Having Learned a Thing or Two

This has been quite a year. The wins were, or certainly seemed at the time, few, far between, and completely dwarfed in significance by the losses. The thing about losses though, is that’s where the lessons live. I hurt a lot this year. I read somewhere that pain is weakness leaving the body. I think it’s … Continue reading

Wearing Thin

It sucks when you’re trying to take a thing as a compliment but it doesn’t feel like it. Words that you’ve been craving for weeks, months, years, over a decade. You hear those words. For the worst reasons. I’ve struggled with my self esteem and body image since well before puberty. Many young women cite … Continue reading

Cupid, Stupid

I’m not entirely sure why I logged on. A need to tidy up another inbox, thereby restoring order to my world, or at least a tiny bit of it. A wish to remind myself that my world didn’t begin and end with the events I’ve lately been preoccupied with. A desire to bolster my self-worth … Continue reading

The Growth Zone

They say, there’s no growth in your comfort zone, and no comfort in your growth zone. Here’s hoping I’m growing. This week, I faced a new opportunity at work. A road trip. Several days out of town, short notice, strange bedfellows. “I know you probably have to check on some things, can you let me … Continue reading

The Burrito

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Unless they’re this tough lady, when sometimes the tough decide to spend some time doing their best impression of a burrito. Wrapped up in a blanket mainlining herbal tea and the final season of How I Met Your Mother, with a friend sitting nearby telling me … Continue reading

Getting Around To It

In a world where being busy is equated with being successful, the luxury of free time can have its edges. Not so long ago, I was a pretty busy lady. Four jobs, two volunteer posts, two roommates, two felines, and a pile of dirty dishes and dusting which followed me everywhere I went, including across … Continue reading

Limeade

Sometimes, the lemons life hands you are a different shape than the ones you were originally expecting. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head who truly expects to get through life without a single setback, but sometimes the surprising nature of the setback is what really hits. This time, life handed … Continue reading

The New Adventures of…

This time it’s different. Some would argue I’m on an adventure, cohabitation plus one roommate minus two cats, but I’m not so sure. For the first time in my adult life, such as it is, there’s no external deadline. I’m not facing the end of a school term, a degree, a lease signed by the … Continue reading

Two Years?

Two years ago I started a blog. Another one. After a cryptic interlude with livejournal and a rather angry fling with blogger, I decided I was going to write something that I wouldn’t be afraid for my friends and family to read. Well, the ones that weren’t of the cryptic and/or angry persuasion, anyways. So … Continue reading

Game of Millimetres

A few months back (or maybe years, I don’t really watch much TV), a sports network that my parents watched (you guessed it, curling) on ran a commercial. Over the shot of a curler delivering a stone, there was a voice: “They say football is a game of inches.” As the rock (12 inches wide) … Continue reading