There are things I have always wanted to do: skills I've wanted to learn and regretted never having done before, books I've wanted to read, ideas I've wanted to explore, interests I've wanted to pursuit. Despite these desires, thought, I've always found an excuse to not do them. The biggest thing I ever wanted to… Continue reading Action
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