My parents told me I could be whatever I wanted. So I became a lighthouse…

Well, it's done. Today was definitely bittersweet, as I made my last trip to Edmonton for my mental health group that I have been part of for the last 13 months. I sit here writing this tonight feeling elated, anxious, and scared, all at the same time. The road behind me hasn't been easy. I … Continue reading My parents told me I could be whatever I wanted. So I became a lighthouse…

Writing the next chapter

After a rather busy few days, I am looking forward to taking a couple of quiet days for myself to recharge and get caught up on some housework, which has been unfortunately getting neglected. I am approaching the start of this new week with a mix of anticipation and dread, as this Thursday I will … Continue reading Writing the next chapter

Take Some Time To Connect

Patience is not my strong suit. I think it's part and parcel of my impulsive behavior and my mental health struggles. I know for myself, patiently waiting for people to get back to me can be a frustrating experience, as can waiting for things to happen at the appropriate time. I also think that our … Continue reading Take Some Time To Connect

Standing Tall, Ready For the Next Chapter

Today was my second last Edmonton group. I'm not going to lie, I have butterflies in my stomach and am having a significant case of second thoughts. However, the date is set, and next week will be my last journey to the city for group. I think I would be more concerned if I wasn't … Continue reading Standing Tall, Ready For the Next Chapter

Do you have the time?

Can anyone still read an analog clock anymore? You know, the one with the dial and two arms that tell you the time? I know I can, but sadly, that ability seems to be diminishing. I had to shake my head the other day when I was out somewhere, and I asked the young kid … Continue reading Do you have the time?

Building Blocks

I know my blogs have been slowing down lately. Life over the last couple weeks has been a blur. I am loving the writing and photo-journalism, and despite being on still being on the steep part of the learning curve, it seems to be a role I am well suited to. I spoke with M … Continue reading Building Blocks


This week has flown by. I am grateful to have a day where I can step back and slow down a bit. Between covering events for seniors week for the paper, my weekly Edmonton journey, and helping with the Stettler Car Club Show and Shine yesterday I have been going flat out, and being able … Continue reading Recharging

Winding Down, Ramping up

It's hard to believe that it's been over a week since my last post. Life has been busy. I made the decision to leave my support group a couple weeks ago, and my participation in it will be concluding on June 28th. I leave it much stronger than when I entered it a bit of … Continue reading Winding Down, Ramping up