the challenge of love

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I have entered into a new phase of life. One that excites me, and scares me. One that leaves me filled with hope and joy when I wake up, and before I drift to sleep at night. New love is such a beautiful experience, but this one, this feels different. This one feels real.

But despite the butterflies, and the “I miss you mores,” and the talk of a future that I just can’t wait to get to, I do have challenges to overcome. Let me tell you a little bit about my experience of what it’s like to fall in love when you have anxiety. Maybe you can relate? Or maybe you can offer some words of wisdom on how to deal with this. Continue reading

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