Getting Back To Normal… Whatever That Is!

  

Look at me go… writing a blog again!

I meant to sit down and write a blog yesterday, but I ended up sleeping most of the day so that clearly didn’t happen.  I figured I should pick a day of the week for updates and somehow that ended up being Wednesday because it is the only day of the week that starts with a “W” and I’m writing.  However, it is Thursday and I don’t really feel like Googling “T” words that mean something about writing… so we are just going to go with it.

This week has been amazing.  I am super thankful for all the nice things that people have said and done over the last little while to help me process all the craziness that happened. I am feeling incredible and am ready to resume my version of “normal” even though I feel like nothing in my life is really that “normal.”  I think I live on a pretty awesome version of “special” where I find myself presented with opportunities that are pretty out of the ordinary.

I am going to be resuming full work days starting tomorrow which I am really looking forward to.  I have missed my routine of knowing what shifts I am working and what time I have to get out of bed.  It will also be nice to see some of my regular passengers again that always have something nice to say to start the day.

I am going to cut this blog a little bit short today because I am going to be late for an appointment if I don’t get myself out the door like 3 minutes ago.  I hope you all have an amazing week and I will chat again soon! Until next time, Be Super!

-M

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…

-M

Who Even Reads This?

  

The time is 02:54, I just walked in the door from work. I haven’t even taken off my uniform yet, but have had the urge to start writing immediately. The strangest part is that I have no idea what I want to write about. I just know that I need to pull some words out of my head because they are clouding my perceptions of reality. 

I was consistently finding a story to share, or some words to post on my blog for about the first week of my 29th year of existence. However, I once again got sidetracked by life and stopped focusing on my priorities. It feels like as soon as one day of writing is missed, it quickly turns into two which becomes a week which becomes so many days that I don’t even remember what happened since the last time I sat down to write. 

One of the last posts I made was brought to my attention by a friend. The comment was made of “does anyone actually read your blog?” It caught me off guard because I have never really been driven by the idea of who does or doesn’t read my blog or watch my videos. I do it because I enjoy being creative, and I hope that as I do it more I will be able to create better and better products. 

I let the comment discourage me a little. I lost my focus about why I do the things I enjoy doing. I enjoy sitting down and writing a blog post. I love trying to take pieces of video and turn it into a movie. I do these things because I want to do it. 

When I don’t post stories, I end up overwhelmed by the many ideas floating around in my head that want a creative outlet, but have been left trapped in my brain. I think I might be rambling in circles because I am tired. I just needed to get my words off my chest. 

Don’t forget, we are all a superhero to someone!

Gone Missing Again?

I feel like it may be a tad bit presumptuous of me to think that you have missed me, but I sure hope that you have noticed that I haven’t posted anything. Perhaps you thought that I fell off the blogging band wagon, but that wasn’t the case at all. In fact, this blogging hiatus has been completely intentional, but not at all planned.  

The truth is that I have recently suffered an injury and have been focused on my recovery. I am slowly starting to heal, but still have a distance to go until I will hopefully be pain free. Thankfully, I have been able to return to work on reduced hours. 

I figured that I should take a moment to check in with you all and say hello. I look forward to being able to find some more adventures in the future to share with you. Unfortunately, the road to recovering my health has been rather un-shareworthy. Hopefully I will find myself fixed up very soon. So far the healing process has begun, but I’m still hurting and not enjoying the ability to do activities that I enjoyed prior to my injury. Stay tuned!

Totally Deserved It

As you may or may not have noticed, I have decided to take the last few days off from writing. I suppose that isn’t entirely true, I’ve decided to take the last few days off from posting my writing.

I have been working on several different posts that have taken a bit more time and effort to write as compared to my usual quick blogs about random thoughts from my day. I have also been dealing with a few obstacles in my personal life that have distracted me from completing my goal of sharing my stories with you.

Needless to say, I am not at all disappointed in the fact that I took a short break from posting because I needed a few days to catch up with myself. I was able to enjoy some much needed alone time and do some activities that I just wanted to do without needing to depend on anyone else.

That being said, I am looking forward to sharing some of those stories over the next few days with you. I am also trying to bring some different and diverse posts back to my blog, which is taking a bit of time to get used to adding these activities to my world, but it is a fun adventure.

On that note, I have to sign off for now because I have to go to work. Have a super Saturday!

Struggling

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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.

The blog is back, alright?

Man it has been way too long since I have curled up with my keyboard and typed out a blog post. I am really excited to announce today that I have relaunched my website. I apologize that I took so long to get back onto the inter web, but sometimes life happens and we are forced to accept things happening in our life that weren’t expected. At least that is what happened in my case.

I am not going to write a long post tonight, you’ll have to wait for that to happen in the next few days. However, I will leave you with my latest YouTube video to tie you over until I have the chance to write again. Have a SuperSunday and don’t forget to subscribe!

Happy Anniversary to Me!



Yesterday, WordPress informed me that my blog celebrated its first birthday!  I am a little disappointed that I didn’t remember that it was coming or planning a party, but alas one year of blogging has come and gone.

The last year has been filled with many changes and most of those I didn’t see coming.  I am lucky to be sharing a life and home with Mike in Calgary, I am glad to have accomplished my goal of returning to work for one of the two major airlines in Canada, I am happy to be driving bus again and seeing things that I wouldn’t have if not for this hobby made into a job, but most importantly I am blessed with amazing friends that I am able to share my story with.

I will admit that I had hopped that I would have been more dedicated to writing, but life got in the way and it is impossible to change the past.  Writing is one of my favourite creative outlets as it allows me the opportunity to organize my thoughts, share my experiences, and hopefully benefit you as the readers in one way or another.

Over the next year my blogging goals include to share more travel stories with you as Mike and I, along with friends, travel around the world and hopefully make some amazing memories together.  I would also like to be more dedicated to writing as I love sharing my thoughts, ideas, and experiences with you.  Lastly, I would like to make time to create video memories along with the written ones to share with you.

Are pictures more valuable than words?

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There are so many moments that I experience everyday that I wish I could share with friends. As I am laying in bed thinking about what to share with you today, I had the realization that I am really bad at taking pictures to share.

My life certainly isn’t boring, but if you flipped through my iPhone you would certainly be convinced otherwise. It has become a random mash up of one or two pictures of one event that don’t make a coherent story.

I love looking at old photographs and seeing a glimpse of the way things were done in the generations before us. I think that documenting our life in a similar way would be fun.

So to my friends in advance, I’m sorry if I become that annoying picture guy. If that happens, let me know cause this is a learning curve for me too!

I’m excited for this new adventure and can’t wait to share it with you! SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!