A Word for 2017: Adventure

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For the past number of years I've been choosing a word at New Year's to represent what I wanted to bring into my life in the 12 months ahead. In 2011 that word was space. In 2012 I chose clarity. In 2013 I chose presence. For 2014 my word was … [Read more ...]

2016 Year in Photos Slideshow

2016 slideshow

This is my favourite post of the year. It's a lot of work, but I always do it because I love it. It gives me a chance to reflect and wax nostalgic, which is why I have a blog in the first place. This post contains my annual slideshow, chronicling my … [Read more ...]

The Post-Christmas Lull

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Well, hello there! If you celebrate Christmas, like I do, I hope it was good. My Christmas was, all in all, fairly relaxed this year. In part this was because I had more than a week off leading up to the holiday, since the last day of school was … [Read more ...]

The Sounds of Silence

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There has been a lot of snow recently in my neighbourhood. All of Metro Vancouver has been nestled under a blanket of white for a couple of weeks, but here in Coquitlam we got more than most communities. It's pretty, for sure, and my kids love it. … [Read more ...]

A Letter to Myself

How are you? I am poking my head up from watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix. The first episode of Gilmore Girls aired in October, 2000. At the time I had just graduated from university with my engineering degree. I was engaged … [Read more ...]

My Happiness List: November 2016 Edition

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I am a Canadian, and a relatively liberal Canadian, at that. Because of that it probably won't surprise you to learn I was rooting for Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election. My children were, too. Last night, as the results became … [Read more ...]

Happy Halloween!

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It's Halloween! I freely confess, this is not my favourite of holidays. When you're a little bit introverted the whole thing can feel slightly intimidating. Plus I'm actually a gigantic scaredy cat. Horror movies are so not my thing, and the loud … [Read more ...]