Sarah Butland

If You're Reading This... You Are Lucky

If You’re Reading This… You Are Lucky

It’s 2023 and we’ve made it. Not all of us have been so lucky and not many of us feel the luck, having lost loved ones and experienced changes that weren’t so flattering to our objectives. But we are here and that is fortunate. For me, 2022 was a lot of lessons to be patient, […]

My Love Letter to At Home/ My Love and Hate Relationship with Movies

My Love Letter to At Home/ My Love and Hate Relationship with Movies

After watching a few movies that featured a struggling writer trying to find her place among competitors, be it as an author, freelancer, journalist, etc I knew what I wanted to blog about. Then things changed. You see, in a way I was living in a movie with my writing career. In the last five […]

Let Me Count Your Sneezes

Let Me Count Your Sneezes

Admittedly, I’m weird. Delightfully, while I’m always weird, I can delight people with strange observations at the sneakiest of times. Take the market for example. Selling books at a Farmer’s Market, Christmas Market, Jamieson’s General Store’s first Saturday market makes sense, especially this time around. It makes more sense when you fill the table with […]

Life Lesson's Through Detours

Life Lesson’s Through Detours

Choosing being social over writing. Choosing errands over word count.Choosing life over imagination.Choosing to be authentically you even though it hurts like hell. We are all making choices. So many decisions, big and small daily, that can effect our future even more than our present. Deciding which action to prioritize, which friend to put first […]

Writing Adjacent Exercises

Writing Adjacent Exercises

I’ve been kind of lost, I admit, with respect to my writing. Attending groups, being inspired, feeling motivated and then just being so unfocused when I have the time to write that nothing actually gets written with one exception. To keep me writing, and feeling like I’m making progress, besides begging you all to read […]

A Long Overdue Guest Blog Post by Lisa Sell

A Long Overdue Guest Blog Post by Lisa Sell

BLURB: Summer 1992: The Six, a group of teenagers, met in a disused mill every night. They thought they were invincible until Simon, a kind young man, disappeared. Summer 2021: The Six – minus Simon – gather at the renovated mill for his memorial. The reunion begins and a deadly game of cat and mouse […]

It Takes Two to Tamure

It Takes Two to Tamure

Memories on the Bounty by Janet Coulter Sanford is a special book for me for many reasons. One of which is that it was written by my grade eleven teacher who encouraged me to write. Second, because it’s a beautiful story of memories relived and the beautiful dance between friendship and history. This non-fiction story […]

Yes, Yes and Yes to From Showing Off to Showing Up by Nancy Regan

Yes, Yes and Yes to From Showing Off to Showing Up by Nancy Regan

From Showing Off to Showing Up: An Impostor’s Journey from Perfect to Present by Nancy Regan is not just a book – it’s an experience. And oh what an experience it was for me. If you have read my previous two most recent blog posts, you know this book poked holes, and wholes, into memories […]