I Melted

I Melted

My friend hugged me the other day.  It was her first chance to hug me since my dad died. I’ve talked to her since then and she’s said all the things she supposed to say. But this time she said the things and then leaned in and enveloped me. At first I was stiff. The...
Amy, the Author!

Amy, the Author!

In case you missed the announcement on Instagram and Facebook…. I am beyond excited (and a little nervous) to announce that I am going to be a published author!!! Over a decade ago I took a children’s writing class at Langara College. I loved it but when the...
John Brink: Against All Odds- A Review

John Brink: Against All Odds- A Review

Do you ever watch a movie and feel your stomach drop when the good guy gets into a ring with the bad guy? You’re rooting for the good guy, but you have your doubts. You watch as they circle one another and then suddenly the opponent lunges. Before you even realize...
Turn It Down

Turn It Down

I get stuck in my head and have a hard time getting out.   People tell me to stop overthinking, to get out of my head. But it’s a hard place to get out of once you’re there.   The self doubt. The voice saying ‘you can’t do this’ is hard to ignore.   I...
Don’t Measure My Steps

Don’t Measure My Steps

These are my steps, stepping out of my comfort zone. These are my steps, leading me in this direction. These are my steps. To you, my steps may be unnecessary. To you, my steps my be immeasurable. But I don’t need you to measure my steps. You may question the...
And I’m Stumped…

And I’m Stumped…

The other day my friend asked me a question that stumped me. We were having a rather deep conversation and I mentioned how it’s becoming more difficult to write authentically about my kids because I don’t want to embarrass them or share private information about them....