mistletoe

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In the blink of an eye, I swiftly seemed to have went from summer straight through to winter. With a packed schedule, life’s distractions, and a week in Newfoundland, I missed out on a lot of my autumn traditions this year. No pumpkin carving, no roasting seeds, no visit to the farm and pogo eating, no Halloween costume, no handing out candy, no raking leaves, no demolition derby… I had a few nice walks and back-country drives to admire the colourful fall foliage, and a pumpkin spice latte. Honestly, that was it.

My plan is to make up for my fall failure ten-fold this winter.  Continue reading

overexposed

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My darlings, this is not my typical kind of Thanksgiving Weekend post. This post is going to be raw and honest. It deals with a heavy topic that could be triggering for some. Please reach out if it is. We’re all in this life together.

This week, I opened up for the first time about being sexually assaulted when I was young. It’s a conversation that was long overdue. There have been tears. There has been a flood of suppressed emotions. And I heard the words that I desperately needed to, which I’ve been trying to convince myself for over 15 years now – “It was not your fault.”  Continue reading

just not today

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This is the weekend that the stars were supposed to align.

We had picked the date because it was a New Moon*: a time of fresh beginnings and new challenges. The start of the next chapter of life. This was the day that I’d finally get a check mark on that ungodly “Life Check-List”. The check-list that I have spent my entire life worrying about, and striving for – but mostly, of not measuring up against. It was finally my time.

And then I realized it wasn’t.  Continue reading