More Birds, Bugs, and Boats

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There ended up being quite a few pictures I took that did not get inserted into my blog posts about my Kootenay travels so here are a few more of my favourites for your enjoyment. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

Birds, Bugs, and Boats

Alas, I have returned.  I guess it has been about seven months since I’ve posted anything really but it wasn’t just a break from my blog… I ended up taking a whole break from my entire life as some would … Continue reading

Into the Wild

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My senses are alive with the fragrant aroma and magnificent view.

I am consumed.

I have given myself over to something larger.

Something wild and untouchable.

Something so alive, so powerful.

It is all dancing.  It is singing.

No, she does not dance for you.  Nor does she sing for me.  This is a piece presented for no one and that is the most beautiful thing about it.

 

 

 

 

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The Point and Purpose

Sometimes, when I’m at work, I can feel the fluorescent lights beating down on me.

It’s quiet.  I yawn and stare up at them.  They do not feel right to me.  I swear I can feel them sucking out my soul… or maybe it’s just my imagination.  Maybe it’s just the people, not the place.  Perhaps I don’t belong.  I believe we all have a purpose and we know when we are not following it… maybe this is a sign that I am not following mine?

If I am not following mine, then how do I decide where to go? Will something give me a little shove in the right direction?  Going in blind is always a little unsettling… but maybe that is the point of life?  Since we only get one life (that we know of) shouldn’t we be taking many leaps of faith then?  What is the point of being comfortable all of the time when life is so short to begin with?  Or is that the goal instead?  Many people seem to strive for an unattainable happiness and comfort… are they on the right path?  Who is to say?  Perhaps that is their purpose.  Should that be mine?

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Is it not those who stray from the path who find what they are looking for?  Maybe we should all do a little bushwhacking.  Perhaps the whole point of this journey is the adventure.  Maybe the point isn’t your rank or if you met the status quo, but instead the lessons you’ve learned, the knowledge you’ve acquired, and the beauty you’ve seen.  Maybe the point to this whole thing is to feel the sand between your toes, feel the rain on your face, love passionately, and live as though it were your only day.

Now living like it was your only day everyday, I think, would be rather difficult.  Would I be spending all my days the way I am right now?  Definitely not.  Would you?  Maybe if we spent our free time like it was our only day… maybe that would be good enough.

Either way, each of our purposes are different and we should never stop striving for that purpose.  It’s not necessarily fate or destiny but a choice.  Our choices determine the fate that awaits us.  What will you choose?

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February at Last!!!

I am so happy that it is finally February!  We have finally made it over the hump and are on our way into Spring (some of us later rather than sooner, but hey, it’s still on it’s way).  The northern winters can be a bit long… or should I say very long? Either way, this winter was one of the best ones in a long time and I am very thankful… especially since hiking season is on it’s way!

I am starting to itch with anticipation because there are only so many snow pictures you can take and most of the inspiration for writing is a little dark with the lack of sun.  However, I am quite happy with the pictures I did take this winter (some of which I have already shared with you in previous posts).  My boyfriend had purchased me a Nikon for our two-year anniversary in December and after seeing how amazing the winter pictures are, I am insanely excited to see what it can do with the beautiful colours of summer.

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I know that I have not been writing as much lately but I am dying to get back on it.  Especially now that months with holidays are here!! So expect some talk of food and some other new categories for this blog.  I think it’s good to shake things up a bit and keep it new.  What do you think?

I would also like to find out if you guys would like some more Yukon posts.  I know in other parts of the world where I live is considered rather interesting and so if you have something you would like to see or hear about let me know and I will do my best to make it happen 🙂

Anyways happy February!! I am definitely excited for this year and what it holds.

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