Jessica

How I Manage My Depression

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I thought now was a good time to share a post about how I manage my depression, as autumn is a notoriously difficult time. (There’s a reason why Suicide Prevention Week is in September.) The days get shorter, the sun appears less even during the day, the weather changes, and, no matter how shitty you […]

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Our New Apartment: Progress and Plans

Well. It has been almost three weeks since we moved to Calgary. THREE WEEKS. Where has the time gone?! Wherever it is,  I’d like some of it back, please. Anyway, we thought now would be a good time to introduce you guys to our new apartment, show you the progress (ahah, what progress?!) and share our plans […]

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Sometimes, You Need to Cut Yourself Some Slack

Life is messy. And complicated. And unpredictable. People are, too. I don’t know about you, but despite that, I have this borderline compulsive need to plan everything. To be good at everything. To be well-rounded and well-liked and successful. All the time. At everything I do. Things around here have been in a state of upheaval for, […]

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The Overtracking Trap

As I’m sure you all know by now – unless you’ve never been here before, in which case, hello! – I am all about the goals. I am always setting goals for myself: goals for the next 1001 days, goals for the next six months, goals for the day/week/hour. Reading goals, writing goals, exercise goals. […]

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101 in 1001 – 6 Month Update

As of September 1, I have been working on my 101 in 1001 goals list (inspired by Sarah at The Chronicles of S) for a whole 6 months! In looking back, I have accomplished a lot, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the progress that I have […]

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A Sampling of Great Edmonton Eateries

Bryan and I like going out to eat (who doesn’t, right?). We had gotten into this bad habit of always going to the same places, though. While I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I will always be a little bit in love with the familiar, I wanted to branch out […]

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Creating The Life That You Want

My biggest problem is this: I often feel like I am living someone else’s life. Like, I sit up and think, “This can’t be my life.” Or, “When does the real thing actually start?” The problem with that, obviously, is that real life is now. It has started. It is here. And it is mine. So […]

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5 Documentaries

One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to watch 5 documentaries. I am always interested in documentaries, but I never actually get around to watching them, and with the plethora of cool ones available on Netflix, I thought it would be a fun and informative goal. I’m really glad that I did it, too! […]

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Reflections on an Experiment

I was going to post this ages ago (March 22, in fact) and I don’t know why I didn’t. I guess it got lost in the blog shuffle. It’s nice, though, that I get to post it today: August 19, exactly 5 months to the day since I returned to Canadian soil. Going to Ireland […]

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Side Projects: Poetry and Photography Challenges

I have been working on writing a novel, and, as is usually the case with large projects, I am finding my confidence and motivation flagging. (That happens to other people, too, right, not just me? Right?) So I sat down to brainstorm some side projects that I could do to help me continue feeling inspired […]

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