Tag Archive: travel

On getting over imposter syndrome…

This post is about imposter syndrome. Specifically, mine! I’ve had a stubborn, recurring case for, oh, pretty much my life. As a grad student, parent, creative professional, um… person who cooks things people actually like…? And so on. But I am pleased to report that it seems I am finally kicking the old affliction! Hallelujah. So […]

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Love Story: Page 10

Page 10 Late September, 2005 – Toronto, ON It was autumn, the beginning of my final year of undergrad. I was two years out of a tough relationship, had some solid heart friends and felt like I was finding my feet. I lived on the 19th floor of a high rise just off campus and had […]

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Love Story: Page 3

Page 3 March, 2000 – Rheinbach, Germany He took us to a castle ruin one night, over a thousand years old. We padded quickly up, up the winding path through the blue dusk, between throngs of stinging nettle, over polished roots and rocks.

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Toronto, On the Slow

Whew, we’re back! It seriously took us the whole week to adjust – that toddler jet lag is a mean old beast. But! The drizzly muck of winter lifted while we were away and it’s been fresh and sunny here in Bonn, everyone’s a bikin’ and the fuzzy magnolia buds are unfurling! Plus, Achim seized his […]

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We’re coming home!

On Monday I’ll be squeezing into some super hot compression stockings and J and I will hop on a plane bound for Canada! I can’t wait. It’s been 16 months – the longest I’ve ever been away from my home of homes. Sadly, we have to leave my dear fella behind, although I know he’s quietly breathing a sigh of relief […]

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On Happiness: Savoring the Moment

Hey guys! So… surprise! This is not a post about goal-setting. Here is the thing about goals: They don’t always proceed as expected. One needs contingency plans! What-if, if-then plans. For those times when, oh, you maybe get the flu when you were already not quite exactly on track. Sigh. It’s a work in progress. But let’s […]

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