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

All in

Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com One of my favourite shows on television of late is SEAL Team. The show follows the lives of Bravo Team, one of the teams in the elite SEAL Development Group (DEVGRU). Led by Bravo-1, a SEAL by the name of Jason Hayes, the team takes on missions around the … Continue reading All in

Changing chapters…

Photo by Markus Winkler on Pexels.com It is time to close one chapter, and begin another; at least as far as school goes. After an intense week of studying, I wrote the final exam for my twentieth century history class yesterday, and received my results this evening. I ended up with an 85 on the … Continue reading Changing chapters…

A bitter sweet day…

Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com Today was bitter sweet. After nearly a year, I had my final appointment with the therapist from the local mental health unit. She is leaving the service as the end of next week, which has me sad. I had a good therapeutic relationship with her, and I feel that … Continue reading A bitter sweet day…

Crazy…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com How did we get past the middle of June already? The last few weeks have absolutely flown by. When I have weeks like I've had this week, that is not hard. This week has gone from zero to stupid in a heartbeat. Just because of how the calendar fell … Continue reading Crazy…

Looking at the positives…

Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.com I've been struggling a bit over the last week. Work has slowed down a bit, which has allowed me plenty of time for me to work on my schoolwork. This is not a bad thing, as it's allowed me to get my second assignment done for my twentieth century … Continue reading Looking at the positives…

I don’t think I’d change a thing.

I haven't written much lately, for a few reasons. First, I've been busy with work and school. The last week had me catching and writing-up several meetings, as well as conducting several interviews for a project. As far as school goes, I've been pushing hard to get my history course done as well as begin … Continue reading I don’t think I’d change a thing.

Building on successes…an update

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I love productive days. In honour of the long weekend I let myself sleep in a bit this morning. After I finally got up, I spent some time playing Star Trek Online, a free-to-play game I have downloaded on my PS4. I've had the game for years, however I haven't … Continue reading Building on successes…an update

Tired, but not overwhelmed…

Despite this week being significantly quieter than last, I am feeling trashed. I've had my workout regime derailed, due to bad cramps occurring in my right calf muscle, which is not helping things any. I had a soak last night, which helped, but as it sits right now, I am still feeling. I think if … Continue reading Tired, but not overwhelmed…

Best laid plans…

As much as I try to slow down, the void in time always seems to be filled with something else that needs my attention. This month, I have deliberately stepped back from my writing for the paper and have been working on getting back into my school work. I got my essay submitted, and I … Continue reading Best laid plans…

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…

Learning and growing…

Even with my two weeks in Saskatchewan in March, March was one of the busiest months I've had with the newspaper, writing 28 stories in total. April surpassed that number by one. The last couple of months have been one big push, one which I've tolerated none-the-worse for wear, even if I did struggle for … Continue reading Learning and growing…

Picture Taking…

I'm appreciative that it is the tail end of what turned into another fairly steady work-week. For school, I finished my latest module and am now at the 50 per cent mark of the twentieth century course I am working through. I've decided that I am going to pick up the additional English course come … Continue reading Picture Taking…

Insight…

Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com I have received one comment from medical professionals too many times to count during my journey with mental illness. The comment is words to the effect of "you have a level of insight not normally seen in those dealing with mental illness." While not wrong, the comment is frustrating … Continue reading Insight…

Back at it…

After a too long absence, I finally got out shooting again last night. I think the last time I took a deliberate drive to stop and take some nature photos of the region was back in January. Honestly, the weather last night could not have been better for it. The main purpose for the expedition … Continue reading Back at it…

Getting back into the groove…

The Village of Halkirk, with the sunset behind. April 14,2021. Kevin J Sabo photo. Well, it's been a day. The bad news? Two back to back meetings, both of which went longer than normal to cover for the paper. The good news? I did manage to get out for a walk with the dogs for … Continue reading Getting back into the groove…

A much needed confidence boost…

Today has been one of the most productive and highest energy days that I've had in weeks. I managed to stay busy most of the day working on various projects, and then I did an introduction to the photography editing software I use, Adobe's Lightroom. While not quite a train wreck,. the session definitely did … Continue reading A much needed confidence boost…

A reminder that you aren’t alone…

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com When I can't find something, my brain freaks out. I search all over for the misplaced item. My focus goes out the window, and I struggle. I had just such an occurrence happen yesterday. I couldn't find the clip-on sunglasses for my glasses. I searched my work bag. I … Continue reading A reminder that you aren’t alone…

Recognizing and adjusting…

Photo by Liza Summer on Pexels.com Mentally and emotionally, I feel hung over. The last couple of weeks have been challenging, but I feel like I am finally making good progress in my climb out of the valley of depression. Getting my sleep figured out has definitely been helping. The last couple of days especially, … Continue reading Recognizing and adjusting…

Struggling with sleep…

Photo by Christian Domingues on Pexels.com I think one of the biggest reasons being admitted to hospital helps as much as it does is because it helps reset my sleep patterns. Looking back at all the times I've struggled and ended up in hospital, one common thread is that my sleep patterns have been screwed … Continue reading Struggling with sleep…

Laying low…

Old man winter had one more swing in him. We woke this morning to a major spring storm. Though we didn't get a lot of accumulation of the white stuff, the drifts were next level. We had a three-foot snow drift directly outside our back door which I had to force through just to put … Continue reading Laying low…

Road Trip…

An eight hour drive is long enough when you have company. It's even longer when you're doing the trip solo. I spent yesterday on the road to the mother-in-law's house, where I am spending a week or two helping her out after her surgery tomorrow. I was debating on leaving yesterday or today, but considering … Continue reading Road Trip…

Where I’m supposed to be…

When I was a child, I wanted to be a marine biologist. As I got into high school my aspirations shifted, moving towards the Coast Guard or ambulance, of which I was fortunate to be able to get to work on the the latter. During my young adult years, I was all about working as … Continue reading Where I’m supposed to be…

Stay Strong…

I have dealt with mental health issues for the better part of the last two decades. Over the years, doctors have given me multiple diagnoses, with the main two being Borderline Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, though anxiety and depression are both factors as well. Medications have been a part of my treatment … Continue reading Stay Strong…

Perspective change…

No blog post yesterday as the day got away from me. Yesterday was definitely busier than other recent days. I had a council meeting to cover for the paper first thing yesterday morning. When that concluded I spent some time working on my meeting notes before breaking for lunch. After lunch, it was back to … Continue reading Perspective change…