Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Episode 7 - Canada's Worst Driver - Behind the Scenes

This week the second last episode of Canada's Worst Driver aired. In this week's episode we are down to 4 people - me, Daniella, Tyler and Krystal. All of us want to graduate so we don't end up in the final three.

The challenges were the Reverse Flick - a fun stunt where you reverse the car and then get it to turn 180 degrees forward. This was a lot of fun to learn, and very challenging to do in a confined space. I was really excited to be able to do it!

We also did the know your limits challenge. Weaving in and out of foam figures in a large station wagon  at 80k is not easy. But I was super proud of myself being able to do it. Especially after the disaster in the first episode when I tried at 50k. It felt like I accomplished something and was maybe actually learning.

The cross challenge was tricky at first, but after a little help I got it faster and faster at each cross arm. My favourite challenge was the teeter totter. I remember looking at it and thinking - I can do this. And I did! I was pretty excited.

I was even more excited when I found out I graduated! It was a pretty cool moment for me. I think it was ideal, because I got all the lessons and did all the challenges, but did not have to drive in the finale. Below are some behind the scene photos and my video recap of the episode.

Tim and I

Phillipe and me

Posing with Cam and Daniella in the background

Next week is the final show - who will be crowned the worst? I'm going to do a video with my thoughts and answer any questions left in the comments. so if you have any questions about the show, let me know.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Weekly Update - December is Here!

This week I've been starting to get ready for the Yuletide season. It's my favourite time of year, but this year it's taken me a while to get into the mood. I think because the snow hasn't really stayed yet. We will get a little bit of snow, but then it melts right away. Usually by now the snow has come to stay. I did at least start my shopping and decorate at work and at home. It's starting to creep up on me though - its only three weeks away!

This week I was happy to receive my Leonie Dawson Shining Year workbooks and day planner for 2017. I look forward to working with them during December and planning out my goals for the year ahead. I'm glad I became aware of these as they have helped me refine my plans and keep on track throughout the year. The planner was a new addition by her last year, and she has improved it this year with a softer cover, tabs for each month, and stickers!

Also with December upon us I thought I would switch up the decks I'm using for the month.

How are your Yuletide plans going so far? Are you making plans for 2017?