Just an island girl who loves adventure. Trying to live my best life in this messed up, beautiful world. And writing along the way...
How A Pear Tree Changed My Perspective On Art
Art has never really been my thing. Walking through this gallery staring at the many canvases reiterates that to me. How do people rationalize spending thousands of dollars on this stuff? I look at the canvas in front of me, it’s an enormous painting of a simple pear tree. You could probably find something similar on a smaller scale at a thrift store for a dollar. You’re probably wondering why I’m at an art gallery at all considering my thoughts on it.
Mother And The Marigolds
I know it’s probably a little dark but for as long as I can remember death has fascinated me. Maybe it’s because being pregnant with me was the reason my Mother stopped chemo and passed away shortly after I was born. Maybe it’s something branded deep in my subconscious from a past life. Maybe I’m just a odd person. No matter the reason there was just something about the fact life can just be over, someone’s essence can just vanish in a millisecond, that makes me appreciate and love each moment I live and breathe.
A Sunny Day On The Lucky Lily
I pull into the docks in my black 99’ Ford cobra. I’m late for work. The skipper is going to be furious. However, my sprits are still drastically high from my morning coffee. I finally got a chat and a number from the beautiful barista Lindsay whom I’ve been crushing on since stumbling upon the little coffee shop she works at.
Sunshine and Espresso
The sound of bells ring as I push open the door, the smell of tasty baked goods and caffeine hit me like a ton of bricks. This is always the highlight of my morning. The beautiful barista appears at the counter and flashes me a smile. I can feel myself blushing, the heat flushes my cheeks.
Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs (Sunday) Dinner
Traditional Newfoundland (Sunday) Jiggs Dinner. Newfoundland and Labrador has a very unique strong culture with many traditions, Jiggs dinner is just one of many. Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly part of North America, the island joined confederation in 1949 as the last province to join Canada. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean our fisheries are a huge part of our history. Hunting and fishing is still a significant part of our culture and economy. And we are well known for our accents and cuisine.
Where the Wild Things are
Where the Wild Things Are. As a child I grew up a little different than many of the children around me. I was raised by my mother. When I was two we moved home to Newfoundland from Ontario where I was born. My parents were never married and my Dad was not involved in my life. I always felt like something was missing and my imagination was pretty eccentric trying to fill that emptiness with creations of my own mind. I had imaginary pets I would take for walks and take to the park and talk to. My reading level, according to my teachers, was a few years ahead of my age level. I would get so immersed in the stories, I’d connect on a completely different level with the lives and characters in the books I would read. I wouldn’t be able to tell you how many books I read as a child. It kinda let me forget about the chaos and my emotions and feelings about my own life and let me take on all these other roles. It was my therapy. I’d envision and become part of the pages I’d read, and when a story was finished, if I was really captivated by it, I experienced what I can only explain as a kind of mourning. Mourning the end of a journey I was on. Which would typically lead me to pick up the next story and start the cycle again.
Miscalculating the difficulty of trail running
Okay, so a tiny bit of personal history. I’d consider myself a fairly active person. I'm a single mother of two rambunctious kiddos, one with autism. I’ve completed two 5k foam fest obstacle courses. I’m the ambassador for a local all girls hiking group called “hiker babes”. I enjoy pretty much all things outdoors; hiking, swimming, running, kayaking, fishing, you name it.