Good news, bad news…

Where to even begin. I’ve kept busy over the last few weeks, though I did manage some much needed downtime during the latter part of October. I spent a couple days working through workshops hosted by Adobe Systems, which showcased improvements and changes to the software I use all the time with my photography. A … Continue reading Good news, bad news…

Getting a curve ball…

Photo by Alexas Fotos on Pexels.com To say that October has not gone according to plan is ... something of an understatement. I reached out to Dr. M at the centre to find out when I was on the radar to be seen as the fall is when we usually check in. The news I … Continue reading Getting a curve ball…

Remembering 9/11, its impact on my mental health journey

Due to the smoke from forest fires the moon was an orange-red on Sept. 10, 2022. (Kevin J Sabo photo) It seems almost fitting that the full moon last night was red. Twenty-one years ago, the United State was hit with an almost unimaginable tragedy. The events of Sept. 11, 2001 are forever etched in … Continue reading Remembering 9/11, its impact on my mental health journey

Beginning to live life…

The year continues to fly by. It doesn't seem possible that we are well into the first week of September already, yet here we are. I'm not going to lie, the past few months have flown by way too fast. I can't believe that I have been staff at the paper for over ten months … Continue reading Beginning to live life…

Tweaking things…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It is unbelievably the middle of July already. This year has been flying by. Between work, school and cramming in some time for Lynn my schedule has been pretty busy. Still, despite the craziness I have been pushing myself to make some changes. I've been out wildlife shooting a bit … Continue reading Tweaking things…

A Break from Routine

Well, Calgary Comic Expo is done for another year. The fact that I was able to handle three days of crowds tells me how far I have come in m mental health recovery. I did have a four day pass, however due to the crowds on Saturday, and how badly overwhelmed and over stimulated I … Continue reading A Break from Routine

Why I am all in on the Apple ecosystem

So, I’ll admit, over the last year or so I have turned into a bit of an Apple fan-boy. Okay, maybe it goes a little further back than that…. Having had enough of PCs, I saved up and purchased a MacBook Pro for myself in 2018 and it is a move I have not looked … Continue reading Why I am all in on the Apple ecosystem

Another course down…

So, a lot has happened in the three weeks since my last post. Work has been continuing to push me and challenge me in positive ways, and with the health restrictions across the province I've been given the opportunity to cover more and more events. At the end of March, I completed the English course … Continue reading Another course down…

Checking in…

I'm entering my third week as a full time journalist, and I am feeling great. The last two weeks have been great, though busy. Hell, last week was insane, but I'm not complaining. I'm just grateful that I managed to get some downtime yesterday. Aside from doing some social media posting for work, yesterday was … Continue reading Checking in…

Over sharpening a blade…

Photo by Los Muertos Crew on Pexels.com My first week officially working full time is drawing to a close. Truth be told, there hasn't been much change from previous weeks aside from the security that it is full time, and in fact my workload has decreased a bit with no longer having as many regional … Continue reading Over sharpening a blade…

Changes afoot…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's official, sports fans. My permanent part-time position is transitioning to a permanent full-time position effective next Monday, with my new position as the new multi-media journalist for Stettler and Castor. The only real changes between what I am doing now and the position is that the new position will … Continue reading Changes afoot…

Finding positive stress…

Photo by Pedro Figueras on Pexels.com It's hard to describe, but this week has been equally frustratingly busy and agonizingly slow. This was was my first week doing layout for both papers, which was definitely some added challenge. Still, being so early in the new year, combined with cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 … Continue reading Finding positive stress…

Feeling Driven…

Photo by Ivan Samkov on Pexels.com Today was a sharp contrast compared to the day off I took yesterday. Unfortunately, we said goodbye to Lynn's mom early this morning. With cold and snowy weather moving into the region again starting tomorrow, she decided to take off a couple days earlier than planned. After she left, … Continue reading Feeling Driven…

A blank page…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Today is the first day of a new year, a blank page in a fresh chapter of life. What will be accomplished this year? What highs will elevate us beyond our highest expectations? What lows will challenge us to the edge of our ability to cope? Regardless of our expectations … Continue reading A blank page…

Learning, Quickly…

Photo by Soubhagya Maharana on Pexels.com It is that time of year again where time seems to have little meaning; that twilight zone between Christmas and New Year's where the days just seem to bleed together. While Lynn is taking some much needed time off -she closed the store from Dec. 24 until just after … Continue reading Learning, Quickly…

Pleasant surprises…

Photo by Vladislav Murashko on Pexels.com Sometimes I succeed in surprising myself. I woke up to my Communications exam marks in my email box first thing Saturday morning, with pleasantly surprising results. Due to the few questions in the exam that I was drawing a complete blank on I was expecting a mark somewhere in … Continue reading Pleasant surprises…

Time flies…

It has been a minute since I've been able to come up for air long enough to write. To say the last couple of weeks have been busy is an understatement. Work has been keeping me busy. It has definitely been more hours than I was expecting, but I am not complaining. The work is … Continue reading Time flies…

Contemplating life’s pathways…

Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com As another week draws to an end, I find myself in a contemplative mood. I'm feeling better than I have in I don't know how long. I'm feeling stronger. Calmer. At peace. Yet, this fall has been brutal. I've lost friends to cancer and friends to COVID. Regardless, I've … Continue reading Contemplating life’s pathways…

R.I.P. Wolf Man… You will be missed.

Photo by Ryutaro Tsukata on Pexels.com My heart is heavy this morning. I got word last night that a friend had passed away. The Wolf Man was around two decades older than I, but we were kindred souls. We shared a lot of interests, and a lot of the same political views. Unfortunately, this is … Continue reading R.I.P. Wolf Man… You will be missed.

Grateful for the journey…

Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com How the hell did it get to be the end of November already? Suffice it to say, the month of November has been an extremely busy one. I admit, I am enjoying my new role with the paper, though the transition maybe hasn't been quite as smooth as I … Continue reading Grateful for the journey…

Controlling the variables…

Photo by Emiliano Arano on Pexels.com I'm not going to mince words. I've been struggling over the last couple of weeks. This time of year is never good for me. Add in how busy I've been with work and school, and medication tweak, and the deaths of three friends in the community in the last … Continue reading Controlling the variables…

A year out of hospital…an update…

Photo by Anna Nekrashevich on Pexels.com I've fallen into a fairly steady rhythm with work and school over the last couple weeks. The days have definitely been full, chasing stories for several papers and working through my two university level courses. Still, slow as it may be, I am making definite forward progress. As far … Continue reading A year out of hospital…an update…

Growth in challenge…

Photo by David Selbert on Pexels.com Unfortunately, I've had a little bit of a reality check lately. I got my second assignment done for my Prose class, as well as the first course for my Communications. The assignment for the Communications course was okay, however the Prose I am finding challenging. I ended up with … Continue reading Growth in challenge…

Holding onto the feeling…

Photo by Leon Ardho on Pexels.com With work slowing down a bit this week, I have turned towards my studies. I am approaching the half way mark on both my Communications and my Prose Forms classes. All told, I probably have about another ten to twelve weeks of work to get through for each course, … Continue reading Holding onto the feeling…

Learning to make adjustments…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The last few days I have fallen into a fairly easy rhythm. After getting knocked off track for a few days, I've gotten back in to the groove of my workout routine, the reading is for my coursework is going well, and work has slowed down enough so as to … Continue reading Learning to make adjustments…