Summer 2017 has been a defining one for us. In June, we chatted about everything we had been through in the past year in our ‘A best friend should be like a good bra’ post. Little did we know what the next two months would have in store for us. Mad took a leap of faith: leaving her job at Upper Deck, spending a rejuvenating month at home on the water in Ottawa, and now moving to Toronto to begin a program with the College of Sports Media. Teal accepted a position with Hockey Canada and road-tripped across the country to begin her career and finish her Masters in Calgary. We’ve both had years filled with ups and downs and while we’ve seen and learned a lot, we’ve missed our regular bronze & gold posts.
As lifelong students, September, more so than January, has always felt like a fresh start for us… even when we’re not headed back to school. For anyone reading, there’s no need to wait until January for cliche New Year’s Resolutions. Give your goals, your passions, your outlook a fresh start now. We’re willing to bet on a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm. Maybe this September isn’t bringing anything new for you and you’re feeling stuck… then now’s the time to jot a couple things down you want to accomplish this fall. They can be big or small. Something to work towards, to keep your motivation, is something we always find key.
All of that being said, we realized what better time than September to re-launch bronze & gold!? We’ve made a lot of changes this past year but two of the constants have been our support for each other and our appreciation for balance. We’ve learned that the key to thriving in our 20s is to strive for balance in all areas of our lives. Hitting the gym is important but so is having that second (...or fourth) glass of wine. Nailed our to-do lists at work? You can bet we’ll be watching Bachelor in Paradise guilt-free that night. As we head into the second half of our 20s, we love the feeling of working hard to reach our goals but at the same time, realizing that taking time off and celebrating small victories, allows us to work that much harder. We’re so excited to continue sharing our journeys to success.
As always, thanks for following along!
Lots of love,
Mad & Teal