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Growth is a process

I’ve been full-time freelancing for three months now, and I thought I could puff myself up and share some of the wisdom I’ve gathered through this time. And by ‘wisdom’, of course, I mean ‘lint bits’. That’s just some of the clever language use you learn when you have several hours a day alone with […]

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In which we are surprised by pants

When I was a wee tacker and adults who weren’t me were in charge of every damn thing, we had mandatory sports participation at school. As I was only about two foot tall and not especially enthusiastic about physical motion, I pretty much hated it. I have a hilarious memory from kindergarten, where my class […]

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Up and/or down(ish)

Hi chums! So 2015 has been a pearler for me so far. Ups and downs, sort of, and we’re only three weeks in. I’ve just completed my training as a yoga teacher and it was the most wonderful thing ever. Guided by the wonderful Heather Agnew of Yoga Trinity, I and 19 other students studied, […]

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The spoken words

Last year (get used to saying that, babies), I started getting really into podcasts. It’s been a while: I first got into them way back in, like, 2007 or something. Maybe even earlier. When was KnitCast out? Anyway, I loved me some knitting podcasts and then gorged myself on Stash and Burn until I overdid […]

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New Year’s Day: Let’s see here

Good morning and welcome to 2015! One of my favourite traditions, which I first read about on the Yarn Harlot’s blog, is spend New Year’s Day doing a little of everything you want to do in the year. So I’ll be spending some time on all sorts of things: yoga, reading, writing, working, walking, knitting, […]

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Thanks 2014!

So it’s been an up-and-down kinda year. I’m reluctant to call any year a bad one (although there have been some 12-month periods of spectacular suckiness), but this one had some moments. (Speaking strictly personally here: I don’t have the words to even start on some of the massive horrible things that have happened around […]

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This is an outrage.

I’m sick. Again. It has been a tense year, and instead of my usual allocation of 1–2 viral infections over a twelve-month period, I’ve racked up four this year so far. The last three have been in the last three months, which a degree of frequency heretofore unseen. There’s not a lot to be done […]

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*whistle* Half-time over! Back on the field!

The year gallops! A friend once said to me that after August, there’s basically only a fortnight to Christmas. It’s been an intense year for me, and the second half of it is doubling down and getting even more vigorous. We spent June overseas, in the US and Switzerland, and came home with heads full […]

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Moving around and clearing it out

You’ve probably heard by now about the link between exercise and mental health, yeah? I mean, the fact that moving around makes you feel good? Seriously, you haven’t? Get out there and Google it, ya fool! This is serious stuff. I’ll wait. See what I mean? I’ll bet the results for your search covered scholarly […]

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Fatigue, fun, and frustration

Two things happened this year to give me reason to think about the triple-F of the heading up there. Fatigue, fun, and frustration. One: my job and workload shifted dramatically (and, I’m pleased to say, temporarily) so that I had fewer free hours, and fewer well-rested hours within those free hours. Two: my Mumini got […]

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