Cape Breton

My Future’s Not In Hamburgers

A fortune teller in Las Vegas once told me “Your future’s not in hamburgers. “  Six months later I quit my job and went back to university full-time. Twenty years later these words echo in my head as I compose this essay, hoping to return to school again. The fortune teller’s words had significance for…

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

My First Blog Award! Kinda.

A shout out goes to A Different Daylight for nominating me for my first ever award!  She is another kindred spirit floating on the Internet; someone I am connected to because of WordPress, and cats…, and probably lots of other things, too. As usual, my inner researcher asked, but where do these awards come from? Very…

Being on Target

Motivation. What is it, where does it come from, and where does it go? (Editor’s note. This post does not try to answer this..you have to find the answer yourself). I am currently in a semi-motivated phase. At times I have been unmotivated, unmoved, and uninspired. I like to think of those times as recharging…

Wood Pig Bear

Mommified

I am being mommified. The dreaded thing that happens to most children is tightening its grip on me, like swaddling clothes, or whatever was used to wrap Egyptian mummies. Indeed, this is not the first time I noticed the edges of my mother creeping into my everyday habits, but now it is official. I wrapped…

Iron Bridge

Some days, particularly these days…

  I CANNOT be bothered to… Put makeup on Hang up my clothes Put on tights and a skirt every morning Iron anything, anytime, EVER Empty the cat litter (sorry boys! I will be better today!) Go out at lunch for a walk (because I am writing!) Organize my summer and winter clothes Read Facebook…

Vulture at Warwick Castle

NaNoWriMo Warmup

To do: Buy lots of chocolate, wine, coffee, and tea. Chop up firewood. Prepare meals in advance and place in freezer. Put LoveFilm on hold. Buy a laptop case to cart my Mac around. Read as many books in 27 days so I am inspired and itching to start writing. Prepare friends, family, and smartphone…