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…

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…

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…

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…

Well, after a big push today with the help of B, my new office is functional. I still have a few things to organize, however it is already a drastic improvement over the my previous space. Aside from the other space being a spare room, in addition to my office, we're also going to be … Continue reading

The river of time…

The river of time is not something anyone can slow. I had that driven home this morning after my optometrist appointment. After twenty years of not needing glasses, the doctor is strongly recommending them for distance. While the prescription is low enough that I don't need them for driving, again, she is strongly encouraging them. … Continue reading The river of time…

Celebrating slow growth…

The new year has been off to an okay start. I took a couple days off of studying on New Years Eve and on New Years Day, which was a much needed break. I did manage to convince Lynn to give me a hand for a couple hours cleaning up the office downstairs yesterday. Considering … Continue reading Celebrating slow growth…

The beginning of the end, or the beginning of the next phase?

Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.com I'm feeling good. My sleep has been getting much more stable, and I'm feeling rested when rise. With one exception I've been getting up at a much earlier hour and I've been enjoying the peace along with my early morning coffee. My mind is feeling calmer and much more focused … Continue reading The beginning of the end, or the beginning of the next phase?

Productivity…

Today was a productive day. I started the day by doing a run up to Alliance to grab pet food for Taffy and Rolo. When I got home from that, I headed straight into the backyard and -nearly- finished the mowing the back yard. I would have had it all done, but we got rain … Continue reading Productivity…

Progress with reasonable goals…

Today has been fairly quiet on the home front. I finished up an article for my editor that I started last night, and submitted it, then started on the reading for my next unit in my university course that I am currently taking for my writing. I covered a lot today, though it was mainly … Continue reading Progress with reasonable goals…

Good and bad…

The ride-along I was supposed to be doing with our local ambulance crew didn't end up happening. Because of the COVID-19 cases in the province our provincial health authority ended up suspending the entire ride-along program. I'm taking it as both a good and bad thing. It's good because I was worrying about how I … Continue reading Good and bad…

A New Chapter?

Today marks the next chapter in my quest for knowledge. My course, "Introduction to Composition" goes live today on the school web-site. Like the previous course I took, this course has a six month contract. I'm looking forward to starting the course, as it seems to be taking a deeper look at some of the … Continue reading A New Chapter?

A few small changes…

Yesterday was a mixed type of day. Mood-wise, the day was good. Work wise, not so much. I was in Stettler covering court yesterday morning. Covering court is definitely interesting. It's interesting seeing how the justice system in this country works. Unfortunately with the two hours I was there, I came away without a single … Continue reading A few small changes…

Heroes

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comSome heroes wear capes. Others wear bunker gear and uniforms. I'm feeling the love today. My Facebook page has blown up with birthday well-wishes, and I am grateful. I know I haven't been in a great headspace lately. I know I've been struggling and feeling overwhelmed. The support means the world … Continue reading Heroes

Lofty goals and stumbling

After a week away, I'm home and working on sliding back into routine, with some minor tweaks. I'm setting some short and medium term goals for myself and for my health. First and foremost, I'm setting my alarm earlier and forcing myself to get up so I can grab a workout and a shower first … Continue reading Lofty goals and stumbling

Taking down time…

Today was a low key day. So low key, in fact, that I unfortunately didn't get a workout in. I ended up doing some research for a project that led me rather deep down the rabbit hole, and I didn't realize the time. That said, despite being a low key kind of day, it was … Continue reading Taking down time…

Setting goals for 2020, not resolutions.

Getting back into a normal routine after the holidays has been challenging for me. With my 'regular' work functions on hiatus for another week and not much happening around town, it's still been pretty quiet. That said, the downtime has been a blessing as it's helped me get back into my weight routine and get … Continue reading Setting goals for 2020, not resolutions.

Photographic Diversions

One of my favourite hobbies is exploring the back country around where I live. The area around where I live is home to prairie plains, river valleys, and wind-swept badlands. All of these locales are with thirty minutes of my home. Probably my favourite place to explore is the ghost-town of Bulwark, located about twenty … Continue reading Photographic Diversions

Changes afoot

After a very short period of deliberation, I have decided to change photography website providers. It turns out that with the Adobe Photography package I subscribe to includes free portfolio hosting, using their software. The only charge for the service is $12/year for the custom domain. That is opposed to the $13/month I've been paying … Continue reading Changes afoot

Changes and growth

Yesterday, I got the news I was expecting, but still don't like. H confirmed that yesterday was our last appointment "for now." He told me that the guy he was replacing is coming back later this month, although as far as he knows he is actively trying to get a position in Red Deer, and … Continue reading Changes and growth

Return to reality, and potential changes on the horizon…

The holiday season is behind us, and with that reality resumes. After a whirl-wind trip to Calgary where we spent New Year's Eve with friends, today is most definitely back to the grind. I'm glad I don't mind driving. First up, I have to recover the dogs from the kennel, where they had a min-vacation … Continue reading Return to reality, and potential changes on the horizon…

The end of a decade…

Suffice it to say, I'm not the same person I was a year ago. With all the growth in the past year, how can I be? Then again, the growth has not been limited to the last year. I find it hard to believe that not only are we a matter hours away from a … Continue reading The end of a decade…

Growth

After covering events for the paper over the last few days and catching up on some housework, today's schedule is looking pretty light. I have a couple of pieces I am working on for the paper, and other than that I don't have much on deck, so I'm thinking that I'll be cutting the lawn … Continue reading Growth