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terça-feira, 15 de novembro de 2011

ENTREVISTA - Cassandra Roy/ Cassie - BLOG: Cat lady in training

Essa entrevista é muito importante para mim, pois a Cassie é super simpática e legal. Ela tem grandes dicas para passar para nós, garotas, eu realmente me divirto lendo o blog dela. Ela compartilha o mundo de uma garota de 23 anos, com seus problemas e suas realizações no amor, no trabalho, com a família e os amigos e tudo isso com um grande senso de humor. Super cool! Ela vive em TORONTO!

Essa é uma lista dela com 44 dicas para garotas, vale a pena conferir: 
Eu acho essa lista de dicas realmente muito boa!

1. Live a healthy lifestyle.
2. Be outgoing - friends with everyone.
3. Become an A+ student again.
4. Work (in order to have the least student debt possible).
5. Be more positive.
6. Always be a good girl - and be proud of it!
7. Always keep family and friends first.
8. Don't fall in love too easily - question everything.
9. Don't think to far ahead; go with the flow sometimes.
10. Forget about all those who have done you wrong - they're of little importance and that's why they're not in your life anymore.
11. Walk everyday, no matter how far.
12. Learn to cook something other than pasta.
13. Learn to play guitar correctly and record at least one song.
14. Read at least one book every month.
15. Become more patient. Nothing happens overnight.
16. Stop spending money on things you don't need.
17. Find a mature and loving guy that has realistic future goals - BUT take things slow!
18. Don't gossip.
19. Don't over think everything - handle each situation one at a time.
20. Don't hold grudges. It's a waste of time and only brings out negativity.
21. Be a lady (and cut down on the cursing!)
22. Don't be so materialistic. Expensive things are a bad habit you can't afford.
23. Re-invent yourself to who YOU want to be, not who others want you to be.
24. Always have high expectations of yourself.
25. Never settle for less! Give it your all, but don't give more than you receive.
26. Never beg - you're worth more than that.
27. Think before you act.
28. Always be evolving; it keeps life interesting.
29. Live for the present, but plan for the future.
30. Be open to new things. Try almost anything once.
31. Respect other people's opinions, they can help you figure out your own beliefs.
32. Smile whenever you get the chance.
33. Always discover new and interesting music.
34. Don't waste your time on revenge, karma will take care of everything.
35. Visit an exotic location (while single!) with friends.
36. Take pictures of everything and have many photo albums. Memories are important.
37. Become more organized and stop being a pack rat.
38. Be more motivated.
39. Wake up every morning with a positive outlook and a smile.
40. Always make sure people know how much you love and appreciate them.
41. Speak up for yourself.
42. Don't judge by first impression; give everyone a fair chance.
43. Actually listen to people and be more understanding.
44. Don't make big life decisions on the spur of the moment.

Esta é a Cassie, a Cat lady!!! 

Está é a gatinha Lucy, a responsável por ela ser uma Cat Lady!

1. How is life in Toronto? 

Life in Toronto is great. I've been been living here for just over two years and I'm not sure if I can see myself ever calling anywhere else home. It's a very friendly city, and even though I'm originally from a small town, it took no time at all for me to adjust. Like any city, eventually it loses it's shine because it becomes familiar. But at the same time, there's always a new adventure around the corner waiting to be discovered. 

2. Why did you start a blog? And how does it influence your daily life.

To be honest, I think I started my blog because a friend of mine suggested that I should. We used to post song covers on each others walls on Facebook, but whenever I posted a recording on her wall, I tended to ramble about random things after I was done singing. At first she suggested I do some sort of vlog/youtube channel, but I wasn't fond of the idea of recording myself and posting it for those not on my friends list to see. So, she suggested a blog, and that's how Cat Lady In Training came to be.

My blog influences my daily life in the way that it often keeps me analyzing situations around me. When I experience something, I tend to question if it's something that I'd like to share with my readers. I want my blog to be as real as possible, discussing experiences that I know my readers will be able to identify with. I also like to sprinkle a bit of humour and inappropriate language in there to spice things up (so you can't say I haven't warned ya, lol). 

I like to think of my blog as a trial and error list of things I experience. You have to take the good with the bad in life, and having a blog will help me remember it all. It's fun to look back and see where you were a year ago and how much growth you've experienced over time. 

3. What is your occupation? What do you do in your free time?

I work as a legal assistant at a personal injury law firm. I completed a paralegal program in June, and was lucky enough that the firm where I was doing my field placement hired me. I'm currently in the process of applying to take my paralegal licensing exam next summer. I'm unsure if the legal field is where I want to be for the rest of my life, but right now I'm content where I am. 

During the week, a lot of my free time is spent at home relaxing. I try to read as much as possible. I love getting lost in the pages of a book. And there's nothing quite as wonderful as that sense of accomplishment you get when you've finished a good (or even not so good) book. Obviously, I also like to blog when the urge arises. I enjoy live music, especially how hearing an artist perform your favourite song can be such a life altering moment. Spending time with friends is also very important to me. I believe it's very important for people to have experiences on their own, but at the same time it's also wonderful to look back on magical moments and remember who was by your side. 

4. What is a perfect day for you?

A perfect day for me would start off early, but I would be completely well rested. I feel accomplished, like I can take on anything, when I'm up early and ready to tackle the day. Next, the day would include some reading of a good book while drinking delicious tea. Reading in the morning relaxes me. And the rest of the day would involve something familiar and something new. Maybe it could include going to a new restaurant and afterwards seeing a band I know and adore. I'm a creature of habit, so I like what's familiar. But at the same time I like to step out of my box and challenge myself. 

5. What are some good coffee shops in Toronto?

I haven't really gotten around to exploring all that Toronto has to offer in coffee shops. I'd have to say that most of the ones that I enjoy can be found along Bloor Street (near Bathurst). To name a few, there's Snakes and Lattes (it's a board game cafe!), Aroma Espresso Bar (they have an amazing chai latte!), and Green Beanery. If you have any coffee shop suggestions for me, please do share!

6. How is the nightlife in Toronto?

Like most cities, I think the nightlife in Toronto is what you make of it. The best nights out I've ever had have been the ones that were completely unplanned and unexpected. You have to let your guard down and just take the night as it comes at you. I should add, there's no shortage of fun in Toronto. There are clubs, bars, and events for everyone. Myself, I've slowed down in regards to nights out on the town. I may only be 23, but I feel I've passed the stage of going to clubs. When I do go out, I enjoy a pub with friends and good music. 

7. What is your favourite neighbourhood in Toronto?

I'd have to say my favourite part of the city is Bloor Street, particularly around the Annex. I enjoy the restaurants, shops, music venues, and bars that can be found in that area. Not to mention, it's not far from me, so it's easily accessible. I guess what I love about it is that I've walked across it a million times, but I still feel like there's so much of it I have to discover. For example, there's a restaurant on Bloor that I've been wanting to try for a long time called "Hey Lucy". Why? Because my cat's name is Lucy. What can I say, I'm a cat lady :)

Ela definitivamente é uma cat lady!

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