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 […]Read 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 […]Read 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 […]Read 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 […]Read 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 […]Read 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 […]Read 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 […]Read More Five To One
Today around the world there were rallies calling for the world leaders meeting in Paris for the 21st time to discuss the climate, to actually do something about climate change. As one speaker said today at Ottawa’s pre-march rally, “It’s not a good thing that we’re at COP21.” Canada sent the world’s “hottest leader,” which […]Read More COMIC: Urgency
Today I’m excited to share with you a guest post I wrote for Sreejit Poole’s November series: Walking With Intention. It’s part of the reason most of my posts this week have been fairly lackadaisical, as I’ve been focusing my writing energies on this: Walking With Intention: The Seductiveness of “Next Time.” I hope you’ll […]Read More Walking With Intention…To The Dungeon
My husband complains that I never listen to his ideas. My complaint is that he never (okay, rarely) reads my blog. So here’s one of his ideas, we’ll see if he notices… Tonight I made an interesting discovery: popcorn shrimp. Some people take things a little too literally, perhaps. It wasn’t bad, though. Brings back […]Read More Popcorn Shrimp, Literally.