Sister, Sister

Did you know there was a day dedicated to celebrating siblings? Yep. April 10th is Siblings Day! Sibling rivalry was abundant in our household growing up. My sisters and I (each with nearly a two-year age gap) had extremely polarizing personalities. At times we were like night and day, hot and cold, oil and water. My older sister was conventional and a rule-follower, a studious learner. My other sister was girly, simple, easygoing, and carefree. And I (middle child) can only be characterized as the Continue reading

No Regrets

“Babe?! Babe!!? I. Don’t. Think. This. Is. A. GOOD. IDEA!! BABE!?!!”

My rising panic increased with each stilted word as I was starting to lose my grip and footing on the icy steps. This was not a great start to our first hike of the year.

Charlotte was in daycare and my husband took the day off so we could do something nice- just the two of us for my birthday. Before Charlotte existed, we both loved traveling abroad and planning grand adventures which included trying different cuisines and discovering local hideaways. Even though the province I live in is still under varying stages of lockdown, I was really looking forward to the day. I found a Continue reading

The Business of Aging

I hate my birthday, never liked it. I mean, I am grateful to be celebrating each birthday as it comes but other than that, I hate my birthdays. When I was younger it was more so because I disliked the spotlight. I feel very uncomfortable being the centre of attention so most of the times if we had to celebrate my birthday, I always opted for a quiet dinner with a small group of friends. But even that was sometimes too much pressure for me because I Continue reading

One Year Later, Are We There Yet?

“Can you hear me?” 
“What about now?” 
“Carol, I think you’re on mute.”
“Do you have your mic plugged in?”
“I can see everyone but I can’t hear anyone!”
“What’s the dial-in number, does anyone know?”
“Oh dear, hang on- my kid just opened the front door!”

And that’s how the last 12 months have been like for most of us. PURE. JOY. I don’t know about you, but I am Continue reading

The First Step

I recently decided to infuse some adventure into my life.youtube I went cliff diving quit YouTube forever for a week. I know, I am being totally reckless! Who am I? If you know me (which most of you don’t- ha), you’ll know I’m rather addicted to YouTube. The word “addiction” is probably a gross understatement for my insidious problem. It is
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