Back in December I decided that this year I was going to read 40 books. But since it was the same goal I set last year – and failed to accomplish – I was worried that I’d be forever saying ‘Next year 40’ and never actually reading them. That’s when I decided to devise a… More 5 Tips to Get You Reading More in 2016
When the sun comes out in January on the West Coast, you go outside. Seriously. You drop everything and stare at that blazing ball of fire and worship the shit out of it. For reals. And since the flaming ball was supposed to be out for awhile, I figured what better way to enjoy this… More Playing Tourist: Trounce Alley and Hidden Bookstores
Those who are in the know, know that I a) love all things British and b) love history. My ideal life involves traveling, visiting historical sites and writing. Because I’m a party animal, yo. If I could catch a plane tomorrow and head to Britain for a castle-hopping expedition (like bar hopping but way cooler…and… More Let’s Play Tourist
At the end of December, with tiny wisps of New Year’s Resolutions floating in my brain, I made a promise. I promised myself that 2016 would be the year of my writing. I promised that I would not only write more, but also take my writing career to the next level. For me that meant… More Wispy Writing Things: My Return to Flash Fiction
Recently I visited my lovely friends Anna and Brian in Austin, Texas and they – being ever so nice – indulged my creepy request to check out the Oakwood Cemetery. Oakwood Cemetery is number 16 on the road to visiting 1000 cemeteries. Originally called the City Cemetery, Oakwood dates back to the mid 1850s and… More When in Texas, Visit the Dead (or something less creepy)
Last August I became a member of the ZAP!Army. Our modus operandi was to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse; endurance, weaponry, survival etc. Okay, so it was a way to trick ourselves into working out. Geez, spoil all the fun! Anyway, I purchased a cool app called Zombies, Run! and started running training for the apocalypse.… More Remember the Zombies?
Now that Brandon is OFFICIALLY finished work (until we move to Vancouver) he’s taken on the role – and official title – of Complete Distraction. With about 6 weeks left in Winnipeg, he’s hell-bent on making the most of our time. This includes taking me out on lovely – yet distracting – jaunts. Monday’s jaunt… More Complete Distraction
So I’m knee-deep in transition mode right now. I’m writing this post from the kitchen table of my mom’s place (buh-bye lovely office). Operation Live Your Dreams is in FULL SWING. We’ve sold our house (buh-bye 1860 square feet of oh so delicious space!) and moved in with mummy until the BIG MOVE in September.… More Life in Transition
So where were we? Ah yes, I left you on the edge of your seat (I’m sure!) with an itch. Hmm, I better rephrase that. In 2011, after 2 1/2 years of working my if-any-desk-job-will-work-it’s-this-one I started feeling that familiar longing. I say longing because there’s really no other way to describe it. Other than… More Chapter 3 or Make Your Dreams a Reality, YO!
Yes, I’m multi-lingual. (Confession: I’m using Google translat So today I’ll be discussing the second major crossroad I’ve encountered in the last few years. This crossroads took place in 2009. Having recently quit my long time boring desk job office job in 2008 as a business analyst at a well-known insurance company, (No names please!)… More Crossroads Deuxième partie