And now we come to the part of the year where we look back and review what we did. This year was big for me. It didn’t always seem big, especially over the last month as I’ve mostly been home, either nested up in my apartment with Rob or out doing work in the city.
Hi Dad, Surprise! Today as I’m heading for a destination 11,000 kilometres away from home, at this very moment you’re hopefully out in the barn, drink in hand, with your horses and your friends, celebrating your 60th trip around the sun. I am aware that they’re celebrating against your will, but that’s what makes them
Guys. This was a big year for me. So big in fact, that it’s taken me a month to catch my breath and sit down to record it all here. What Happened in 2017? My word for 2017 would be ‘overcommitted’ (to everything except Rob—you da best, babe!). In March of last year I started
Back in August, my live-in breakfast chef of 7 years and I said yes to getting married—to each other, no less. When he popped out of the bushes at my friend’s house almost 8 years ago and offered me a place to live (I was looking for a new apartment at the time, so it
Although 2016 was all over the place politically and pop culturally, for me it was a pretty good year. Here are some of the highlights.
There are a pantheon of dark and horrible things in life that well all hope never darken our doorstep. Suicide is one of them. Last week, my partner Rob and I flew to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador for the funeral of his young cousin, Jeffrey Loder. One a Thursday morning the week previous, Jeff shot and killed
It’s been a big year. Before I headed into 2016 I wanted to take a second to look back and reflect on everything that happened in 2015. Blog MelHattie.com became MelHadTea.com, moved from Squarespace and relaunched with a whole new design on a self-hosted WordPress site, and I started a Facebook page. Books I set off in
Since it’s Halloween night, I figured I’d write about something spooky. Anxiety. cue ominous timpani roll A little over a week ago I had the worst anxiety attack I’ve had since I was 19. It went something like this: I lied down to try and get to sleep around 11:30pm. I then got up, down, up
GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE No matter how much you’ve got your anxiety under control, it’s still going to creep up on you from time to time. I hadn’t had a real problem with it in years, and then BOOM, it snuck up on me last week. Like an awkward family member who insists on squeezing