I love the ocean. The sound of the waves, the smell of the salt, finding pretty pebbles and hag stones on the beaches, skimming stones on the water. Even the word ocean is beautiful. And yet, I am terrified of it. Two reasons: 1. have you ever seen whats in the ocean?! Not only is most of it… Continue reading winter waves | love & fear of the ocean
I don’t like the term “New Year’s Resolutions”. I think it’s because they have the connotations of being fads that people pick up and drop in all in the same month. They also sound like things that aren’t fun or even that achievable. Yeah, nah. I wasn’t going to set any resolutions, but then I got… Continue reading 2019 Resolutions
This year has been one of the longest and most difficult years of my life (so far). It’s hard sometimes to think back to things that happened in the first quarter of the year, and connect them with what’s been happening recently. Much of this year has been taken up with grief. Grief is all-consuming,… Continue reading 2018: In Review
I’m a big fan of bucket lists, and lists of all types. However, I feel like bucket lists can be a bit of a challenge sometimes – I feel kind of glum if I don’t manage to tick everything off. My favourite magazine, The Simple Things, does a section every month called “Could-Dos”. I don’t… Continue reading December Could-Dos
Never look behind you. Don’t leave anyone behind. Laugh aloud – the trees like the sound. Throw sticks for your dog, but leave them when you return home. Climb and let a thread snag on a thorn – it wants a piece of you. Never litter. Cover up dog poop. Look up and thank the… Continue reading rules for walking in the woods
I’ve been on the hunt for a new journal for a really long time, one that I want to carry around with me and be proud to write in and even display, and when I saw the Aum journals, I thought to myself, “This might be it!” And you know what… I really think it… Continue reading My New Aum Journal! | have I found the one?!
In a shock twist of my regular NaNo-ing, I crossed the 50k mark yesterday at Day 25 of the month. When you look at my charts for previous years (I did my first NaNo in 2012), I kind of peeter off around Day 20 and then write 10k+ on the final day of NaNoWriMo. It’s… Continue reading I Won NaNoWriMo 2018?!