Quarantine for Introverts

Hej och välkommen. My name is Gin, and I’m an introvert.  Last week, Maria wrote about dealing with quarantine as an extrovert; I’m here to explain the other side of things. A little while ago, I wrote about being an introvert in ‘I Wish‘. And while the public consensus is that introverts are made for quarantine, […]

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Quarantine for Extroverts

Hi, I’m Maria, and I’m an extrovert. Which means quarantine sucks.  As an extrovert, I get my energy from social interaction. I thrive in social settings, I have multiple groups of friends, I’m loud (and a wee bit obnoxious), and I don’t really enjoy a lot of alone time. Not because I don’t like myself […]

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I Want to Ride My Bicycle

My brain has been one hell of a foggy mess these past few weeks. I haven’t been able to focus much on anything other than work and thinking of what I’m going to eat. Although, it finally cleared up over the long weekend when I took my bike out for the first ride of the […]

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Home

Have you ever spent time just wondering what it would be like to start over? To start a new life somewhere and have no one know your name, who you are, what you’ve been through?  These are the thoughts I used to wonder daily. They would float around, a strange dream of something new and […]

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Cooking with Gin: How to Pretend You’re Healthy During Quarantine

Hello and welcome to your new way of life – for now at least.   Last week, my employer had sent us to work from the comfort and safety of our homes due to the COVID-19 situation that has affected many lives. So without my commute, time to get ready and other factors, I have […]

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Unconscious Pessimism

I’ve had a really good week. Like an awesome week. Since Wednesday, I received some good news I’d been waiting for, I finished a huge project at work, my grandma was discharged from the hospital after a month and a half, and I became a Zia to an adorable little girl. It was like happiness […]

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I Wish

I wish for you to be brave with your words with your walk with your…I wish for you to be happy of your body of your mind of your… I wish that I could finish that poem.  In all honesty, I’ve been trying for a very long time, and I can’t finish it. Maybe it’s […]

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Oh the Places We Will Go!

I’ve lived my entire life in one city in the centre of Canada. So have my parents. My grandparents immigrated here from Italy back in the 60’s and my entire family lives here. All of my uncles and aunts and cousins and grandparents are no more than thirty minutes away at any given time. Then […]

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Not Your Average Gamer

Video games. They’re something that has always been in my life, but not something that I do regularly. I’m what some would call a “casual gamer.”  I started my life as a gamer when I was a young kid on the Super Nintendo. I would play Super Mario World (1990), Donkey Kong Country (1994), and […]

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Uncomfortable Questions: Relationship Edition

It’s Valentine’s Day this week and that means love is in the air. Or maybe that’s the smell of discount chocolate. Either way, we’re happy.  Dating is a roller coaster of elation and general disappointment, and there are plenty of uncomfortable questions on the journey to find the one. Obviously, time and place is everything […]

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