Everything burned down. It happened so quickly. I just barely escaped with my life. That’s how it feels. After nearly a month away, I’ve returned with a brave face and a broken heart to the place where my world fell apart. After few frantic days of sorting, repacking, moving and unpacking my significantly pared down … More When All Around Has Fallen
Today I had a rather unintentional victory. I completely forgot that today is, or was, or would have been, my wedding anniversary. I completely forgot, in spite of an encouraging card left on my desk this morning (“Yes, today is a difficult day,” I thought. “It’s Monday, and I’m exhausted from moving, and it’s the … More Oh, Was That Today?
It may sound weird for a Canadian to say, but one of the things I have learned this year is not to apologize. I’m not going to apologize for my emotions. If I burst into tears seemingly at random, trust me it is not random. I’m not going to apologize for bypassing the socially acceptable … More Always Forward
I caught myself, for just a second, wishing for “happier times.” Happier times, when I wasn’t broken. Happier times, when he was by my side. Happier times, when… when… Stop. It’s true, I have never felt more pain, more brokenness, more utter sadness, than in this aftermath of the story I wish I never had … More Happier Times
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou Once upon a time, there was a girl who was given a heart to call her own. It was the prettiest thing she had ever seen: large and bright and made of something like glass. She was very happy and she … More A girl’s story
I’ve been on pause for a few months now. And by “pause” I mean a rather long break, and by “I” I mean this blog. After my last post on the last day of November, in which I successfully blogged every single day (cue applause track), I fell off the blogging bandwagon hard – or maybe … More Pause For Adventure
It takes five positives to make up for one negative, or so they say. It’s been a long month, and before I break out that long-awaited advent calendar, it only seems right to wrap up the month with some year-end-ish reflections. And yes, Dec. 31st is still a month off – don’t panic! – but fun fact … More Five To One