Last night I drove my daughter to a call-back for a modelling gig (think second interview). Actually, this one was more of an acting job. My brother had warned us that call-backs were much more difficult than initial auditions, so my girl was a little on edge, and a bit nervous. Her n
Now that I’ve been working full-time for just over seven months, I realize I have put some personal goals on the back burner over the past little while. No need to beat myself up about it (or ever!), as life constantly changes, and with it, a change in priorities often follows.
Let’s be real here. Travel is not always possible. My last trip was in 2015 and it was a big one at that. Train travel through Europe over 12 days with my teen. That was living the dream, at least my dream. But in the year and a half since then, life has gotten in the way. I was
As I lay in bed last night, feeling a little anxious about the first day back at work after the holidays (I’m on my own now!), one thing became crystal clear: I can’t allow this new job – as much as I’ve been enjoying it – to take over my entire life. It&
Last week an article I wrote about heartbreak and the lessons I’ve learned, was published. And it got me thinking about travel, and how it has been instrumental in helping me heal over the years. I remember maybe ten years ago, going through probably the biggest break-up of my life. T
As far back as I can remember, I enjoyed making things. When I was a small child, our family’s home backed onto Lake Ontario and I remember walking over the countless number of smooth rocks that lined the shore, collecting broken glass pieces that had fallen between the cracks.
It was a Saturday night as I sat on my comfy sofa, channel changer in hand, looking through Netflix at my choice of entertainment. I passed Cowspiracy as I had a number of times before and wondered if I was in the mood this time. I had heard some buzz about the film, and as a sucker f
We drove up Kennedy Road instead of the usual route up Hurontario, me hoping to avoid as much traffic and road construction as possible. I had texted my daughter earlier in the day when she was at school, to ask her if she had wanted to see a movie tonight, and she did. So there we we
The most common comment I hear when talking about the recent trip I took to Europe with my 14 year old has been something along the lines of “So you didn’t book a tour? You planned everything on your own? That takes courage!” Yes, it does. I know this because of the
Why do so many people fear being alone? Why??? It’s a question I’ve had for some time now. I was reminded recently when a friend told me that he could not invite me over to see his new place because his girlfriend might get jealous. I pushed him further – what would