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2020 the year the world the changed and my personal journey ie journal

I am not sure if I will publish this but it is time to write this is just a personal story on my personal blog. A couple weeks ago life changed around the world with COVID-19. Prior to this I was going to start blogging again about my journey with Fibroids including my first Ultrasound and MRI but I have a procrastination problem. I already had so much stuff going on in my life this year that I had stopped watching the news. I was getting through by looking forward to my 6 month old nephew visiting here for the first time and maybe a future trip to Vegas. I also really like my job, have the best boss, and most of my social connection happens there with people that have very different backgrounds than me. Over the last month I knew that things were going to change as our government was advising us without making us panic. Then two weeks ago everything changed here as we were seeing things happen in other places and then the last week almost every country has been in some sort of stay …

2019 Internet Earnings $1500 Goal Not Met

A real quick update while I analyze why I did not meet the goal this year. I earned $1220 which was $280 short of my goal. There are a few reasons I did not meet this goal the work in mturk was harder to get, I needed a new computer so went months without working, and I did not spend the time consistently through the year to meet this goal. Towards the end of the year I found some new sites and think I will be able to earn more from these in 2020.

2019 Earnings

focus group300.00 mturk        220.49 quora        140.48 quest mindshare       120.00 field agent101.50 prolific          92.75 appen          70.66 swagbucks  62.00 neevo          35.50 pinecone          18.00 caddle          20.00 eva                  26.00 expert outpost    5.00 shoppers army    5.00 rev.com            3.22 Total       1220.60

Vegan Veggie Burger Soup Recipe

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This soup is so good I am returning to blogging just so I don't forget the recipe. I watch a You tuber named Wicked Penny and she is making soup every Saturday on her channel. She made a cheeseburger soup so if you would like to see the inspiration for this soup go watch wicked penny on YouTube here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5euE9Pgas.

I used most of the vegetables pictured below because they were on sale. I recommend using an onion and green pepper for flavour. As the soup is vegan I like to use a potato and sweet potato to give it a creamy texture. The carrots were on sale so I added them use any veggies you like.

I didn't have any soup stock but spicy ketchup, seasoned diced tomato and whatever spices you have will give the soup a nice flavour. If you don't have spicy ketchup add hot sauce and ketchup. I used seasoning salt, smoked paprika, pepper, and curry spice just what is in my spice cabinet. You can really change the flavour of the soup by cha…

2018 Goal Reached earned over $1375 from the internet and $1500 Goal for 2019

If you want to read last year's post click here http://www.livingvancouverloca.com/2017/12/2017-goal-reached-earned-1000-cdn-from.html

Last year I wasn't sure if I would be able to meet this goal but I actually passed it. I am happy about meeting this goal so of course I am motivated to pass it again. 2019 my goal will be $1500 because my circumstances have changed a little since last year. I have a new job with a long commute and not a lot of internet access when I am out. $1500 seems realistic where I have to work but it won't be overwhelming. My requirements are still that I do things I enjoy and can do them anytime I want with no commitment.

I will post links in the future but I really wanted to get this post out before 2019. Here is a breakdown of the earnings

2018 Earnings


mturk$776.69 prolific$162.96 focus group$125.00 field agent$67.50 quest mindshare/panel champ$62.50 Eva$60.00 qricket$57.45 swagbucks$50.00 pinecone$45.00 shoppers army$40.00 other $38.00
Total Ear…

Vegan Noodle Soup

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If you don't have a soup maker I really love mine. I bought it years ago it is a kettle with a blender in it where you just put the ingredients in press the timer and in 25-28 minutes you have soup. This recipe can be made in a pot but I made it in the soup maker.


 Ingredients Vegan Broth 1 Sweet Potato cut into pieces half a white onion sliced 3 small carrots  (I was practicing with my spiralizer) 1 package smoked tofu curry spice pepper rice noodles additional water  1 tsp olive oil

I had never used the carrot spiralizing tool before and I forgot I had carrots. I tried to use it on a sweet potato it didn't work so that is why this soup has carrots and sweet potato in it.

I found the soup maker works best if you use a little bit of fat in it which is why I added olive oil. Add the oil, onion, sweet potato, spices, broth and fill to the line with water.



Plug the soup maker in and select chunky for the type of soup. The alarm will sound in 28 minutes so you can go do something else. I u…

September 23, 2018 -Goals Update Part 1 - Get a job

I started drafting this post in June as it was half way through the year and thought it was a good time to do a goal update now it is September and I haven't posted this yet so what was I doing? Working on my goals of course. Should I put the blog on my goal list next year, so I work on it?

I have made significant progress on all of the goals from my January 9, 2018 post. You can read  it here http://www.livingvancouverloca.com/2018/01/2017-year-in-review-and-2018-goals.html I had three major goals for this year. 
January 9, 2018 - Goals for 2018 Summary
1. Get a job, I pretty much took a year long holiday from working and now it is time to get back into the working world.

2.  Get healthier physically which means losing weight considering I put on 15 pounds last year alone losing that 15 pounds would be a great start.

3. Earn $1375 from the internet this is ideal as it goes along with the 52 week savings challenge that I am doing. For more info see the previous posts.

Hope you enjoyed t…

May 27, 2018 Wild Whale Watching Tour Granville Island

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My brother booked the tour as a present for his girlfriend and invited me along as they will be moving out of Vancouver soon. We met up at Granville Island and headed to the office where they informed us that we will have to sign waiver forms and we will be wearing the full body suit life jackets. I wasn't expecting that it was a super hot day. The tour leader was knowledgable and knew what size suit to give us. There was around 30 people on the tour on a new boat. Another thing I wasn't expecting was that it was going to be an open boat on our walk to the boat the tour leader gave us a talk about where to sit in the boat there was disadvantages to every location. When we got on the boat we were at the back and didn't end up having a choice of where to sit so ended up in the back. The seats were in threes so two of all the rows were taken. The seats were like beach chairs comfy to sleep in hard to get up out of. The boat also went really fast we could get up and walk arou…