Category Archives: 30 Before 30

30 Before 30: 5k Training

I’m the kind of person who doesn’t do something unless I can see the sense in it. If you tell me to do something, I want to know why. It’s the reason I can’t drive a standard – I can’t wrap my mind around the ‘why’ of it all.  Continue reading


An English Teacher’s Lesson in Happiness

Last month, I sent a letter to someone who played a profound role in shaping my life, someone I never properly thanked all those years ago when her impact was fresh. And I’m glad I did, because last week, I received a hand-written note in response from Mrs. Footz, my high school English teacher.  Continue reading

Another Day

I credit my grade four teacher Mr. Stuart with making me want to be a writer. Back then, I always had my nose in a book (some things never change, no matter how old you get), but it wasn’t until Mr. Stuart lent me one of his daughter’s RL Stine books that I began to think I might like to write a book like that one day.  Continue reading

30 Before 30: Pure Speculation

One thing nobody tells you about National Novel Writing Month is how time-consuming it can be (actually, I think everybody tells you that. Literally everybody.) In between writing 2,000 words a day, my yoga challenge, work, and down-time, I haven’t had a chance to do much of anything outside those things, let alone blog.  Continue reading