The One Year Mark: 101 in 1001

Can you believe that it has been one year since I sat down in my apartment in Cork (!!) and wrote out my 101 in 1001 list? It is a hefty list, with some pretty major goals on it. I have severe doubts that I will get through all of them by my November 26, […]

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Quitting My Job Without Another One Lined Up Was the Best Risk I Ever Took

It was a risk. A huge risk. I knew that I should be grateful just to have a job, to be able to pay my bills, and keep food on the table. But there was something missing. No, it wasn’t just that. My current situation was actively making me miserable. I got a tight, anxious […]

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Canmore: A Photo Essay

Sometimes, the city can be suffocating. The greatest thing about living in Calgary is the easy access to the mountains; forty five minutes and we are there. This past weekend, I was feeling a bit constricted by all the skyscrapers, people, and noise, so we jumped in the car and headed to Canmore. It was […]

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On Impermanence

I woke up the other night from a nightmare, and I could barely breathe. The darkness pressed around me, and I struggled to calm my galloping heart, to rein in my breathing. My hands felt numb, my limbs tingly, sure signs of an imminent panic attack. It wasn’t the nightmare that brought it on. Not […]

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Trying a New Art Medium

I never considered myself to be a visually creative person. I always wished I was, but brushed it off, thinking, “I have other talents, it’s fine.” But I watched my very visually talented friends and fiance, and wished that I could have a little bit of what they have. So when it came time for […]

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