Category Life Lessons

Why I Started a Blog

People have been asking me this a lot. I’d like to say something selfless like “to share all the information I’ve learned and hope to help someone else.” But that wouldn’t be really true, if I’m honest. I first started this blog as a bit of a professional experiment, because I wanted to play with […]

Do We Ever Really Graduate?

Our household is nearing a grade twelve graduation, which got me reflecting on my own high school days. I realized that the people and dramas I remember aren’t really all that different than the stuff of life after high school. In fact, the pressures I recall are all the same situations and archetypal personalities I’ve […]

Sharing My Secret

I’m one of those people who have a few very dear close friends and family, and outside of that circle, I am actually quite private about personal details with acquaintances and professional colleagues. I have boundaries that I don’t often cross, and am rarely completely open or introspective with anyone else. Actually, I could make […]

Compart-MENTAL-ization

When something is niggling at me, such as a problem at work or a decision to be made, I’ve always been pretty good at thinking about it when I want to, and also not thinking about it when necessary. I’ve always considered this some form of mental compartmentalization. Like “putting away” thoughts or problems, for later. Choose […]

The Cult of Busy

I have observed a disturbing trend in my social circles, among my coworkers, and dominating my social media feeds. Business. That is: busy-ness. The glorification of busy. Constant bombarding messages framed to highlight how much any one person has accomplished today. Self-satisfied and self-congratulatory messages. What disturbs me is the insidious creeping subconscious idea that […]