just a smidgen

New Perspectives

Dog quoteSometimes we just need to


“change the story” we tell ourselves to create an entirely new perspective on life.

I have never been one to finish projects quickly.. but instead of telling myself that “I procrastinate too much” I searched a little deeper and discovered that

favourable beginnings lead to lovely experiences

and that I love the process so much.. I didn’t want to finish because then

the art of creation is done

..albeit temporarily.

So, this lovely project took weeks, all because I didn’t want it to end.


Knitting 2But it finally felt like it was time to finish up.

Chunky Knit ThrowWhen something is over,

it  can “rest” in a new place and bring a different sort of joy.

Bella on Knitted Throw

So.. the last chapter of a book..

is the beginning of another.

One season’s ending is the harbinger of the next.

autumn quote

I think it’s ok to feel apprehensive in new situations..

we should trust our intuition.

Until it’s the right time to jump in and play,

it’s ok to sit on the sidelines and observe.

Bella in Dog Class

“You must give up the life you’ve planned

in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”

Joseph Campbell

When you’re ready, this incredible world of ours is full of possibility..

new friends

A hiking

and new perspectives!

Marble Canyon


I went skating the other day, I don’t think I’ve been on ice since my kids were learning how to skate.

It felt like flying!

SkatingAnd I’m learning to Cross Country Skate Ski with the Canmore Nordic Ski Club this winter!

“Hope is a waking dream.”


Best of all, I’ve just signed up for a workshop with Elena Shumilova. We will take photographs in the forest around San Francisco and then learn how to photoshop them.

I’m unbelievably excited about this,

I constantly dream about becoming a professional photographer!

Elena 2ElenaIn case there are other budding photographers out there, here is her link:

Elena Shumilova Photography Workshops

I’ve also signed up for online personal training with Paul Anthony.

I can’t wait to see what it feels like to be as healthy as I possibly can!
So.. there may be more landscape and portrait photography on Just a Smidgen and fewer recipes for a little while!

What new perspectives do you dream of?

Bella looking into sky



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