We have officially witnessed more than 50% of the moments this year has to offer, and yet the seconds that have tick-tocked away can’t explain the last 184 days. How is it that March and April felt like the longest decades ever, yet May and June came and went in an instant?
This week has felt like it has been approximately one billion years long, and at the same time I can’t seem to believe that today is Friday already. I could have sworn on Wednesday that it was the 39th of Smarch. How the hell does that work? Maybe it’s the weather?
While the decade doesn’t really end until the final stroke of midnight on December 31st, 2020 (approximately 353ish days from now), I thought I’d take a minute to review the last 10 years because it’s apparently the thing to do. More specifically, I thought I would reflect on some of the things that have had…
Earlier this week I rang in the new year with my brothers and cousin (who also happened to be in Ostrava for the World Juniors hockey tournament) and throngs of folks who lined Stodolní street to celebrate. Since January 1 was also the anniversary of the day that Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and…
I’m sure it comes as no surprise for me to write that 2019 was a busy year of travel, although it may surprise you to know that it wasn’t nearly as busy as previous years. I won’t lie, this makes me sad. I clearly have some catching up to do in 2020.
It seems that while travel was still a major component of my life in 2019, I was shockingly domestic. That is, I seem to have spent a significant amount of my year (and money) dealing with home improvements. Who have I become?
As I mentioned in my previous post, I feel like I’m not travelling nearly enough. In fact, I believe that I’ve spent more consecutive time in Guelph in the last two months than I have in the past three or four years, and that feels so very weird to me. It probably comes as no…
Visiting Guelph is fun. Yes, I know I live here, but given that I seem to spend more time away (that’s not a complaint for someone who is constantly wanderlusting), it really does feel that most of my time in Guelph is visiting.
When I stepped out of the plane last Wednesday, I took a moment to enjoy the fact that I was back in Rigolet. The air, crisp and cold, felt good on my skin.
After spending an entire day working from Jungle Jim’s in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nic, Jason, Frazer, and I awoke way too early this morning to make our way to the airport to catch the flight that would deliver us to Rigolet. This would be my first time back to the community since August of 2018….
In less than 48 hours, I’ll be heading to the airport with Nic as we make our way back to Rigolet. That’s right, folks. I’m ditching our lovely Ontario winter weather to head north for a slightly chillier, and definitely snowier adventure.
It has been well over a month since I boarded a plane. While this might be considered a sure sign of the apocalypse, please rest assured that this lapse in vertical gain will soon be corrected.
Now that 2018 has been filed away under things of the past, it’s time to look to the future and what it could be. More specifically, it’s time for me to write down the things I want to achieve before the clock ushers in yet another new year.
Considering everything that has dominated the headlines around the world this year, one might best describe 2018 as a glorious dumpster fire fueled by the antics of an orange bloviating toddler and those who would emulate his example (or at least be emboldened by it). And yet, despite all of the awful things we’ve read…
One of the things that I wanted to accomplish this year was to read more for fun. In the past, a slow year would have seen me consuming a novel a week. I devoured books. And then I suddenly didn’t.