Lessons Learned Along the Way

Round and Round on the Carousal we Go

She begrudgingly rolled over to silence the alarm clock rudely waking her with its banshee-like screeching, at what could only be described as an inhumane time for a Monday morning. The rain that had kept her up most of the night continued to beat against the windowpane relentlessly. Perfect, she thought, just perfect, as she…

Back to School

Although it’s been a few years since graduation, somehow September still feels like it’s supposed to be the start of a new year. Crisp mornings, increased traffic flow, the buzz of students flocking the streets, and the introduction of all things pumpkin spice hitting the shelves.  When you are in school, September feels almost magical,…

All is Fair in Water and War

In this world there are certain things you just shouldn’t do, and engaging in combat with a trained soldier is one of them. Unfortunately for Josh, my high school boyfriend, this was a lesson he had to learn the hard way. The battle ground was a sweltering summer day at a family barbecue. The afternoon…

My Daddy Said Shoot

It’s no secret that confidence is key in this world. Without it, people will often run right over you. But gaining confidence is far easier said than done, and sometimes, at least for me, it seems more like a winding road of hills rather than a straight path. Confidence comes from a variety of sources.…

Warning: Contents May Explode

Man, it’s hot out there! How hot? Well, let’s just say that it’s the kind of day where your grandpa would make a comment about frying an egg on the sidewalk, and he wouldn’t be wrong. Some would argue that these temperatures are meant to be spent at a beach or pool side; others seek…

Aeronautics 101

Universities like to offer a rounded education. As a result, students are required to select a certain number of courses from various categories as part of their major. The problem is that picking university courses is a little like online dating; you get a headline and brief description before signing up and hoping for the…

You Had One Job

A strong work ethic is a valuable thing. It is what drives us to succeed, what motivates us to go back to the grind day in and day out, the guiding factor in getting our butts out of bed in the morning and the thing that carries us through life in general. After all, one…

Incoming

When you stop to think about it, language is a funny thing. It is bound by endless rules that we spend every stage of education learning, making it so ingrained into our beings that we often take it for grant it. People who know the rules usually don’t stop to think about them or question…

Call of the Wild

Its that time of year when everything changes overnight. It is the in-between where barren becomes lush, cold becomes warm, monochrome lands becomes techno-colour dreamscapes and the mosquitos haven’t quite figured out that their buffet has re-opened for the season. Spring has officially sprung. One day, on a morning like any other, you wake up…

No Running in the House!

It seems like just last week we were having sub zero weather with snow. Now, out of no where, we are being hit with a heat wave. You might think that coming out of a frigid winter would make me appreciative of this, and I would be…if it were a pleasant warm, but today is…

Attack Cat

There is no denying the validity of guard dogs. They are known for being great protectors, and have a long hard earned track record for security and law enforcement positions. It is no wonder I have heard single people or families cite home security as a top reason they want a larger dog breed as…

Change Your Dreams

When is it time to let your dreams die, and what constitutes ‘giving up’ on your dreams? It’s fair to say that I’ve been having a bit of a rough time lately…Maybe you can relate. It feels like I’m not where I am meant to be and things are definitely not going the way I…

Cattitude – Life Lessons from Felines

If anyone tries to tell you that cats don’t have a personality. They are lying. People have tried to tell me that cats do not have expressions, don’t have much of a personality and are not overly affectionate. This is usually part of an attempt to turn me into a dog person. Now, while I…

Just hop on a plane, what could go wrong?

These days travel seems like a distant memory, and it is certainly getting harder and harder to see the possibility of travel returning any time in the near future. Some people try to look on the bright side by saying that things could be worse, and our ancestors went through much harder times. They say…

Crazy Cat Lady: An Origin Story

Pets are a great addition to a home, they bring joy and comfort, provide hours of entertainment and can enrich our lives in so many ways. For these reasons it has become common for people to refer to their pets as fur babies, but what about in a household with human children, are pets kids…

Technology is the Devil

Technology is the devil incarnate. It knows when it is crunch time, you’re tired, or you’re just not in the mood to deal with it’s crap and it picks that exact moment to throw a temper tantrum. My first glimpse of this was back when tamagotchi’s were a thing…you know, those little egg-shaped electric keychains…

Chivalry is Dead?

They say chivalry is dead. I know there are some romantics out there who like to disagree, but after a lifetime of experiences proving this hypothesis I have become the type of person who grows slightly suspicious of a man holding a door open. In fact, in the rare instances where this does happen, I…


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