2024 - Year of Discipline
Today is Bell Let's Talk Day, a day focused on mental health awareness. For the past few years, I have been using it to talk about a theme for the next year.
This is the 13th year of writing these annual reflections for my birthday: soberness, aloneness/solitude, and recommendations for books, music, and podcasts.
2023: Get Back in the Box
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and like last year, I want to use it to help prepare myself for what is to come this year. I do that by coming up with a theme to follow for the year.
A reflection on my birthday about another difficult year, plus book and music recommendations for the winter.
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Music creates an emotional attachment to our lives like nothing else can.
Chuck Klosterman’s ‘The Nineties’
For Klosterman, the nineties began with the release of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album, released in September 1991; for me, the easiest marker would be the fall of 1989 when I moved to Whitehorse, Yukon from Regina, Saskatchewan, at age 10.
Today happens to be Bell Let’s Talk day in Canada. I thought it was an appropriate time to talk about where I am at mentally and where I would like to see myself go in this coming year. The framework for this discussion is around the concept of a theme for the year or season.
Turning 12 Years Old
The predictions I make in these birthday posts have almost become a jinx of Kylie’s life, and my own.
It’s been awhile.
It would be easy to create excuses for the lack of writing, but the honest truth