Hot July

It’s not a new discovery or anything, but I really despise the heat of summer. I’d take a blizzard over +30s like it has been for a few days this week. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this overwhelmed by the temperature, I actually slept on my bedroom floor with Grace.

Some recent events: 
– I was made assistant manager at my workplace, which is cool because I’ve only been there a month so far. Must be doing something right!
– NunatuKavut received some amazing news regarding land claim agreements which I was so happy to have been witness to.
– Also NunatuKavut related, I got my salmon tags and am going fishing next weekend!
– My Avro has new tires and a gel seat cover so I’ve been enjoying more rides in the last couple weeks than I probably accomplished all last summer.
– I bought an aloe vera plant and it makes me happy just looking at it
– I decided I wanted to live life more minimalist so I spent a week going through all of my possessions and had a giant yard sale. I now have significantly more space, feel better, and made +$500!

That’s it for now. Here’s a few pictures from my recent excursions.

Love,
M.

Eight Years

Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of Color of Outdoors. Every year I remain amazed that I kept this thing going. Some months I only post once or twice (sadly) and others, I get a rush of inspiration and almost post twice a day!

Thank you for coming along this journey with me. If you’re new, welcome. If you’ve been here for a while, cheers!

Some updates from me:
– I have a new job!
– I’ve discovered Spotify (it’s awesome)
– I’m back on my bike again and loving it
– It doesn’t seem like summer wants to arrive here
– As chair of the Melville Public Library board I’m happy to announce we’re rolling out a bunch of new summer programming! (If you are in the area, follow our Facebook page)
– I’m gradually putting together new poetry and saving it for a potential new book, which is why there hasn’t been as many posts lately.

Til’ next time!

M.

fact checking

  • People want each other but they don’t need each other
  • The air is so fresh here
  • Biking is cheaper than therapy
  • None of my plants ever died on my watch
  • Teaching someone english is not the same as teaching them how to love
  • People who never listen to your concerns don’t respect you
  • Tattoos are personal so the only opinion that matters is your own
  • Dog hair is basically a condiment
  • Making ends meet shouldn’t mean ending your personal life
  • Drink more water. Always more.
  • The world is waiting for exploration, it’s ok if you can’t afford it right now
  • Pain is the loudest voice
  • If you smile, I’ll smile
  • I may never be a writer but i will always write
  • Even family has vested interests; it’s ok to say no
  • tineye
  • Only children are adults at birth. I am harder to love because I embrace the loneliness
  • I am still trying to figure out what it means to be Métis

M.