My New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

To travel.

To let loose.

To let people in.

To write. And write. And then write some more.


Chasers of the Light

I haven’t read a good poetry book in a really long time. Then, I stumbled upon Tyler Knott Gregson’s Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series. I encourage anyone with a love of poetry and photography to buy this book. It’s. So. Good. It has easily become one of my favourite books.

Check it out here. Or here.

Happy reading, friends!

Seriously…I’m Kidding

“Contribute to the world. Help people. Help one person. Help someone cross the street today. Help someone with directions unless you have a terrible sense of direction. Help someone who’s trying to help you. Just help. Make an impact. Show someone you care. Say yes instead of no. Say something nice. Smile. Make eye contact. Hug. Kiss. Get naked.
Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, “I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.” Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.
Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it’s different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don’t worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.”

– Ellen DeGeneres,
Seriously…I’m Kidding

The Storyteller

“And yet the joke was on him, because my grandmother never finished her story. Not because she didn’t know the ending; and not because she did, as Leo had said, and couldn’t bear to write it. She had left it blank on purpose, like a postmodern canvas. If you end your story, it’s a static work of art, a finite circle. But if you don’t, it belongs to anyone’s imagination. It stays alive forever.”

– Jodi Picoult
The Storyteller

Book Challenge

A friend of mine challenged me to complete this list. I challenge anyone who comes across this page. I would love to hear of your favourite books.

Here is the challenge: “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way and tag ten people to do the same. Don’t take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They don’t have to be the “right” books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.”

1. Matilda by Roald Dahl

2. The Tent by Margaret Atwood

3. Different Seasons by Stephen King

4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran-Foer

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

6. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

7. Red is Best by Kathy Stinson

8. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

9. The Truth about Stories by Thomas King

10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Seeking Camera Advice

Hello photography friends!

I’ve been thinking about getting a new camera, specifically a DSLR. I’m not an amateur, but I’m also not a professional photographer. To put it simply, I want something that will take clear photographs and has good focus (for macro photography). Something with video and sound would be nice as well.

A lot of people have suggested Nikon’s D7000. What are your thoughts? Does anyone have any other suggestions? If so, please let me know.

Thank you!