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Delayed

Delayed

Laying on the thinly carpeted cement floor of YVR I can feel each of my vertebrae against the cold as I inhale and exhale against the rising tide of irritability and anxiety. My flight home to Calgary is delayed, initially for thirty minutes, then for sixty. Then an...

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Fishing for Garmin

Fishing for Garmin

Overzealous and buoyed by the warmth of the Saturday afternoon sunshine, I decided to take my Sunday trainer ride outside. Bundled up in wool performance layers and my heavy gloves, I assembled a patch kit and rejoiced at my good luck of being able to break the spell...

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Maintain Optimism

Maintain Optimism

Most of January's creative writing energy was spent working on a blog post I tentatively titled, "The Tumultuous Relationship I have with My iPhone". My personal experience of creating boundaries around my own phone use was the inspiring factor towards that particular...

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What I Read in 2016

What I Read in 2016

This was the year I was going to read 100 books. This was also the year I was going to cross off a number of other big goals on the docket. I succeeded in some aspects, failed in others. I wasted so much time beating myself up where I fell short, very little time...

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Pretty Girl, Bad Face

Pretty Girl, Bad Face

Earlier this month I went to Madrid for work. I was delighted to be asked to go, and I understood from the outset that the four days I was there would be very busy with meetings, congress and presentations. I understood that being in Madrid would be exciting, but that...

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Two Towel Happiness

Two Towel Happiness

I’m not a natural morning person. Nocturnal productivity runs through the women in my family. My Mom and Grandma both have notorious night owl tendencies and my natural pattern of behavior in my early twenties was that of a late-to-bed, help late-to-rise. It’s a long...

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Pal and the Deer Carcass

Pal and the Deer Carcass

Last week on an early morning run on Nose Hill I lost Pal. The sun was rising in the distance and when I exhaled I could see a long stream of icy breath. I was wrapping up an hour of running and tight on time, knowing a work meeting was on the horizon and a shower and...

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Observing the 2.5 Rule

Observing the 2.5 Rule

I first learned about the 2.5 Rule when living in Victoria several years ago. The premise is simple: humans can only do 2.5 things really well. We have two elements of life that are given our full priority and one that is given half priority. Everything else is...

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The Summer I Can’t Escape From

The Summer I Can’t Escape From

It's Tuesday of a massive workweek. Last night I lay awake on a pull out couch and stared at the ceiling, reminding myself of the date (August 22nd, 2016). I thought of the days ahead, the tasks to be done, the work I'd be undertaking leading up to another huge work...

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My Jeep: A Love Story

My Jeep: A Love Story

Twelve years ago I bought a Jeep. I was in my third year of University and to say I “bought” it is laughable, link my parents sold it to me for a sum of money so small I can’t even bring myself to write it down. It was a gift, for sale this silver Jeep Liberty, a way...

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HollyBird I’m Holly: an Entrepreneur, marketer and endurance athlete living in the Canadian Rockies. These are stories of my (mis)adventures.