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OMG what a hellish country

we have south of the border. COVID-19 has been completely mismanaged, it's open season on killing unarmed black people and the president is advocating the use of violence on Twitter. It's all hard to digest some days, I'm just so grateful to live in Canada, and especially BC where we have compassionate leadership.

Frustrated

One of the food delivery companies in town has overcharged me a couple hundred dollars and even with proof, they are refusing to do anything and keep sending the same reply to my emails. My bank doesn't care either. Sucks to be the little guy.

Raw

Everything in my life is being exposed as either something worth living with or something from which it’s time to move on. Situations, habits, job, people, distractions. Am weighing them all and determining what I can live with going forward. Anything that doesn’t serve me in any way gets the cut.

Appreciating the little things again.

Say "hello" to your neighbour. Smile when you cross the street. Say "thank you" when a stranger holds open the door. Delete that dating app, let's bring back "old fashioned" dating. Introduce yourself, and your friends. Get to know your community. "Give them a call," don't "shoot them a text". Appreciate the simple things in life again, value human interaction.

Look away

I sometimes make meals for myself that I almost feel ashamed of. I mean classic not much cooking solo bachelor dude type meals. But worse than you can imagine, sometimes I just combine random foods that don't go together at all. I just eat it and don't care how it tastes. If you saw some of the meals I serve myself, would you still love me? If you truly saw how I live, behind the curtain, what would you think?

Its funny

You know whats funny about people who make offers when you dont even ask for anything ? Meh When it falls through, and it always does. You dont care ! It was never in the plan anyway. No expectations there. Just a bunch of hot air ! See what I mean ? Funny

The crisis beyond the crisis beyond the crisis.

Over 2 years, I lost 9 friends to suicides and od's. This was 2016-2018. I have lost a few more, and during covid every family member I know has lost someone they were close with. mine was a heart attack of someone under 40. acute pancreatic cancer was another. stroke was another. od was the other. there's no point to this ramble. there is no soap box. there is no nothing. life is pain. but life goes on. it's all it can do.

I'm falling in love....

I've been cooped up too long, watching too much news on TV... and now I'm falling in love with BBC news broadcaster Mike Embley! He seems so nice and intelligent and cultured. And we are the same age (mid-60s). I want to bear his children in an alternate universe. Haven't mentioned this to hubby.

You know,

Sometimes a simple smile can make you day. Thank you Universe

I can't even imagine

how people are going to practice social distancing on the Skytrain station platforms while waiting for their train. Not to mention inside the train itself! I used to commute on Skytrain a couple of hours every day but I retired last year, I couldn't have timed it any better.

I SAW YOU

Lime-green-yellow bike helmet guy, biking...

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