Why I’m Okay Being Chopped Liver (For Now)

When I was pregnant, early on before knowing the gender of our baby, I secretly wanted a boy. I know- as a mom, this is sort of one of those unspoken rules you’re never to speak of: never admit your favourite child and never say which gender you would have preferred first. Hear me out, though. My husband is a Continue reading

Can You Change Who You Are?

Your personality is generally formed by the time you enter elementary school- at least that’s what I’ve been told. Based on that theory, that would mean every characteristic you’re supposed to embody, everything you’re supposed to be is already a seed in your soul that is ready to sprout. Naturally, I got to thinking, can you really change who you were meant to be?

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I grew up as a sensitive, timid, quiet girl. I hate the spotlight. As a prepubescent girl, I was constantly unsure of myself- questioning my abilities and my worth. I didn’t really have a voice or the faith in myself to defend deeply held beliefs. I thought I was set in my ways; I would always be a mousy introvert who preferred to follow, rather than lead, the pack. I would never be the person who Continue reading

Let It Rain

I once heard that you spend your whole life trying to get over your childhood. I’d say that’s a pretty true statement- at least for me. Perhaps I took my childhood for granted. I didn’t see the valuable lessons there until recently- until I had my own child, until I met others who Continue reading

For Better or For Worse

Marriage is tough in the best of times but in pandemic times? Forget about it! I don’t even have to look at official statistics to confirm it. Just anecdotally I would bet a shiny penny that the rate of divorce is probably at an all-time high.

I believe it was Chris Rock who once Continue reading

Five Memoirs That Changed My Life

Okay, maybe they didn’t change my life in any cosmic way but they dramatically shifted my perspective on my colourful upbringing. Instead of finding fault in the struggles my sisters and I overcame as kids growing up in our chaotic household, I have learned to be grateful for it. I am thankful for those exact struggles we faced because I am proud of the people we’ve become.

People always Continue reading