Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rules For A Daughter


1. Never settle for mediocrity. You have been given an amazing mind, many talents, and opportunity. Use them.

2. Never let anyone tell you you’re too sensitive as though it’s a bad thing. Most people aren’t sensitive enough.

3. You are pretty. Some girls will hate you just because of that.

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Remember That?

I’ve been accused my entire life of living in the past. And I do, to an extent.

I have a freakishly good memory for events, and things people say. I absorb what is happening around me like nobody’s business.

I have always been really aware of the passage of time.

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Is There A Song to be Sung About All the Songs That We’ve Sung?

One of the very first memories I have, is of my dad, laying on our living room floor, with his feet resting up on the couch. He was wearing big headphones that were attached to our stereo system, his eyes were closed, and he was lost in music.

I laid down beside him, put my feet up too. And tapped my foot to a song I couldn’t hear.

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Some Stories Stick With You Forever

A couple months into my first year of Journalism-Print at Niagara College, our class was tasked with writing articles about any social issue that spoke to us.

For two and a half years before enrolling in that programme, I had been a bit of a nomad. I lived in several different apartments and homes (including a van!), in several different arrangements, with several different people. I literally lived out of the garbage bags that I kept my clothes in.

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Tribute to Karma

So, this is a slight departure from the type of stuff that I normally write, and it’s a little self-serving, but it’s still keeping within the theme of Gratitude. And I’m human, so this is the kind of stuff that I think about and feel some days, just like all of you do……don’t lie!

Today, I pay tribute to Karma.

Oh Karma, you sexy, vindictive, and exacting bitch, you!

I don’t mean the super, in-your-face, “I’ll show you!” kind of Karma. I mean, the much more clever and subtle, but equally pleasing Karma.

If you feel particularly persecuted, and think “Karma will get them!” take a closer look – Karma has likely been hard at work, long before you could even say “What goes around comes around!”

What could be worse, after all, than having all of the simple ingredients to make up a happy life, yet still find things to complain about?

What could be worse than the paranoia of constantly thinking that people are judging you?

What could be worse than always comparing yourself to others?

And worst of all, imagine the horror of always having to surrounded yourself with people like this, just so that you feel better in comparison?!

I can’t even fathom.

And listen, I’ve had my fair share of doses of Karma. Usually, I’ve seen it coming. I’ve done or said something, recognized that I had it coming, and paid for it.

But then I learned from it.

Karma is a swift and efficient lady. She doesn’t discriminate, and she will find them if she hasn’t already.

So just sit back and enjoy her magnificence 🙂