Giveaway x2 & Life Update

Giveaway x2 & Life Update

Welcome back everyone and happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve had a great week and are looking forward to the next. 

Today’s post is going to be a little different from the normal format. Rather than being a typical “post” with a topic, I wanted to do more of a life update with you guys and then talk about the giveaway I’m launching starting today.

For those of you who are subscribed to Twenty-Five-Thoughts by e-mail, you already know how this format goes! In my weekly e-mails, I send out life updates & a Monday Motivation challenge to get your week started on the right foot. If you aren’t already subscribed, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out! 

Life Update:

For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s been an interesting few months for me to say the least. I was working in Hospitality for the past ten years, and recently hit kind of a… dead-end. Although I have always done very well in my field, I felt that I was starting to lose my passion and was becoming resentful towards the evening, weekend and holiday shift-work that is so very common in the Hospitality field.

I quit my hotel Concierge job in November, due to a lack of passion and a disconnect from the company. I knew I couldn’t do a job that was making me unhappy and I felt I owed myself more. I still continued at my part-time residential Concierge job, and have been doing that 2-4 days per week since I left the hotel.

I really have been enjoying the last month, though. Of course, unemployment is not something that I want nor is it financially possible long-term. However I am enjoying having more time to work on my true passions such as yoga, writing, working on my blog, reading, and spending time with my loved ones. Most of all, I’m so excited that I’ll be home with them for Christmas this year. 

I have been taking my health & wellness very seriously since I left my job. I think there are many lifestyle changes I need to make to really get to a healthier place, mentally and physically. More on this to come in an upcoming blog post & in my weekly e-mails. 

I’m excited to start 2019 on a very positive and happy note. I am going to see a Recruitment Agency very soon to discuss possibilities career-wise, however I am leaning towards a Front-Desk role (again). I don’t see myself as a Front-Desk Agent long-term, however working in this role was something I excelled at, was passionate about, and made me a decent living (read more on this, here). I am exploring the idea of working in a smaller, boutique-style hotel. I have also learned my lesson that I will never again work in the city. You live and you learn, right? 

I hope one day my blog gets to a place where I can focus on it full-time & be able to survive financially on this. I hope I can write that book I have always dreamed about writing. Until then, I am going to keep connecting with you all and writing my heart out whenever I possibly can. I will work in a job that makes me HAPPY and supports me financially. I know it will all work out and I have faith in the Universe to make things happen for me the way they are meant to. 

There you have it for a bit of an update, guys! Once I start writing I can’t stop… HAHA. Sign up for my e-mails to stay updated on where the road leads next. On that note… let’s discuss the GIVEAWAY!


I have been so lucky to acquire readers that are compassionate, thoughtful and kind. The support I have received really blows me away and I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words, encouragement and for believing in me. I’m proud of this little tribe we have created together. That being said, I want to give back to YOU. Although this is not sponsored, I wanted to choose items that I feel like you guys (my beautiful readers) would LOVE. I will be gifting TWO of you with items this holiday season. Here’s what you could win:

2019 Refresh Weekly Planner by Workspacery in ‘Grid’ style



Makeup Bundle: 


– MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow x4: A Sprinkle of Blues
-MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Bowl Me Over
-Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Carnal – 370
-Smashbox X-Rated Mascara in Rich Black
-MAC Mascara in Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash
-Bobbi Brown Brush-set (Full collection – value over $400 CAD)


Subscribe to my blog via e-mail – fill out the box above to do so! Send me a message with your e-mail address if you’d like to be entered into the draw! (Same goes for my loyal subscribers- inbox me and I’ll enter you!)


-Head over to my Instagram @ & follow!
-Tag 3 friends!

That’s literally it, guys! I’m so excited for two of you to win all of these goodies! I will do two completely random draws on DECEMBER 23RD – 1st draw will be for the PLANNER & 2nd will be for the MAKEUP

PS. I got myself one of these planners too and I’M OBSESSED! It’s so, so good. I did a lot of research before hand to ensure that I was getting a top-notch planner to start the year off on the right foot!

As always, I love you guys so much & I hope you have a great week.

Stay tuned on Instagram – I will be announcing the winners on December 23rd!



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  1. December 16, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Cheers to you for listening to what you need! Take the time you need to find your HAPPY!
    I was there too girlfriend. I was a spa director at a 5-star resort, and I lost myself in it many years ago. Like you said, live and learn. Namaste.
    …and Happy Holidays. Enjoy your family time <3

    • December 18, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      Amazing! So glad you can relate. I hope you’re in a happier place now? Happy Holidays to you too, love. Thank you for reading xo

  2. December 17, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    I love that you are honing in on what makes you happy, and how to focus on them. Giveaway looks ace too

  3. December 18, 2018 / 11:39 am

    It’s so great to hear that you’re taking so many positives from being unemployed at the moment. And fab to hear you’re working on things you’re passionate about and putting your self care first! 🙂 I’m sure something suitable will turn up for you in the New Year but in the meantime, enjoy yourself girl! (Also thrilled to hear you’re doing lots of Yoga – fellow Yoga buff here!) xxx

    • December 18, 2018 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks Jenny! Yes, I figured this is THE TIME to do a little soul searching, you know? Figure out where I want to be instead of rushing back into another job that is exactly the same.
      Love that you also love yoga!!! Hope you’re enjoying your holidays, girl. xo

  4. kattieh
    December 18, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I love a good planner – they always make me feel so well organised! It’s really good that you have been so positive about being unemployed at the moment. I quit my job (without another one to go to oops), but it was something I really needed to do. Self-care and looking after yourself is so important, as is figuring out what you really want to do!

  5. December 19, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Real life issues! Stay positive and move through it! Great read!

  6. December 19, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    I am so happy that you are looking to pursue your passions! I know that it is not always easy, but I know you will do an amazing job at whatever you pursue! I see great things in 2019!! Awesome giveaway! Happy Holiday Season!

    • December 20, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      hank you SO MUCH! You’re such an awesome support and I appreciate your sweet words. I wish you the Happiest of Holidays too! xo

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