in this moment

in this moment | alltheamusement.com

Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in worrying about the future. After watching a silly romance movie and spending some time with my budget, I found myself in that precise predicament this weekend.

The downward spiral ensued.

It’s weird how your mind can start with just one small negative thought and have it manifest itself into total destruction. And so quickly, too! It’s actually quite impressive, despite how much it sucks.

To turn things around, I decided to give gratitude a try.  Continue reading

My Weekend: My Assignment

MY WEEKEND | alltheamusement.com

As many of you know, my world has been quite the adventure this summer, filled with spontaneity and lots of random road trips. Last weekend was no exception. It was a little bit different this time around because I had more of a plan than usual; I knew where I was sleeping. Also, someone else was taking the reigns and was responsible for planning a memorable and exciting 24 hours.

As part of this trip, I was instructed by my local companion to “write an essay” reporting on what I learned about community, and what I learned about myself during my weekend adventure.

Since I haven’t been in school for quite some time, and my hamburger-style essay writing skills are a little rusty, I’m just going to go with what I know: blogging.

With that, here’s my assignment, reflecting on what I learned while I was exploring the roads, ruins, trails, and rock walls of Grey County and South Bruce Peninsula. Continue reading

Ride for Refuge 2016

I know it’s easy to ignore things that make you uncomfortable. Homelessness isn’t like cancer – not every person has a story of how they have been directly impacted by it. But believe me when I say that if you care about your community, you should care about homelessness. Continue reading