Seven years ago. It was seven years ago I first announced to the world (via princessofpavement.com) my intentions of switching careers; I was moving on from the every day excitement of journalism in favour of a life advocating nutrition. I remember your words of encouragement, the excitement you had for me, and one plea in particular to not stop writing. I promised you all I … Continue reading Diabetic2Dietetics: A New Journey
Again with the timing of appropriateness. Twelve years ago yesterday, after about a month and a half of tinkering with the idea, Big Ring and I made our togetherness official. For 12 years, he has been my number one cheerleader, my number one support, my number one bestest friend of all. The things he has done for me, the love he has given me, the … Continue reading Planes, Trains and Automobiles – re-imagined
It seems appropriate I write this post today. It’s a post long overdue. Some of you already know, some have forgotten, some don’t know at all. On this day three years ago, I pulled my editor out of his holidays, I told him it was urgent he meet me. My stomach was full of nervous bubbles, it was a day I had been counting down … Continue reading The journey begins
I was freaking out. I was a couple days off from my first final of the semester, and I was completely wigging. It was an upper-level research course. I had been doing well. I knew the material. By all accounts, I should have been confident. But no, I was in full-blown freak-out mode. I don’t like exams, and no matter how well I know the … Continue reading Exams and diabetes
I don’t know why I didn’t put up my hand. I don’t know why I didn’t ask the question filling my brain the entire time she was talking. I’ve rarely been one to shy from asking questions. I’ve got journalism in my blood for goodness sake; I should have asked the question. This week I attended the latest installment of the UBC Reads Sustainability series, … Continue reading Food: What can we do?