As someone who’s worked remotely for a good chunk of my professional life, I’ve always been dubious about the need for companies to require downtown office spaces. Yes, the social aspect of being around your colleagues can be hugely beneficial, both in a professional mindset and a mental health one – but apart from that, […]
This coming Monday (February 17) is Family Day in Ontario, Canada. A statutory holiday, it was originally created to give families important time with each other. Ontario isn’t the only province in Canada to celebrate Family Day – Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia also celebrate it. For me, it’s another reason I’ve come to […]
One of the things I don’t think gets spoken about often enough is the loneliness that can be felt when downsizing and starting over. This doesn’t necessarily need to be the kind of loneliness that you’re completely off-grid, or you have no friends, or you’ve left family and all you know behind. Although reading that […]
It’s funny the changes that happen when you make a move from the city to a small town. Some, you immediately expect – less shops, less restaurants, less traffic. Depending on your previous like or dislike of these things, these changes can be minimal (or big). Then there’s the school routine. Whereas it used to […]
When it comes to simple food, none of us have really been what you’d call good disciples of this approach. Before the kids came along, Jaclyn and I would frequently eat out, and – more often than not – this would be at restaurants that weren’t known for their healthy options. Heavy foods like pasta, […]
When we’re passionate about something, we never see it as something we have to do – we see it as something we want to do. Blogging; business; job; hobby; singing; drawing, anything. If we love it, we’ll spend time on it that we don’t even realize. While it’s still work, we don’t see it as work. And there’s the danger.