I've been working hard on writing over the last few weeks, chipping away at posts whenever I can and catching up on what I didn't get around to sharing from the summer.⠀ ⠀ The story I am most looking forward to sharing with you is from my time on the Berg Lake Trail. As always, I am trying to write with a great deal of care, and that takes time—so here's one of my favourite frames from the trip while you're waiting...
A & C, when the rivers were still blue and the trees were green.
When our winter is this long, you learn to get outside anyway.
It was a week ago today that I was leaving the hospice, the night before I flew back to Alberta, when I told you that I loved you and that I would see you soon; but I think we both knew what I meant by that.⠀ ⠀ Last Monday night at 11:30pm PST my aunt Julie passed away peacefully in the loving company of my uncle, cousin, my mother and my aunt Ami after a long battle with cancer. One of the reasons I moved to Canada was to stay close enough to her to be able to spend more time with her, knowing our time with her would be precious. It was hard to watch her be in so much pain over the last year, her condition rapidly progressing with my every visit to Vancouver, but through it all she would still smile; she kept her sense of humour right ‘til the end. She’s in a much better place than the rest of us now, but oh, we will miss you, Tita Julie. Rest easy now.⠀ ⠀ Photo taken in April this year; she had wanted photos with the cherry blossoms and we found this spot in a random parking lot.
Getting that yearly “I-need-to-change-my-website” itch and looking back through old work. Here's one from before I moved to Canada with Brisbane-based creative @sophiamarymac. Sophia is one of the incredible women taking part in “Praise You”, an exclusive charity event & exhibition surrounding confidence, body image & female support in the community, held in Brisbane, Australia on the 4th-5th October. So proud to see these women keep shining and building us all up in the process. Read more about the event at praiseyou.co.