I can never adventure again. That was my first thought when my doctor told me I had a genetic degenerative disorder. I was experiencing 4-8 joint subluxations a day, I’d lost the ability to run or ride a bike and was beginning to lose the ability to walk long distances. I was in 24/7 pain. […]
Someone recently asked me, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” I like to think about the answer to this question at night when I can’t sleep, while staring at the glow in the dark stars on my ceiling. Sleepless nights happen more frequently since I returned to university for my third year. Maybe […]
Troll urine or fairy vomit? On a Peter Pan bus, the sticky liquid on the seat beside me could have been either one, or maybe something even less pleasant. I didn’t want to think about it. At six in the morning, having spent all of yesterday moping on the couch with a stomach bug, the […]
It’s a common misconception that in order to have a ‘real’ adventure, you have to travel out of county, out of state or province, or out of the country. Who says you have to leave home to have an adventure? Lately I’ve been focusing on viewing the area I grew up in in the same […]
I’ve been told many times that if I want to be a good writer, one of the most important things I can do is to read. And by that I don’t mean stuffing my head with ‘brain-candy’ books that are poorly crafted and generally meaningless. For example, the Twilight series. Sorry Stephenie! Classics trump glittering […]
As every good adventurous chick knows, the best stories come with scars. And I have many. You could almost say I collect them. The one on my shin reminds me of an afternoon spent with a backpacker buddy climbing up the side of a Guatemalan volcano. Its twin on the other shin is a memento […]
I’ve always been a writer. I fell in love with words at a very young age. I couldn’t read enough by the time I was five, and I dabbled in my own little writing projects off and on throughout the years, though it didn’t really become a serious hobby until I was eleven. For me, writing isn’t just a way to tell a story, or to document an experience. It’s a way to permanently capture a memory.