentions for 2017

  • Read more
  • Balance my life out a bit
  • Live

 

 

One place you want to visit in 2017?

I’m kind of open to any travel, so anywhere would be cool! I’ve always wanted to go to Europe, though, if we’re dreaming big here.

 

One food you want to eat in 2017?

I am craving doughnuts, right now, or of course brownies.

 

 

I’m not going to tag people but please keep the tag going and fill it out, too!

 

The Rules

  • Use the image that you find in this article.
  • Mention the blogger who has chosen you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

 

P.S. It’s Peri

A History Of My Homeschooling (#backstoryweek)

Deciding to homeschool.

From what I’ve heard my parents decided pretty early on that they would homeschool me. I don’t know if they had thought about it before this but we found out I had a very severe peanut allergy and they didn’t want to send me off that young to be possibly exposed to peanuts and it be life threatening. The schools did not have rules about having things nut-free then. Thankfully my mom was able to stay home and lead me and my brother’s education.

 

 

What I remember from the first while.

I don’t have a clear memory of the early days of “school”. I remember walking to the kitchen to get my school snacks before going into the dining room where we did our work when I was around 4. We have always used Math U See so I remember working with the blocks and doing math. The rest is a bit of a blur but I know I kept up with Math U See and lots of reading, travel, and we tried to get as many experiences as we could.

 

 

Kicking it up for grade 7-8

After having moved a few times within 2 years we got settled down enough to get a little more serious with school. I took an art class with a local co-op, Math U See , of course, lots of reading of classics and mythology and writing about the books once I was finished, the Life Of Fred books helped along with maink aboutth and English, I did Saylor academy English as well. It was more focussed on English through those years. We also moved internationally again so a lot of school was put on hold while in the process of moving.

 

 

High school.

For 2014, which would have been my first year of high school, I did math, Life of Fred English, YouTube videos on French, Lively Latin, Khan Academy computer programming, read Shakespeare, read books on composers and painters, it was the year of classical education. I liked to pretend it was what royalty was learning in the 1700s. From what I’ve read a few universities didn’t need anything from grade 9 so that wasn’t as big of a deal as the rest of the other grades.  Grade 10 and 11 we went full force, taking philosophy ( Actually my favourite because it gives me things to think about, like how dogs enjoy bones to gnaw on I enjoy philosophy for my brain to gnaw on. ) physics, chemistry, biology, geometry, pre-calc + trig, statistics, Duolingo French, Duolingo Hungarian ( which is so hard I actually rarely get to it ) Lively Latin ( If I can remember ) reading A History of The English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill, a series of Canadian history books, videos on Can history, occasionally composer study if I’m in the mood to read it, and lots of reading of classics and self improvement books. It honestly gets so overwhelming and I often don’t get a lot of it done but those will be other posts!

That’s the end of #backstoryweek for now and hopefully that set a bit of a basis and let everyone get to know me!

P.S. It’s Peri

Get To Know Me Tag

Tyra from Polar Roids tagged me in this and I thought it was good so here are answers to 30 random questions from Root Report

  1. Are you named after anyone? My parents had met a little baby girl named Peri that was apparently lovely and they liked the name.
  2. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday lol.
  3. Do you have kids? No but lots of people call me mom for some reason.
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Yes, if I had gotten to know myself a bit.
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yes.
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Eyebrows LOL because I’m kind of eyebrow obsessed.
  7. What is your eye color? Green.
  8. Scary movie or happy endings? I can’t watch scary movies LOL so happy endings.
  9. Favorite smells? CAKE, and cinnamon .
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Probably Mexico.
  11. Do you have any special talents? There’s a lot of really useless ones LOL The most useful is a good memory.
  12. Where were you born? Hospital.
  13. What are your hobbies? Baking, photography, dance, drawing, I’m all over the place.
  14. Do you have any pets? 2 cats and one dog!
  15. Do you have any siblings? Yes, one younger brother.
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up? See Career Path
  17. Who was your first best friend? My neighbour when I was maybe 2.
  18. How tall are you? 5′ 7″ same as Beyonce LOL
  19. Funniest moment throughout School? I don’t remember, there’s been a lot.
  20. How many countries have you visited? 4 ish?
  21. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School? There’s a lot I like, so I’m not sure what’s my favourite!
  22. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume? Tea is my favourite drink, horses, and I have never had perfume before.
  23. What would you (or have you) name your children? I love names so much so I pretty much add a new name every week. My top favourites are Penelope, River, Flynne, Fletcher, right now.
  24. What Sports do you play/Have you played? I have done soccer, swimming, gymnastics, dance. But a lot were when I was quite little.
  25. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? I don’t really watch YouTube but I love Troye Sivan’s music so he is definitely my favourite.
  26. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had? None lol.
  27. Favorite memory from childhood? There’s a lot of really great ones!!
  28. How would you describe your fashion sense? Lots of stripes, skirts, shorts, crazy pants and whenever it’s not super hot, sweaters. It was preppy and now it’s a little more hipster.
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?) iPhone 6s and iOS!
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits! I drink too much tea.

 

Feel free to answer these question, too! I would love to see people’s answers!

 

P.S. It’s Peri

Fitness Love (#backstoryweek) 

2013 was a very boring yet very exciting year. My family had just moved back to the city we lived in before we moved to the US, but when we got back everything was pretty much the same so it wasn’t as exciting as other moves.

Taking the first steps.

I was quite bored one day and decided to just take a little walk on the treadmill in the basement. Earlier in the winter before my family tried to do a couch to 5k programme by running intervals around the neighbourhood, and I hated it. It was always so cold and my legs would ache during the run and after it. But we kept it up all around Christmas and into the new year a little. Really it was just so I could pig out on cookies and not feel too guilty because I was a “runner”. Once we actually hit the part where we were running for more than 5 minutes at a time we stopped. But this day I was so bored and wanted to feel like “a runner” again so I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes.

Progressing.

I had used Runkeeper before for the first time running and logged this new treadmill walk in. You can set goals there and it tells you once they’ve been completed so I set my goal to walk for 30 minutes 3 times per week. I would walk so slowly. So slowly that now I can barely walk that slow without it feeling super awkward. But you have to start from somewhere! To keep entertained I would get my reading done for the day. Soon 3 times a week progressed to every day besides a break, 30 minutes to an hour and soon it was a part of my daily routine.

 

Dance.

Shortly after returning to Canada my mom signed me up for dance lessons at the local community centre. My parents signed me up for ballet almost as soon as I could walk. I can remember Saturday mornings at the studio and performing from really early on. I stopped dance when I was 7 and this would be the first time fully returning to it since then. Dance motivated me in my fitness to stretch and care for myself, to work other muscles besides just walking, and to try and improve. Everyday I would walk then spend half an hour practicing what I had learnt in dance and stretching to become more flexible.

Discovering Pilates.

After walking on the treadmill for a few months it had gotten kind of boring. My mom had done Pilates before and recommend I check it out to start to strengthen other muscles. I looked up videos on YouTube and discovered Blogilates! Starting with a beginner calendar, I did that for January 2014 and fell in love with Pilates. It’s similar to dance with lots of strength building and flexibility, it was fun and easy to keep organized as to what workouts to do because there’s always a Blogilates monthly calendar. I felt much stronger and could tell it improved my dance and running.

Making my own plan.

After switching between a month of Pilates then a month of walking I started to make my own plans. Using Google Doc I made my own plan basing it off of the Blogilates calendars and using her videos then adding in walks and runs to change things up and not get bored.

Running.

Since this spring I decided to start running by adding in some higher speed intervals and I’m currently trying to push myself to keep running faster and for longer periods of time.

Food.

With working out more came the want to eat better. I read about how to best fuel my body, about Canada’s food guide, and looked up new healthier recipes to try.

 

Weight.

The original motivation to be healthier was not for weight loss but it did come along with everything. I had always been a chubbier kid and didn’t usually mind it terribly much, but I was very self conscious. After exercise I would always feel very accomplished and good about myself which helped with the consciousness, and once I started to see significant changes in myself it became an addiction and I constantly wanted to improve and get stronger. After one year of Pilates and walking I lost 60lbs and grew several inches since I was still in the process of growing.

 

Becoming a part of me.

Now this is one of my favourite things. To workout is the best part of my day, and I love finding new things to cook that are delicious and healthy!
I count making the workout calendars and doing all the workouts as physical education for high school and can count other things as health and hospitality.
That is the backstory of my ever continuing fitness journey!

 

P.S. It’s Peri

The apps and YouTube channel I’ve mentioned in this post I truly love and I’m mentioning because they’re very useful to me. This is not sponsored.