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Launching: Max & Olive

Hey everyone! I have some exciting news (well, maybe only exciting for those of you that are also dog-lovers) – but I have been working on a little side project for a few months now…and I have finally launched it!

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Max & Olive is my new blog dedicated to helping other dog owners learn more about dog behaviour, training, and life with a pup. This is NOT replacing I’m Fine, Stop Asking! This is just a way I can continue writing about something I am passionate on a platform that makes a bit more sense (writing my dog-related posts on here always feels a bit off to me)

So, if you are interested in following my dog adventures, head on over to Max & Olive to see this new project! If you don’t care at all about my dogs – that’s okay, don’t worry, I won’t be offended ;)

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Life Update: September 8, 2018 – getting treatment, and getting a dog

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So, it’s been almost a month since I blogged last. I really thought it had only been a week or so, but the last month of summer really flew by faster than I could have imagined! I try to blog about once per week, but when I miss that for whatever reason, I usually post a “life update” to catch you all up on what’s been going on!  Continue reading “Life Update: September 8, 2018 – getting treatment, and getting a dog”

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Blood Work and Ultrasounds and Therapy, Oh My!

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This past week(ish) has been the week of appointments. In total, I had four. FOUR medical appointments in less than a week. I had a blood work (AH!), a (very long, very extensive) ultrasound of my entire abdomen, my first appointment at an anxiety clinic (more on that later), and a follow up with my doctor. What a week it has been.  Continue reading “Blood Work and Ultrasounds and Therapy, Oh My!”

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Let’s Talk About: People-Pleasing Anxiety

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I always thought of myself as someone who ‘didn’t care what people think’ (yes, yes, cliché, I know). In reality, everyone cares what people think in one way or another. But because I don’t really care what people think of my clothes or my crazy, tangled bed-head, and I don’t care when I leave the house without make-up, or when servers still literally offer me a child’s menu on a regular basis on restaurants, I thought I was ‘immune’ to caring.  Continue reading “Let’s Talk About: People-Pleasing Anxiety”

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Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 2)

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Read Part One Here!

So, we have been living in our new house for almost exactly one month now! And it has been a busy one month. We have three months to complete scheduled renovations that are covered by a program we opted into, so our timeline is quite…small. Though we have done a lot of work inside (basement renovations in progress, installed a new furnace & new electrical panel, added in new floors, and more) one of my personal favourite projects is the backyard reno.  Continue reading “Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 2)”

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Don’t Cry Over Burnt Bacon

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Hey everyone, I’m back from my temporary settling-into-my-new-house-trying-not-to-have-a-mental-breakdown hiatus! I’ll be back to posting once a week now, and here is an update on my life. As you can probably imagine from my title, I did just cry over burnt bacon and I’m having a bad day.  Continue reading “Don’t Cry Over Burnt Bacon”

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Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 1)

Home Renovations

Hey everyone! I have been a bit AWOL lately, but I think I have a pretty good excuse this time – Jefferson and I are finally homeowners! We officially owned our home on Wednesday and have been travelling across the city almost every single day since then to work on our first set of renovations. Since I promised in one of my Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting posts that I would keep you updated on our future renovations…here we go! Continue reading “Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 1)”

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Three Years Ago; One Week From Now

Three years ago I thought I was going through the most stressful time of my life. I thought I would barely make it through March. I wanted to quit school and skip town. I wanted the year to be over with. I wanted to “fast forward” to the future.

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Snapshots Of My Life

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[I don’t often write creative non-fiction on my blog, but I found this super old post and really loved it, edited it, and here is the new version.]

When I was in kindergarten, I peed my pants at school.

It was our Arts and Crafts period. It was the end of the day. I wanted to finish my painting. I had to finish it. But my tiny, five-year-old bladder couldn’t take it. When I was five years old, that was the most horrific thing I could imagine happening.
“Why didn’t you ask to go to the washroom?” My teacher asked.
“Because…Because…” I said in between sobs, “I just wanted to finish my painting.”

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