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…

Productive downtime

My time on the bench is coming to an end. I worked Monday and Thursday as full days this week, and Tuesday and today are half days. Due to a rodeo kicking off tonight in Stettler, I'm also working this weekend. I'm okay with it though, I love covering rodeo! I've been out shooting in … Continue reading Productive downtime

Finding routines…

Photo by Polina Zimmerman on Pexels.com I think something that has been helping my mental health so much lately has been a matter of routine. Getting up and going to bed at around the same time every day has really helped with that. Usually, my first alarm goes off at 0640-hrs, with me normally out … Continue reading Finding routines…

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…

Another Christmas done…

Some birds in our backyard, Christmas Day, 2021 Another Christmas is done with. I actually turned my alarms off and let myself wake up when I woke up, which was just after 9 a.m., definitely late for me. It was nice being able to not have to worry about getting up. When I did eventually … Continue reading Another Christmas done…

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…

CMNS 201: Reflective BLOG

Photo by Tracy Le Blanc on Pexels.com Through eight modules, at least twice that many readings, and five months worth of studying, I'm on to the final assignment of a journey started on July first. Re-reading my some of my blogs from August, when my journey through the course was still in its infancy, I … Continue reading CMNS 201: Reflective BLOG

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…

Hell of a ride… Climbing through life in my Three-foot world…

Photo by u0410u043du043du0430 u0420u044bu0436u043au043eu0432u0430 on Pexels.com Well, it's been a week. A busy one at that. I hit the ground running at work, working out of the paper's Stettler office both Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday, Thursday, and half-day on Friday I ended up working out of my home office doing a bunch of … Continue reading Hell of a ride… Climbing through life in my Three-foot world…

Looking forward to next steps…

Photo by Ben Mack on Pexels.com I'm nervous, yet excited at the same tomorrow. Tomorrow, I embark on the next step of a journey that I started four years ago, when I start writing as a freelancer for my local paper. Tomorrow, after four years, I officially join the publication as a staff writer. I … Continue reading Looking forward to next steps…

Bouncing Back…

An old country cemetery near home with the old church overlooking it. Oct. 11, 2021. Kevin J. Sabo Photo. The last few days have been busy, but a much slower pace than previous weeks. I managed to get caught up with work, and focus some on school, catching up on some English reading and working … Continue reading Bouncing Back…

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…

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…

Feeling fortunate…

This has turned into a crazy week... Aside from a doctor's appointment on Monday, the day was pretty light. I got some reading done for school, and got my first assignment done and submitted for my communications course. Tuesday is where all hell broke loose. I had a pair of meetings on Tuesday, as well … Continue reading Feeling fortunate…

Progress…

Photo by Polina Zimmerman on Pexels.com Well, I managed to get my second assignment submitted for my Prose course, along with the first assignment for my Communications course. I've also managed to start on the first of three novels I'll be studying as part of Prose. Slowly but surely, I'm making forward progress. This week … Continue reading Progress…

Lessons learned after a week of media tracking…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com After tracking my media use over the last seven days, I have learned a few things about myself and about media in general. The first thing I learned about myself is that Facebook is my nemesis. It is a major time suck, even though I don't intend for it to … Continue reading Lessons learned after a week of media tracking…

Going through the motions

Photo by Victor Freitas on Pexels.com Mental illness recovery is challenging. It's ugly. It's hard. It's a day-to-day grind with no real finish line. I've been contemplating a lot about my mental health recovery, and the journey I have been on. The fact is, I am doing well. Actually, I'm doing a hell of a … Continue reading Going through the motions

Making the transition from living in crisis to just living…

Photo by Polina Zimmerman on Pexels.com It's been a minute since I've written. I actually can't believe my last post was the review I did for F9, back on July 18. The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. Between the editor going on holidays for a week, and general gaps in staffing, my … Continue reading Making the transition from living in crisis to just living…

Getting back into things

Photo From July 10, 2021 Ranch Rodeo, Stettler, Alberta Well, today has definitely been a day. With the restrictions more or less fully off across Alberta, events are are starting to happen again, which has been nice. It's nice to actually be getting out and covering things for the paper, and I know that the … Continue reading Getting back into things

Running…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I can't believe it has been over a week since I've written last. After my quick trip to Saskatchewan last week, I travelled home last Friday, and haven't stopped running since. The last week has been pretty busy, with interview and photos last Saturday and catching up on some work … Continue reading Running…