The Ultimate Gift Guide from A Part-Time Writer

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 […]

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Music Therapy

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 […]

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Let’s Accomplish Everything in 2 Months

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 […]

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Self-Care: More Than Candles and Naps

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 […]

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What Scares Me The Most

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 […]

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Growing up as a ’90s Kid

Do you remember growing up in the ‘90s or early 2000s? Was it filled with good, bad, or downright embarrassing moments? The barrettes, the furbies, the denim, everything? Oh, and let’s not forget the collection of VHS movies.  I recently watched Kid 90 on Prime Video the other day. It takes a look at young […]

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Stop Asking Me Why I Don’t Want Kids

“Why don’t you want kids?” If only I had a nickel for the amount of times I’ve been asked that in the last month. Maybe it’s my age (a ripe ol’ 27) or not having seen people in a year, but conversations have been migrating towards settling down and having children more and more lately. […]

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How to be a Tourist in Your Own City

As things begin to open up and I start to leave my house more, I figured this would be a great time to explore my city. Honestly, when you think of Winnipeg, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Usually, it’s a friggin’ cold place to live, and there’s not much else going on […]

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Anxious About the Return to Normal

I’ve talked on this blog about how the pandemic has been difficult as an extrovert. Before, I would get a lot of my energy from seeing my friends and a busy calendar; social things fed my battery and supported my mental health. But now, after over a year of limited in-person interactions, I have social […]

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What They Don’t Tell You About Road Trips

Road trips are always fun when you begin the trip. You have your playlist at the ready, a giant pile of snacks in the back seat, and a list of wacky roadside attractions to take ironic pictures with along the way. All this made even better by the excitement of a vacation at the end […]

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