2019, a foreword

It’s that time of year again. A beginning, but for many people a chance to reflect on the year that was. For me, 2018 was not an easy year. But rather than dwell on the hurt, I choose to move into the new year grateful for the lessons and the happiness that came toward the [...]

2018.

And so 2018 has begun. I’ve heard a few people call it the final book in the trilogy; the one where we defeat the monster. I’m not sure exactly which monster is meant by this; global warming, Trump, or time itself? I honestly think this is probably the reality of our world now, perhaps humanity [...]

Life

Remember all the talk at the end of last year about how 2017 would be different? All the changes that would happen, some for the better, some for the worse, but a global acknowledgement that no matter what it wasn’t the end. For me 2017 sure has been different. I’m still trying to decide if [...]

Boats

Recently I lost a friend but that isn’t the focus of this post. (I hope one day it is something I am able to write about but as of now the reality is too raw to begin to find words for.) I want to write about the way the world stops. Everything you believed right [...]

Seven: “Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”

Seven: “Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”

Have you ever looked back and thought “imagine if that had happened like I planned” only to realise your life would be completely different? I sure have. Sometimes, I think about the ways my life would be better if I’d taken a different road, but I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t be the person I [...]

Eight: A day of Netflix can be exactly the therapy you need

Eight: A day of Netflix can be exactly the therapy you need

“Just one more” she says as the countdown ends and the next episode begins. “I’ll do it right after this” he mutters as he puts the next disc into the DVD player. Before either of them knows it, the moon has replaced the sun outside either windows and they are left with that feeling of [...]

Nine: The wrong people will disappoint you, the right people won’t

Nine: The wrong people will disappoint you, the right people won’t

My circle is smaller than it was last year. While I feel like I should be disappointed by this, everything society has taught me makes me feel like this is a failing on my part, it's not. Those who are in my life, I trust completely. I don’t question a single one of their beautiful [...]