I am blessed to have some really great friends. I really am. Many girls struggle to find “real” girlfriends; ones you can talk to in a time of need, ones that don’t judge and understand, ones that really love and support you. My friends would give me the shirt off their back if I asked for… Continue reading The fear of confrontation over conversation.
The combination of pushing myself and positive thinking has resulted in an article of mine being published by elephant journal. For years I have been wanting to write and submit an article to this independent news website but never had the faith in myself needed to do so, or made up excuses as to why… Continue reading Gratitude for Growing our own Food.
Tomorrow marks my third week anniversary of being an apprentice for elephant journal. I enrolled in this 14 week course as a way to improve my writing, editing, and social media skills. As a Communications Coordinator for a school board, I do my fair share of writing and editing, but it has been a desire… Continue reading The importance of pushing yourself.
Standing near the kitchen window, I feel the heat of the morning sun on my face. The smell and sound of fresh coffee brewing both excites and relaxes my soul knowing I will take time to sip on it and be with my own thoughts. Sunday mornings are a time to reflect on the previous… Continue reading Grow through goals.
I am scared. I’ve been scared for years. Terrified, actually. Not unlike many people, I am hyper-sensitive about and afraid of failure. That word has never really existed in my vocabulary. As a child I did my best to not get in trouble. As a student, I usually received A’s and B’s on tests and… Continue reading I am scared.
One of my best friends turned 30 just over a month ago. Her birthday is 6 months before mine, meaning, when she turned 30, every day after that, I was closer to 30 than I am to being 29. I don’t know who was more affected by her birthday, her or myself; but I sure know I… Continue reading My friends are turning 30.
I moved to a new city out of my home province just under two months ago. And like anyone else, I had to inform friends/family and a multitude of organizations about my change of address and new phone number. I felt in control of my life and that these changes along with my new job… Continue reading Loose ends.
I recently uprooted my life in Ontario and moved across the country to Alberta to take a job. More specifically, I left home without a job and moved to the west part of Canada in the hopes that I would land a good job for my career. And I did. My family was concerned prior… Continue reading When opportunity knocks…
All my life I have been an advocate for emotional expression. My motto has always been, why not talk about issues that are affecting you, because you never know who else around you is going through something similar. This motto started in high school and continued throughout my post-secondary schooling and remains with me now… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness.
I remember the first time I said “I’m sorry” and truly meant it. I didn’t want to say it, but I knew I was in the wrong and that it was the right thing to do. I knew that if I apologized I would be making someone else would feel better, so I did it; I… Continue reading What’s so wrong with saying, “I’m sorry?”