My name is Gia. I have dreamed of starting this blog for many years, and at last (with the tireless help and belief from my fiancé, Kenny) I’ve taken the plunge. As this is my formal introduction to all of you, I’d love to share a bit about myself, and what ventures I’ll be taking on in the next few months.
Originally from South Africa, I was 19 when I immigrated to Canada. Since then, I have never looked back and continue to fall more in love with this country everyday. However, it has not been an easy road to follow. If anything, it has given me a unique perspective and appreciation for the small things in life and a constant desire to make every moment count.
I came to visit family in Canada…
and that’s when I first met Kenny. We’ve been together ever since and got engaged in 2014! With him being a pilot and me being certified in Event Planning we knew we wanted to do something unusual. In 2018 we opted for the less popular planned destination elopement, and decided on Cuba as our perfect destination. You can read more on why we made this decision in this blog post.
Natural and Low-Impact Living
have become a huge priority for us in the recent years. While, we have made large strides to living more naturally, we decided to expand on it more this year. We have implemented a low waste guideline when it comes to new purchases and our current waste generators at home.
The Zero Waste movement is incredibly inspiring, but I personally have found it to be a daunting challenge. After much thought I decided to share how I chose a gentle approach that encourages habit forming patterns when shifting over to this new way of life.