“To hold your world together”

Since I moved away from home about 6 years ago, I've found that I rarely miss my family. We stay well connected through social media and phone calls, and I am usually busy enough that I don't miss them between those interactions. But when I'm sick, or having a hard day, that's when I miss... Continue Reading →

Those Who Fan Your Flames

A few months back, there was a photo of a Tweet from Lauren Aitchison that kept showing up in my Instagram feed: "Four years ago, my ex boyfriend told me I should get a  grip on myself and realize I'd never be a writer. Today, the CEO of Penguin Random House shook my hand and told... Continue Reading →

And Some Days You’re Living

This morning I was woken up by buses honking and exceptionally loud music playing nearby. I opened my eyes, and pushed a button on my phone. It was 5:54. I rolled over, sighed, and got out of bed, knowing the noise wouldn't subside anytime soon. Or at all, until about 8pm tonight. And for a... Continue Reading →

And that changed my life

A few weeks back, I got lost in the black hole of the internet and came across a thread. Someone was asking people to name one thing that someone said to you that changed your life. It’s a big question. Lots of people responded with proposals or finding out they were having a child. If I... Continue Reading →

Defining Home

Since I left Manitoba in 2014, I have been struggling to pin down what home means to me. Home. Where I was born and raised? Where I currently live? Where I've spent most of my adult life? Each of these questions has a different answer. A drastically different answer for that matter. Because in some... Continue Reading →

Living Abroad: What No One Talks About

There is no doubt that traveling and living in another country, for any amount of time is incredibly special, but I think many people have glamorized it. Everyone talks about the wonderful things that we see, the people we meet, the fantastic food we get to eat. We post photos on social media of beautiful... Continue Reading →

Lessons from 2018

This year has felt like forever and it has felt like nothing. It has been a year of change. A year of challenges. A year of growth. I have experienced some incredible highs, but also some incredible lows. And, over the last 12 months, I've learned more than I could have imagined. I thought I'd share a... Continue Reading →

Build a Better Boat

"Now and then I let it go, I ride the waves I can't control I'm learnin' how to build a better boat" One day this summer I was driving home, I don't remember exactly where I had been. And this song came on the radio. A new song from Kenny Chesney. I'm definitely a country... Continue Reading →

Choosing Happy

I learned a lot this summer. I learned how to be alone (more on that in a future post), I learned what self-care means to me, and I learned what truly makes me happy. All of this was spurred on by some major life changes, that turned my world upside down, and threw out my... Continue Reading →

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