Goodbye Dear Summer, Hello Newcomer

Squirrels and chipmunks pitter-patter and chatter, As Fall's warm breath turns to Winter's icy exhalation. The stars in the sky float at ease, Before turning into frigid constellations. ~ Autumn being just a tease, Of an unpleasant time to come. The smell of decay rides upon the breeze, As the Earth bids adieu to the … Continue reading Goodbye Dear Summer, Hello Newcomer

New Orleans And Being Absolutely Terrified

Back in 2009, I was enrolled in a Police Foundations program. It was the final year of my course and we had one big trip planned to kick it all off. Our teacher had decided to organize a trip down to New Orleans to spend a week with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for those less fortunate. With a taste for adventure in my blood, I quickly signed up to join in on the fun and to earn the right to list some charitable work on my future resume. When the time came, I drove a group of my classmates down to Louisiana to participate in Habitat for Humanity for one week.

The Sunshine Blogger Award from Mandy

My blogging friend Mandy from "That We Might" has nominated me for this Sunshine Blogger Award! Now, I don't always participate in these awards but her questions were irresistible and she's really quite a dear who leaves very insightful and interesting comments. So I wanted to play along. 😉  Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award from Mandy

Beowulf, Tolkien, Overcoming Anxiety, and Momentum in Life

A few things happened to me today. First, I overcame my fear of public speaking by making a presentation to my class at University about the contrasts between the poetic epic that is Beowulf and the masterpieces which Tolkien had produced. I don't know if any of you had known, but Tolkien was kind of … Continue reading Beowulf, Tolkien, Overcoming Anxiety, and Momentum in Life

A Survival Guide For Introverts – Part II

“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a … Continue reading A Survival Guide For Introverts – Part II

The Results of the “Emotions in Motion” Giveaway Contest

First of all - Wow, I am so incredibly impressed by the quality of the submissions that were entered into this contest. I'm also humbled to have so many amazing writers who follow this blog and who've bothered to enter for this contest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you … Continue reading The Results of the “Emotions in Motion” Giveaway Contest

“His Once More”, Guest Post Poem on Yeka’s Blog, It’s All About Love

Check it out! I wrote this one specifically for Yeka. As most of you know, I am not actually religious or believe in God, however I wrote this one to be special for her. I know what she believes and I respect that. She's also been up against many health challenges lately. I just wanted … Continue reading “His Once More”, Guest Post Poem on Yeka’s Blog, It’s All About Love

What I Learned Living in France for Two Months

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”  ― Charles de Gaulle France Back in 2013, I was just finishing up my 2-year backpacking stint through Australasia and I was preparing to head back to Canada with my girlfriend at the time. It didn't end up being a great relationship, or even … Continue reading What I Learned Living in France for Two Months

First week of School is Behind Me. Self-Doubt, Social Anxiety, And Perseverance

So, I'm just over a week into my studies now and doing a lot of reading which is awesome. I find that when I'm forced to do a lot of reading, it has an effect on me similar to meditation. It forces my mind to quiet down and focus. My compulsion to jump from one … Continue reading First week of School is Behind Me. Self-Doubt, Social Anxiety, And Perseverance