I wonder if other girls my age are feeling it this week… The sadness. The picked-the-scab-off of it all. She was our Elvis, our Marilyn, our JFK. Taken from us shockingly, without warning. I was always fascinated by the Royal Family. Just over a week before my mother died, I saw the Queen Mum. She was on her way to the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine … Continue reading The People’s Princess…
I was recently contemplating my purpose in life and feeling bad about essentially not really having one. Then today I thought about all the doors I hold open, all the heavy bags, shopping carts, and strollers I help carry up and down stairs, and on and off streetcars. All the coffees and sandwiches I buy for people on the street. All the scarves and mittens … Continue reading What is my Purpose?
I made a very simple resolution this year – Seek Kindness 1) be kind to myself 2) change the conversation in my head 3) find the positive in every situation spiraling into the darkness. This isn’t something measurable really, nor is it something I can boast about on my social media channels as some sort of accountability exercise. (Such as marking the number of days … Continue reading 2016 Resolution – January overview
Gosh I miss my dad. Life keeps spiralling lately, and I feel very… untethered, like I could blow away at any moment. I’ve lost all confidence in myself… again… only he’s not here to tell me it’s all gonna be ok, to “give my head a shake”, or to cook me that ridiculous meal of liver and spinach (because he was always worried I wasn’t eating right)
20yrs gone and I can only faintly remember his voice, but I will always always remember how he made me feel. Continue reading “Happy? Father’s Day “
I realized today that I’m not jealous, or rather envious I should say, of people’s “things”. I see “The ladies who lunch” in their fancy duds, with their shopping bags from designer stores, and I merely shrug. That’s not me. Never really has been. I don’t even get the same tinge of green when I see posts of luxurious dinners from restaurant openings I’ve been … Continue reading DTOTD: Envy
Here’s the thing, when one “accepts” your apology, they are not absolving you of your indiscretions or actions towards them. They are merely “accepting” your guilt, and your need to be let off the hook for your bad behaviour. “Acceptance” is not forgiveness. It’s just a way for everyone to move on without more carnage. Keep that in mind the next time you feel the … Continue reading DTOTD: Apologies
You thought I was gonna say “me” didn’t you? Well, that just seemed so fucking cliche as it was coming out of the tip of my fingers, no matter how true the sentiment may reveal itself to be later on this coming year. Continue reading “New Year… New…”
Did you actually really, really NEED what you bought?
So many people don’t have the luxury of bargain hunting on Black Friday. Everyday is a bargain hunt for them, but not for things like tv’s, and phones, and leather coats, and jewellery… but rather for milk, and bread, and vegetables, and toilet paper. Things most of us take for granted. Continue reading “Turning Black Friday into White Friday”
He shot all of us that day. He shot our ancestors, our fathers, our brothers, our husbands, our friends. He shot our innocence, our ideals, our open hearts, our pride. But he didn’t win. In fact, he will be but a footnote weeks from now. “that guy” “that lunatic” who opened fire on unarmed men from behind, sadly killing one of them. And as the … Continue reading Remembrance Day