A thank you to friends and family…

  I am blown away. Thanks to Lynn's share of my last blog explaining her klutziness and attempted chair based slow-motion acrobatics October has turned into a record month for my blog. I hate to capitalize on her misfortune, but I appreciate all the views none-the-less.  The blogging (and writing in general), has definitely helped … Continue reading A thank you to friends and family…

How to make my blood run cold….

  Nothing will make one's blood run cold faster than receiving a text from your wife telling you that she has had an accident and is waiting for the ambulance. Being over ninety minutes away didn't help matters any. While working at our bookstore today, she reached back in her chair, and the wheels kicked … Continue reading How to make my blood run cold….

Hitting a wall…

I'm tired. The late night on the weekend on top of  how busy I've been is taking it's toll on me. I'm dragging my ass. I'm having a hard time getting out of bed. I'm grumpy. It seems like even on my "days off" I'm still catching up on things that I haven't had a … Continue reading Hitting a wall…

The long road behind me.

  Talking to people in the city, some of them think that small towns are too quiet. I can personally attest to the fact that that particular assessment is incorrect, at least for the town I call home. Since I was discharged from hospital in the beginning of September, I have been busy. Today alone, … Continue reading The long road behind me.

A hand-up vs a hand-out.

So, some days are definitely better than others. Today has been interesting. I was called condescending, after trying to understand someone's position. It bothered me. It was also said I should "lose" the persons number. That also bothered me. I try to support whoever I can. If I ask questions, it's because I am trying … Continue reading A hand-up vs a hand-out.

Taking the win.

Tonight I had the privilege of taking photos at the local Board of Trade awards gal in a neighbouring community. It was an awesome experience, even if I did get dressed up way more than normal. Literally the only thing that would have helped improve the evening would have been if someone turned up the … Continue reading Taking the win.

Questions about my path forward.

Today, thanks to my work, I had the opportunity to cover a Q&A at a local school that the kids had with some local authors. It was a great experience, but it did have me wondering about my path forward. I love what I'm doing for the paper. It gets me out, and keeps my … Continue reading Questions about my path forward.

Conquering fear and finding voice.

This past Sunday, I swallowed my fear and pushed by limits. I have been taking on a more active role in my church for the last few months, taking over all the AV in our church, as well as training and overseeing the soundboard operators.  Last Sunday I pushed my limits yet more, by taking … Continue reading Conquering fear and finding voice.

Finding unlikely triggers.

Life has been busy, but I'm not complaining. Nor am I complaining about how varied my days have been. One day I'm covering minor hockey, the next day I am covering municipal town council, and the third I am covering something else. I never thought I would see myself as a reporter, but I am … Continue reading Finding unlikely triggers.

Finding colour.

I. AM. BEAT. It's been a long week. Between attempting to get stories caught up, and a course over the last two days, I feel like I've been getting close to hitting my wall. The good news is I am recognizing this fatigue that is building. Tomorrow has been deliberately left as a light day, … Continue reading Finding colour.

Keeping active

The last few days have been eventful. Between the Saskatchewan trip, followed with my short Calgary jaunt, and event coverage in between, I've been busy. It hasn't been the type of busy that has been overwhelming though. The highway time has been long, for sure, but the events I have been covering and writing about … Continue reading Keeping active

Roots

  Roots. Try as we may to hide them, we all have them. The last few days have been a whirlwind, with our trip to Saskatchewan to see Lynn's family. Once we got back, I was home overnight, then gone again overnight in Calgary. In a way, I was returning to my roots on this … Continue reading Roots

Stress and Self-care.

Today, I am thankful for family. I am thankful that I live in a country where different faiths can be held, and differing opinions can be held, though not always agreed upon. I am extremely thankful for the friends and family who have stuck by side over the past months and years, no matter how … Continue reading Stress and Self-care.

Road trip.

Yesterday, Lynn and I hit the open road headed east to Saskatchewan. Despite the late start we got due to Lynn waking up with a massive headache, we still made good time, and made it to the in-laws place before it got too terribly late. The trip may have been long, but the weather cooperated, … Continue reading Road trip.

Celebrate the wins

Today, I'm struggling. I'm starting to feel like I'm spinning my wheels, and going nowhere. I know it's the illness whispering in my ear, and telling me lies. I know I have to fact check the thoughts that flood through me. I know I am better than I have been in a long time. I'm … Continue reading Celebrate the wins

From the ashes, a phoenix shall rise.

*IMAGE from google search, if you own this image I will take it down upon request.* Today has been significantly better, although I have most certainly moved through the stages of grief about my psychiatrist dropping me as a patient. Currently, I am firmly planted on anger. I'm pissed. There is no other way to … Continue reading From the ashes, a phoenix shall rise.

I’ve had better days…

Well, it's safe to say that I have had better days. I saw my family doctor today, and she informed me that my psychiatrist is no longer willing to see me, and is dropping me as a patient. I'm still kind of numb, because that doctor did help me out a lot. I know she's … Continue reading I’ve had better days…

EMS is an amazing career, but I regret not having a plan B.

I can't believe that we are three-quarters through 2018 already. This year has flown by so far. I have found a new passion in my writing. I've started a new job as a freelance writer and photographer, learning many new skills in the process. I can honestly say that I love what I'm doing. If … Continue reading EMS is an amazing career, but I regret not having a plan B.