One of the nice things about the residency year beginning in July is that it's like having a second "new beginning" to the year. It's a great feeling to think there is another chance to "re-do" or re-evaluate how things are going in your life. At the real beginning of the year, I set some… Continue reading It’s a Half New Year
Is this based on a true story? she asked in mild disbelief as she stroked the cover of my lightly worn novel. She was holding my copy of Wild By Cheryl Strayed, which I had just finished reading moments earlier. Yes, I replied in confirmation of her suspicions. Wow. Would you ever consider doing something… Continue reading Could I Ever be Wild?
I'm going to do this month's goals update a little differently - mostly for the sake of time and brevity. My goals can be broadly categorized into Physical Wellbeing, Emotional/psychological Wellbeing, and Other (I guess). I'll still use the same colour coding as before, but I'll just give a brief update for each category: Physical… Continue reading Quick Goals Update
When we think of the past, it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that." ~Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale Every May 1 - It is MayDay... and I am reminded of one of the most powerful pieces of literature that I have ever read. I wake up… Continue reading MayDay
I so, so enjoy books that make me chuckle. I enjoy them even more when the book is actually very insightful and profound, you still makes me chuckle. Right now I am reading Lost and Found, by Brooke Davis. It is about three very different people who have all been "lost" in some way. They come… Continue reading A Chuckling Read