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.
It’s days like today that the American dominance of the Internet is most apparent. Not that I have anything against Thanksgiving, it’s just… I celebrated Thanksgiving with my fellow Canadians over a month ago. If you, like me, fall outside the American sphere and are feeling overwhelmed by all this Thanksgiving and Black Friday business, […]Read More Don’t Panic! This Is Not A Thanksgiving Post
Tonight I played a couple rounds of Settlers of Catan. There is definitely a degree of skill and strategy to the game, but a large part of it comes down to chance as well. In the first round, I was well on my way to dominance through a sheep monopoly. As luck would have it, […]Read More Half Chance
There were tears, whispered conversations, coin-flipping, bribery-fuelled negotiations, even a few break-ups. Nothing could spark drama among my friends and coworkers during my time in Japan like this one word: Recontracting. Once a year, in the darkest, coldest and most depressing time of year, I had to sign my name on one of two lines: “I […]Read More Stay The Course or Abort Mission?
“Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkein If I ever got a tattoo, it might have to be this quote. I am a wanderer. On my fourth grade report card my teacher wrote: “Janelle is smart but her mind tends to wander.” She meant it as a weakness, but for me it’s always been a […]Read More International Label Day 2015: Wanderer
There is a small speck of dust in the pit of my stomach when I wake up. It grows quickly as I go through the motions I planned out so carefully the day before. Get dressed, throw nightclothes into bag. The dust becomes the size of a mustard seed. Fold bedding, place neatly in the corner. Now it’s becoming […]Read More The Day I Left
From little wanderer to grand adventurer. Three divorces later, my parents smile. “Best day of my life!” -everyday You had me at Super Mario. 5 years, 2 degrees, overqualified, underpaid. Wife of grad student seeks kitten. What’s your story in six words? Share it below in the comments, or […]Read More Six Life Stories In Six Words