Self-Awareness


That's how I see-saw

That's how I see-saw

It’s not a deficiency in my personality that my domestic life needs a counterweight, a release valve; and that my adventure life needs a regular return to the relationships and places where I’m rooted. When I stop and think about it, this back and forth seems both obvious and intuitive to my wiring.

The light at the end of the tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel

Come hell or high water, come lockdowns and curfews, come transitions and discomfort, come mental health crises and loss of community, we were going to see our family through this difficult season.

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

In this new phase I’m still learning the boundaries for time and energy commitments. And that learning process can be bumpy.

To Jérémy the Optician

To Jérémy the Optician

I was feeling confused, disorientated, and embarrassed. By a trip to the optometrist.

The Remaking

The Remaking

I find myself asking “who am I now?” with excitement, anticipation, hope, and growing confidence. I see glimpses of my new self in my studies, in my work, in my relationships, and in my dreams for the future.

Going to grad school

Going to grad school

About 2 years ago, 18 months before the end of our family's homeschool journey, I started to get serious about figuring out what I would do when I retired from homeschooling.

The gift of formative personal work

The gift of formative personal work

Mothering changes us. It takes us on a particular life trajectory and it also equips us with certain skills and perspectives our pre-mother selves did not possess. And we bring those with us into every other endeavour we do, including midlife career changes and vocational pursuits.