The Up’s and Down’s of Adventure: Hiking the German Alps

The Up’s and Down’s of Adventure: Hiking the German Alps

Currently, I am curled up on the floor of my new living room with a fuzzy white blanket draped over my aching legs. Yesterday, I told myself that I would take it easy, let my body rest. A few hours after that internal conversation I found myself staring up at a mountain peak that I [...]

Monday Thoughts: perspective, healing, being. 

Monday Thoughts: perspective, healing, being. 

Monday thoughts: It looks differently from above. My car slowly rose out of the valley. As I rolled along the highway keeping up to pace with the other vehicles my eyes darted out the window. I allowed them to stay fixed on the view below. I feasted on the valley that was filled to the [...]

The difference between “tired” and “chronic illness tired”

The difference between “tired” and “chronic illness tired”

The grey sky is dull and dreary. The only glimpses of colour on this cold September day is the tops of the trees that are fading from the green hues of summer to the golden glow of autumn. Glistening diamonds of rain cling to the earth and its inhabitants, almost protectively. The thing about grey [...]

How We Paid off 25,000$ in Student Loans in 9 Months

How We Paid off 25,000$ in Student Loans in 9 Months

Halloween is next month, and I'm already seeing the bright costumes and big boxes of candy lining the shelves at the stores. But what is even scarier than the scariest Halloween horror movie? Ah yes, good ol’ debt. Student loans to be specific. I remember the dread I felt my whole last year of university [...]

golden love

golden love

 ethereal pink merges with pastel oranges the sky is blooming and dancing  soft hues melt together, so languid they are one everything is burning gold, dripping fire  the world is alive because I look through your eyes Your love is burning gold, dripping fire the way your heart merges with mine  we are alive and [...]

Hard Days

Hard Days

The sun shines differently now Time ticks slowly by Pain clarifies somehow I see it with a different eye Colours more intensely seen A soft covering of haze I vividly remember where I've been So much learned from hard days Out of the dirt comes life Things once important now trivial Worry and toil are [...]