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I turned 38.  When I was 25, 38 seemed old. It seemed far away, and almost like a hurdle to all the things I wanted to do with my life. At 25, I had plans to travel the world, meet interesting people, have experiences that would change my life perspective (such as running with bulls… Read More

Once Upon A Time

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Once upon a time, I could write four or five blog posts in one sitting, and have them scheduled out over a couple of weeks. Now, on Mondays, I realize at 5.00pm that I have no post written or scheduled, and I take photos for my weekly photography project, mere hours before my Thursday is… Read More

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“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” - E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly   You think that when you write a blog, have numerous social media outlets in which to express yourself, you'd record down every moment in… Read More

My Story

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This time of the year is one of my favourite and least favourite - yes, it's blogging conference season when people get to meet each other face to face, old friends reconnect, new friends are made, blogging mojo is restored, and photos are abundant on social media.  This is the fourth consecutive year I've missed… Read More

20 Strangers

in Humor 63 comments
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You must be aware by now of a new phenomenon of sorts that's making waves on social media - that of 20 Strangers. The first was 20 strangers who were asked to kiss each other for the first time ever. (Um, awkward)   Then of course, there was a parody - 20 strangers giving each… Read More

Said No One Ever

in Humor, Life 88 comments
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Or maybe it's just "said Alison never". Nothing about pregnancy sucks. No, I don't want or need the extra 10 minutes of sleep. I don't mind the kids interrupting me when I'm doing my bathroom business. Why would someone eat ice cream every day? I hate cupcakes. I love Internet trolls. They make life so much… Read More

A Few Good Things

in Life 67 comments
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2014 is turning out to be a fabulous year, and I want to tell you about a few good things that is making it so!  First, my essay about a broken friendship has been chosen to be part of an anthology, My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends, the second book… Read More

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