Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Updates since 2011...

I started this blog with good intentions. I have several blog postings that I have never posted as they are not yet finished. I intend to one day complete and potentially publish those postings. It is a rite of passage to have a blog. Everyone seems to have had one at one point and then forget about it. Unlike Twitter, I do not have plans to delete this blog. I have very few page views = 107 total and I could bet that they are all from me at one point, from two years ago. Lol.

In the two years a lot has changed and oh boy, have I struggled. I have hit rock bottom for various reasons including the loss of several relatives, another one passed away yesterday. This has contributed to my mental health struggles. Some people have beaten me down and treated like dirt but somehow I have persevered.   I have changed a lot in my life including the way I think. Reading some of my entries from two years ago is enlightening as I have forgotten a lot about myself and who I used to be. I am all about evolving but sometimes it can be refreshing to embrace old habits that worked.

I have forgotten how to write in the past two years... Forming simple sentences for academic purposes has become excruciating. Hopefully, by use of this blog and other aids will spark my interested in writing again. With so much struggle there have been some accomplishments and good times. I had lost my ability to remain positive in situations. No matter the outcome I always had the ability to remain strong. I can feel that quality coming back.

And a fabulous update in relation to my screen name, for Christmas (2013) this year I got a shower radio! I used it tonight for the first time and it works wonderfully. Now I want to take long showers even though I value water as a resource.

This is a rather concise reflection the last two years. Eventually I will write more.

Until next time,

The author of this blog.

Monday, 31 October 2011

My Exam Songs

Each exam period I get addicted to a song and listen to it obsessively up until the point of the exam while I am cramming. I am writing this right now while cramming. But these songs have served as my crutch and have deeper meanings than the songs themselves. Good old music therapy. I highly recommend these songs as they have stood behind me in tough times. In the very least I can promote these songs as I owe them so much more.

Click each link below for the song mentioned.

1st year- Fall Term

Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

1st Year- Winter Term

American Honey by Lady Antebellum

2nd Year- Fall Term

The Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

2nd Year- Winter Term

Fly Over States by Jason Aldean

3rd Year- Fall Term

You Don't Know Jack- Luke Bryan 

Honorable Mentions:

Fast by Jason Aldean

The United States of Pop 2009 (Blame it on the Pop) by DJ Earthworm

How 'Bout Them Cowgirls by George Strait 

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011


Sometimes you have to splurge. Tonight I bought my all time favorite book Oh! The Place You'll Go- which I had for so long hoped that someone would buy it for me as gift. After waiting so long I realized no one was going to do that. I guess you just have to take care of yourself and just do what you have to do. Otherwise you'll be left behind in the dust.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Truths of Facebook

It says a lot about yourself when you have half of your graduating high school class blocked on Facebook.

Or is it supposed to be the other way around?

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Chicken and Waffles

I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to.” -Terry Fox 

An advertisement for IHOP just featured a chicken and waffles combo. Thus far I have not had the opportunity to sample those delicious flavors together in my mouth. Aside from that I know that chicken and waffles is a big food craze in the Southern United States. Being the average Canadian, that combination sounds like a unique and random creation but it captures my attention because it is the equivalent of my personality in food form as it is commonly misunderstood by other cultures of the world. 

For most of my adolescent years people would question my originality and inspiration that I would obtain from individuals or certain pieces shown in the media. This inspiration would come out in big spurts of energy or a statement delivered to others around me. These statements weren't always delivered well or understood by others mostly because the thoughts that I had weren't elaborated to the fullest extent.

One of my greatest examples of  miscommunication for my moments of inspiration happened in grade 7. All of the girls from my grade 7,8 class had a group counselling session weekly to work on self esteem and bullying. During a group exercise I raised my hand and provided the response to a question stating that "I feel like Terry Fox right now". My outburst about Terry Fox still remains an inside joke between my friends and I who witnessed the response. I cannot recall the question or the context that it was provided in but I had mentioned Terry because he is so inspiring and I ultimately felt like I could make a difference in that moment. I remember my classmates laughing at me which is understandable and had another classmate provided the same response I might have also chuckled a little too. To contrast between the IHOP waffles and my eccentricity, for the majority of my life I have felt misunderstood by others.

I realized that Terry Fox might have also felt like others misunderstood him because he had to endure so much pain and suffering at such a young age. Then he became an amputee which would be life-changing and next he wanted to run across the country. He probably had to convince a few loved ones of how much the run meant to him before he could go. But with all the difference he has made for Cancer research those doubting him were surely proved wrong.

For these reasons I think my quirkiness might be a barrier with others right now but someday (hopefully) people will recognize that my personality is a large part of who I am. Once I accomplish something remarkable with my life I might gain the respect I have long awaited for. 

Lastly, this post cannot be complete without this song! Consider this a tribute to Terry for the sacrifices he made for everyone. 

Love, the Waffle Maker 

Monday, 25 April 2011


The t-shirt I am currently wearing says "Find inspiration everywhere".
I enjoy moments where I am inspired. Generally in these moments I want to make a difference somehow.
So go and "Find inspiration everywhere", and see where it leads you.