Thoughts

Figuring Sh*t Out: Career Path Edition

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I’ve been feeling lost for a long time. While I was still a student, I could ignore it. A lot of my identity was tied up in being in university, in learning and classes and campus. But once I graduated, that safety net was gone and it became abundantly clear that I had no idea […]

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Beating the Socially Awkward Blues – 3 Tips

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Being successful as a self-employed/freelance business person has as much to do with selling yourself as it does selling your product. That doesn’t mean you have to be some sleazy used car-salesman charisma machine – on the contrary, people will see through that in a minute. However, you do have to have at least a […]

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School’s Out For ..Ever – Should you go to Photo School?

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My time as a student has finally come to a close. A core part of my identity, gone at the end of a meandering week consisting of a couple lingering assignments. And it was this anticlimactic thing.There was no specific moment where I said, “Yes, I’m done.” This is the way the world ends. Not […]

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Nerdlove at the Calgary Expo

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“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human […]

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The Name Game: A(nother) Feminist Perspective

I always assumed that, when I got married, I would take my husband’s name. Most girls assume this, and something like 80% of women end up doing just that. It wasn’t until I began identifying as a feminist that a small, niggling doubt entered my mind. Should I change my last name? There has been a lot […]

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Homebodies: Why I’m Considering a Home Birth

The other night, I watched an awesome documentary: The Business of Being Born. I’ve always wanted to be a mother, I’ve always loved children. Birth has always been a fascinating thing to me. That a woman’s body nourishes and grows a baby, and then pushes it out through a rather tiny space is awe-inspiring. You […]

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How Not to Be a Pain in the Ass at the Movies

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We have been to a lot of movies lately. In the last week we have seen Les Miserables, This is 40, The Hobbit, and The Rise of the Guardians. It was interesting that The Rise of the Guardians theatre was chock full of little kids, and it was probably the best behaved theatre we have […]

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Self-censorship

I spend a lot of time hiding myself. Constructing a persona that will be pleasing to as many people as possible. That will convince those who love me that I don’t have any dangerous opinions or original thoughts. I censor myself. I spend tons of time wondering if I would be better off acting differently, […]

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Weekly Love-In

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Jessica Clumsy Thor There are many things that I am loving this week, but I think the one that takes the cake is definitely Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. We all know I hero-worship Joss Whedon (actually, it’s probably closer to worship worship). We got our copy of The Avengers on DVD last Wednesday and I’ve […]

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Lovefest

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Jessica Community. I love this show. Bryan and I watched the first two seasons in about 9 days, and constantly rewatch episodes on Netflix. With its cast of loveable outcasts who make me feel delightfully normal and somehow oddly bereft, fabulous wordplay, and hilarious gags, nothing quite makes me feel as good as Community. I’m […]

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