So here’s the funny thing…

If you were to look at my life through my blogging, it would look like I’ve gotten a bit lazy.

Actually, the opposite is true.

Since the last time I posted in this blog, I finished my movie script, and even revised it. I started the process of writing a query letter to companies, and I started formulating a plan to put it out there into the world.

I also, in the time since my last post, have written several songs, recorded a few, and even distributed one throughout the world wide web. I have another recording date booked coming up, and I’m undecided as to whether to release my songs individually, or keep them private until I have enough to put an album together. Do ‘albums’ even exist anymore, really? I mean, I still buy and listen to CD’s in my car, but when I’m putting it all out digitally (at least at first) does it really matter if I release it song by song, or collectively? I don’t know.

But here’s the thing: I’m having so much fun with it! Working on both the script and my music gives me a renewed energy for life that I’d been struggling to connect with for the last while.

And the best part? I’m only doing it because I feel like I have to. Because I feel so driven to do it, that any time I’m doing anything else, I’m thinking about what my next steps are going to be with both of these projects. They are ‘side’ projects right now, but they are also what my brain focuses on most of the time, so calling them ‘side projects’ actually feels so inadequate.

They are my goals. And they take time. But in my silence from blogging, I have been chipping away at them, and that, I think, is what really matters.

Stay focused on your goals. Decide what’s important and figure out how to do that as often as you can. Everything happens in stages. My favourite ‘inspirational message’ I think came from someone endorsing a fitness program or something like that, but it was something along the lines of pointing out that a baby takes about nine months to grow in a mother’s womb, and there’s no way to rush that. (And if it does come out too soon, there are complications because it wasn’t really ready – that wasn’t part of the original inspirational message, but I think it applies here, haha!)

Most things, especially of value, are not achieved in a day. But I am continually chipping away. ❤

My first recording session was more nerve wracking than I anticipated, and I will do some things differently at the next one, but here’s a link to the song I have released:

Darling, Don’t Worry by Lisa Gillan

(I hope that works!)






Aren’t Sundays the worst though?

Ok I still didn’t get around to formatting this at all. I was a good daughter and took my dad out for a Father’s Day lunch, and wasted a lot of the rest of my weekend re-binge watching a tv show that was a favourite of mine and my sister, mother, and friend’s, about 10 years ago.

My plans for this weekend, going in, were to go kayaking, write some of the screenplay I’ve been working on for the last year, and go to the beach. But instead I did none of those things, except wade up to my ankles in the river while my friends and I took their dog to cool off from the heat wave.

I think sometimes we build up our own expectations so much that it can be overwhelming. Truthfully, I didn’t want to go kayaking when Saturday came around. Partly because of the heat wave, but also partly because I literally just wanted to lay in bed and zone out. Hence the binge watching. (Plus I am addicted to this show, but you know, not the point). But I feel bad about it. I feel like I let myself down for not checking all the things off of my list that I had planned.

But the beautiful thing is, I know better. I know not to beat myself up about not working on the screenplay even though I’m hoping to get it done before the end of July. Or for getting next to no exercise over the course of the entire weekend. Because a couple days, here and there, of not working towards your goals, are ok, and actually even beneficial. It prevents burnout. Or maybe it’s a sign that you’ve reached burnout. It doesn’t mean you’ve given up, or that you should give up. It just means, today was the day to rest. I will still work on my screenplay in my spare time. I will still get exercise this week. Just didn’t do it this weekend, and that’s ok. It has to be ok.

Sure, the goal of completing my screenplay is to be able to transition from my current job, to working for myself as a writer. And not working towards that goal over the course of the past two days means I did not get any closer to accomplishing it – over the last two days – but it doesn’t mean that I won’t get there.

The point is, your free time should be spent doing things you’re passionate about, as often as possible (in my opinion). And if you aren’t feeling the passion in that moment, then clearly it just isn’t the moment for it. But keep chipping away and you’ll get there.

As a player of sports, I can tell you, sometimes you play better when you’ve had a couple days to rest. The key is balance.

I did however have a deer come for a visit today, so here’s a pic of that…


So I’m gonna rest up now, cause I feel like it’s going to be a busy week ahead. ❤




Well hello,

Just started setting up my new blog, where I plan to share my photos, writing, and music. I claim to be an expert at nothing, except maybe putting my thoughts down on the (web)page, so keep that in mind. I plan to play around and add much more content in the near future, but at the moment I’ve already spent far more time online than I would like to for a Saturday. I’ll leave you with this upload of me singing an a cappella cover of Vance Joy’s Snaggletooth. He’s definitely someone I have on heavy rotation right now, and this song is one of my favourites of his (although let’s be honest, I have a lot of favourites of his). Though I have to admit, I messed up some of the lyrics a little near the end (I was reading them off a website on my phone while singing. I knew right away they were wrong, but I was kinda caught in the moment). #sorrynotsorry

*Actually after trying for too long to figure out how to embed the track, I’ll just post a link for now to where I uploaded it to Soundcloud: 

I really am just messing around today. I will be back to edit better soon, and add pics and writing as I go! This page is an outlet for me so I don’t inundate my facebook friends with all of this stuff! Thanks for stopping by. ❤