Am I Going Through a Pre-Midlife Crisis?

Hey folks, (featured image photo by @lucaij) I’ve got something I need some insight on… I’m nearing my 30th birthday. It’s only 17 days away at the time of writing this, and people keep referring to it as, “The Big One”. Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve hit a lot of milestones in my twenties that…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A Spoiler Free Review

Hello there, Time to end my blog haitus. While work is still pretty insane (the last week before the holidays is upcoming), I’m done term one of my Masters program, and I have more time to dedicate to reading (yahoo!) and writing. Of course, Star Wars brings out the writer in me, because I need…

One Year – A Reflection

It’s been a year without you. It doesn’t seem real. When you’re busy, the time flies. When you’re busy, the mind wanders. When you’re busy, in a blink, it’s beenĀ 365 days since you left this earth. A lot has changed since you’ve been gone. I won’t go on about it because I know you’ve seen…

Muted Existence

Hey there, It’s been a while. The silence has been deafening. But through the journey of discovering myself, I muted my existence in this realm. And how busy I have been! And how much has happened since! I won’t bore you with the details but I will tell you that it has been beautiful. In…

Do Not Fear the Woman

Hey there, Do not fear the woman with power. Do not fear the woman who controls her body, who owns her body, who values what’s between her legs. Do not fear the woman who knows what she likes and will tell you how she likes it. Do not fear the woman who will tell you…

Mere Hours to Twenty-Nine

Hey there, At midnight it will be February 2nd, 2017. At midnight, I will officially have traveled around the sun 29 years. At midnight, a new ring will form in the centre of this tree. At midnight, I will breathe life from a body with a new age. At midnight, I will no longer tell…

How Are We Defined?

Hey there, I read a really interesting article yesterday that talked about the character Ryan Gosling played in La La Land. I didn’t disagree with it’s point of view – in fact, I said leaving the theatre that “Sebastian” was actually a loser who didn’t deserve a date in the first place – but it…

Changes, And Changing is Never so Simple

Hey there, Apologies for the silence on here. Getting back into the groove of things at work kept me busy, and then reading kept me busy, and then writing poetry kept me busy. Blogging took a back seat. A lot has happened since I last wrote in this blog. I think, looking back on my…

Oh, How This Heart Leaps for Hemingway

Hey there, Depending on how well you know me, you may have a general idea about my love and obsession for Ernest Hemingway. Here’s the strange thing, though; it extends beyond an appreciation for his texts. It gets into literary husband territory. What’s literary husband you ask? It’s like when someone “fangirls” about a celebrity…

A Commentary on La La Land and Dreamers

Hey there, I saw La La Land for the second time last night because, yes, it was that good. It was right up my alley; a movie about following dreams, romanticizing life, and it was tied all together with a nostalgic, vintage feel of an old-school Gene Kelly movie. And there were a lot of…

When Adult Choices Mean Putting Dreams on Hold – or do They?

Hey there, Don’t you love that click-bait title? Oh yes, such mystery… This morning I went to sign my mortgage renewal. Yes, I can’t believe it either; four years ago, on February 1st 2013, a day before my 25th birthday, I signed on the dotted line and purchased myself a home. Me. All by my…

Yearly Wrap-Up — Books Read in 2016

Hey there, The year is almost up – just a few more weeks to go – but I thought I would get working on my wrap-up. I don’t anticipate I will finish many more books before January first. Once work ends, we jump right into Christmas celebrations and then Boxing Day and there are a…