Pieces of Me

Not My Story

A new year brings with it a resurrection into a new life. A promise to do better, be better, want better. The idea of wiping the slate clean and starting again fuels our concrete filled minds as one year ends and another looms on the horizon. Yet I can’t help but feel that we start…

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Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for is certainly not a new idiom to enter the lexicon, nor is it a particularly insightful one. Yet it is something I tend to have at the back of my mind, something I think about when I play out the days, the weeks, the months ahead. I am certainly…

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Forgive your past

Forgiveness is something we often reserve only for others. A sacred burial ground we allow others to cross, or in some cases, do not allow them to cross. Almost as if forgiveness is a barren wasteland we create between ourselves and the hurt that has touched our lives. Sometimes it is far easier to never…

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The Seven Year Text Message

I can’t do this anymore. Seven years ago I hit send on the text message. I did not know what day it was. I did not know the date. The house was dark and dim, but I did not know the time. A tiny baby lay asleep in his cradle. A tiny toddler asleep in…

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One Word

Trying to sum up the complexity of who we are in one word seems a bit ridiculous. Nevertheless, social media seems to be the breeding ground for ridiculous and one morning as I was drinking my coffee a post popped up on my feed, something along the lines of asking someone you know to define…

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Don’t Bet Against Yourself

Social media: one stop shop for photo stalking, exercise validation, cooking videos, cat meme’s and inspirational quotes. There are so many inspirational quotes that many defeat their own purpose. I gloss over most of them. But one caught my attention, can’t remember where I saw it to link to, but in a gist it said…

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What stops us from starting?

Late last year an email landed in my inbox. It was an opportunity to apply for an upcoming reality television show. The idea of the show was to set a goal and challenge yourself to complete the goal in one year. I didn’t think much of it when I first read the email. But something took…

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Shifting Water

December 24 was my last blog post. Almost five weeks ago. Without giving it too much thought this might be the longest I have paused with my writing. It has been a good pause. A really good, soul clearing, mind shifting pause. A pause that has in all its capacity given me the chance to…

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In the arms of the angels

A cloud of disbelief hangs over me as I write this post. The cloud has been gathering all year. Slowly building and deepening in its hues of grey. I look back over this year in surreal disbelief. The moments that took place ten months ago feel like they happened ten years ago. Feel like they…

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Random Act of Spending 50K in One Day

Imagine you had fifty thousand dollars to spend in one day. Pay off the mortgage, go on a holiday, upgrade the car, renovate the house, pay for the kid’s education are all the instinctive bells that would ring and fifty thousand dollars could be spent in an instant. But what if all those things were…

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