This is Life, written by Nicki

Grandpa and I spent our birthdays together.  We were born 7 days apart during the perfect month of August. We spent the majority of our celebrations on one of the most gorgeous lakes in Northwestern Ontario, Clearwater Lake. One birthday I sat on grandpa’s lap for a classic photo opportunity with one of those click…

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learning about self through story.

  self awareness. personal growth. & identity.     July 2018. I have finally realized why I want to blog.  It took two and a half years. Narrative Identity. My blog is going to be a virtual notebook – the place where I store interesting things from books I’ve read, photos I’ve taken, snippets of…

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losing gram. part 3 of 3.

I grew up in an environment where women were expected to cook, clean, do endless loads of laundry, and iron every single article of clothing. Where the guys would visit outside while “the girls” would stay in the house and get dinner ready. And yet I also remember my Dad teaching me how to drive…

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losing gram. part 2 of 3.

Wow, you’re still really having a hard time with that aren’t you… a paraphrased comment from a close friend in reference to losing my gram the year before. How it felt on the receiving end… Wow, you still haven’t gotten over that yet?!?   What’s your problem? It’s been a year already. I have not…

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our love story. part 2 of 3.

Meeting My Hubby. He likes to say that I didn’t notice him. I vaguely remember a guy who would visit our residence floor with his friend Simon. It was first year university and they lived on another floor in the building. I remember a Halloween party that year where I stole a cardboard WWF wrestling…

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