Do you remember going through the Wish List catalogue that Sears (RIP) would release each year? I would be so excited to go through every page and circle everything that I hoped my parents to get me that year. I’m laughing to myself, thinking about how ridiculous and expensive that wish list was when I […]Read More
I’m bad at music. I have no rhythm, could barely play Hot Cross Buns on the recorder, and can absolutely not carry a tune. My brain just doesn’t seem to process and remember music information. Ask me about a book I read when I was eleven, and I could give you the entire plot with […]Read More
First of all, how is it November already? Second, how is everyone doing these days? I had high hopes to have accomplished a lot by this time of the year, like completing (or almost completing) my 2021 Reading Challenge (I’m 28 books behind) and watching 31 days of horror flicks (again, I barely made it […]Read More
Self-care is something I think about a lot. Therapy did wonders for helping me unpack how I feel about things, which means I’m constantly evaluating what I need to help me get through tough moments. When my anxiety is acting up, I have to consider whether I should take a break from work or push […]Read More
It’s spooky season starting this Friday. Goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and all the other Halloween favourites are all very frightening, but do you know what scares me the most? Not being successful. And I don’t mean that in my career, but kind of just life in general. I fear that I won’t be able to pay […]Read More
I love movies. My friends and I would catch a late night movie every Sunday, watching whatever new blockbuster came out that week. Not surprisingly, 10 pm on a Sunday is not a super popular time to head to a movie theatre, and we would usually have the place to ourselves. Which, great for everyone […]Read More
Our friendship was destiny. We went to the same high school, almost worked the same part time job, before finally meeting at the world’s crummiest job. We bonded through our commiseration and discovered a mutual love for writing.
From Maria: What to say about Gindalee? Her nickname is Gin, but she doesn’t actually drink gin, which seems like a bit of a missed opportunity honestly. Gin’s favourite things in this world are her bed, cheesy romance novels and her Star Wars collection. She is, simply put, an awesome person.
I wanted to do this blog with her because her writing has something to say. Gin’s fiction is a delight to read and her opinion pieces always leave me thinking. She hits all the friendship goal markers (dependable, fun, sarcastic badass, etc.) but she’s also a really good person.
From Gindalee: I met Maria in 2018 through work during a time where there was an overwhelming amount of changes happening. New hires were starting, people were leaving for vacation – but safe to say, she didn’t shy around because not long after she started (her first day, actually) she struck up a conversation with the entire office.
But, let’s get real for a second – Maria is one of the realest people I have ever met. She’s blunt, sarcastic, and unapologetically herself. That’s what I really admire about her. Her favourite things are Rocket (her puppy), cooking, and the oxford comma.