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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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Yoho on my Mind

Yoho on my Mind

It's Saturday morning in Yoho National Park and outside of our tent I can hear Tak Falls getting hammered by rain. I turn over in my sleeping bag, damp on the sides from the water that seeped into our tent overnight, pull my toque over my eyes and fall back asleep....

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The Meditation Experiment

The Meditation Experiment

In April I read an article on Notable called "Why I am Trying Meditation Every Day for a Month" and I was immediately transfixed by Eric's style of life, which looked incredibly familiar to mine. Also I found myself nodding in agreement at the explanation of his daily...

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#DK200 2016

#DK200 2016

In order to tell this story forward, I first must go backward. It’s the first weekend of June 2015. My mother-in-law is terminally ill and I am planning her Celebration of Life party. It’s a Friday and I feel like if ever I was going to have a mental meltdown, this is...

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Failure

Failure

Failure. Defined by the dictionary as, "lack of success, non-fulfillment, defeat, collapse". We as a society don't use the word failure often. We don't fail our school-aged children. We give everyone who competes in races participant ribbons.  We give feedback instead...

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Tired, cranky, ready.

Tired, cranky, ready.

Earlier this week a friend commented to me that I looked happy. Without even thinking twice I responded, I am. The smiling version of me in the bathroom mirror is a lighter, calmer, less serious version of me from one year ago. When I reflect back to May of 2015 I am...

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Countdown to DK 200

Countdown to DK 200

On Sunday I woke up with a hangover. I opened my eyes, and the first thing I felt (besides the tell-tale signs of overconsumption: headache, nausea, dizziness) was anger. I knew I'd blown the chance to start early on my four hour long gravel ride, and I lay for a...

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Spain, Italy and Peanut Butter

Spain, Italy and Peanut Butter

It's my final Saturday night in Mallorca, we sit outside on a patio across from our apartment in comfortable silence. Bustling Saturday night unfolds in front of us on the street, empty wine bottles litter the table and huge empty plates of paella and bread sit...

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Fear, doubt & carbohydrates

Fear, doubt & carbohydrates

In the late afternoon sun I sit on our balcony with my spring jacket on, sock feet up on the railing, the street below me in Port d' Alcudia bustling with life. I'm picking away at bread I bought at the corner store, drinking sparkling water and remembering what it's...

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Forever Forward

Before I became an entrepreneur I talked to dozens of people in and out of my sphere who were entrepreneurs themselves. They ranged in age, in industry, in experience. I took copious notes during our coffee and lunch meetings. I asked as many questions as I could...

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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.