Learning to Walk Again

Well hello again blog.  How have you been?  It seems like it has been months since I have sat down in-front of my computer to write you a story… Oh wait it actually has been!There is a a reason for it, but I can’t share all the details.  2016 has hit me like a freight train, like a really big freight train, the kind that has like six locomotives at the front followed by like 1,000 big heavy box cars… That kind of freight train.  There have been a series of really unpleasant life events that have all occurred in rapid succession which have left me feeling rather overwhelmed.  It became way too much to deal with all at once.  So I have slammed on the brakes and I am slowly getting through it all day-by-day.

The piece that I am ready to get through today is blogging.  I haven’t made a vlog on YouTube in quite some time either.  I find that it takes far more effort to record a video clip, edit the clips together, and publish a video; but this post isn’t about vlogging.  My small step today has been to sit down and write which feels really, really good.

I am so thankful for all the amazing friends that I have in my life that have been here to support me through this rough patch.  Sometimes just having a friend remind me to relax and that tomorrow is a brand new day was all I needed.

Aside from all the events that have happened so far this year, another struggle I have is remembering to write my ideas and stories down.  As you know, I am a bus driver which gives me a lot of time to think.  I get the opportunity to travel around Winnipeg and see a lot of things that would make for killer blog material, but I can’t just pull over and start writing on the side of the road.  Could you imagine…

“Ummmm… Driver… Why are we stopped?”

“Hold on… I’m blogging…”

It is even a challenge to note down the ideas on a piece of paper while I’m at work since I am required to focus on safely maneuvering my gigantic metal bus down the extremely narrow streets while avoiding the limitless numbers of hazards.  By the time I get to the next place to stop and would have had the chance to note down my blog idea, I have had my attention pulled away to avoid 160 pot holes, 239 cars, and answer 172 questions about how to get downtown.

Don’t interpret that as me complaining, safe driving and customer service are my priorities while I am at work.  Maybe I am just getting old and need to play more brain games to improve my memory skills in order to remember what it was I wanted to write about again today.

What was I talking about again?  Oh ya… Blogging…

I am really thankful that life has appeared to take a break from building hurdles in my path.  It has certainly provided me an opportunity to do a lot of reflection on what my goals and priorities are going to be for 2016.  That being said, I am really excited to be writing again today and I hope that this inspiration will continue and I can continue to create new stories and adventures to share with you.

I hope you are all having an amazing Wednesday!  Until next time…




How are we already 11 days into the new year? Time seems to be speeding up and I have no idea where it is going, but I’m sure that it is probably the same black hole where all my socks keep ending up.

I have started many random blog posts over the past almost two weeks and have never felt that they are worthy of being posted. I know that I am my own worst critic, but I also don’t want to post work that I can’t be proud to have attached my name too.

I keep hitting a wall though as I start to type and am struggling to push past. It has been happening for a very long time now and I am tired of feeling like my writing ends up in a negative space that I don’t want to post.

I am forcing myself to finish this piece quickly as I have to get ready for work and my cup of coffee is now empty. I just wanted to say that I appreciate your patience as a reader for my lack of consistency in writing and posting. I know that I have to push this wall down and get myself into a more positive head space to enjoy sharing my stories with you.

Have an amazing weekend and until next time.

Fighting the Battle


I know that I have disappeared off the radar this week. Life has been challenging me to say the least. Things overall are good and I really don’t have anything worthy of complaining about, but I am just feeling a little deflated and like something isn’t fitting in my universe.

I am certain that things will come together as they always do. Thanks for your patience while I figure things out. I am not sure what changes will come my way, but I promise it will be an adventure just as it always is!