Readers may have noticed I haven’t posted in a few weeks, that’s because I have decided to take the big step and get my own domain, I have been working on setting the new blog up and customizing and transferring. I’m at the point where I want to start doing more of the things I … More My own Domain and Blog and new directions!
Before moving to the north I would have thought myself to be pretty used to and knowledgeable about cold weather just on account of being a Canadian and because I’d been through 20 + years of Montreal winters. Now I realize I didn’t really know anything about actually surviving and protecting yourself in extreme cold … More Things I Learned About Surviving Extreme Cold in the North
Recently there was a TIME photo series being shared on Facebook that showed different families around the world and what their food consumption for one week looked like. One of the pictures was of a Canadian family from Iqaluit who had a table spread with veggies and meat and potatoes and some packaged foods but … More What Canadians Eat…
I am at that age where it seems like all my friends are getting married and having babies. A few people I went to high school with already have 3 kids and a pet. In the northern community where I work it is traditional to have children young and family is one of the most … More Don’t Settle Down
8 months of winter can be rough not only mentally but physically as well. I remember the first year I came to the north, my new coworker and I looking at our faces after 2 months of being up north and seeing the wrinkles etched in our faces and panicking – we were only in … More Girl’s (or Guys too!) Guide to Surviving Winter in the North
I was experimenting with Tinder since it seemed to me like an appropriate kind of dating app for someone who isn’t really settled in one location since it moves around with you but my friend knowing me and knowing that what I’m looking for is not really what Tinder offers, suggested that I try out … More Adventures in Dating – Looking for my compatible someone??
Sometimes the small habits and routines are what you need. I want the feeling of leaving, to leave this feeling behind, I want the distraction of somewhere new, the rush of doing something I’ve never done before, I want to be a stranger and – free. But I can’t escape and escaping won’t take this … More Cocooning
Another lover lost, another long lonely winter on it’s way. That is the is single hardest thing about living in the north, loving and losing all the time. In the north, in a transient working town you always meet new people and connect with them in the intense way that one does in a remote … More The Hardest Part of Meeting Someone is Saying Goodbye
One of the hardest things about living in the north is the waiting – waiting for work supplies to arrive that you need to do your job, waiting for the weekly food shipment to arrive, waiting it to finally warm up a little after 9 months of snow, waiting for a text message back from … More Take the wild chance
I’ve always been restless, never able to sit still since I was a child. I thought if I kept moving, something might happen, something wonderful that would change everything. I still have that urge and that idea that if I just go somewhere new that it will make everything better just because I’ve had the … More About me and how I ended up here…