Square Peg Round Hole

Square Peg Round Hole

I used to think I had to be conscious of not being like everyone else, until I realised that we are all connected, like intricate pieces of a puzzle. All of those puzzle pieces are unique—not one is the same as the other. They each share colours and patterns and opposing shapes, but link together to form a work of art. “Perhaps you are not the square peg in the round hole, but a very...

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Digital Nomads and Money, Let’s Talk

Digital Nomads and Money, Let’s Talk

What did you hear about money when you were growing up? We can’t afford it. You have to work hard and earn it. It doesn’t grow on trees. We don’t have enough money. We can make the best of what we have. We can get more if we buy cheaper. We are always going to be in debt, so you might as well borrow for that house/car/etc. Do you live paycheck to paycheck with barely enough to get by on at the...

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Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

It was 1977. Canadian road signs are converted to metric units, Voyager was launched by NASA, Quebec became the first large jurisdiction in the world to prohibit discrimination in the public and private sectors based on sexual orientation, and I finally finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. My room was wall-papered with pages from national geographic, and my bicycle was my...

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Anticipation

Anticipation

The most difficult part of air travel for me, is the anticipatory period when everything is booked and ready, and all you have to do it wait. I have work to keep me busy, and little things always pop up that need last-minute intervention, but I just want to be on the move! This flight to Cambodia is no exception. I have a raised stress level that comes from having to wait… for a flight, in order...

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Wilderness

Wilderness

Someone, somewhere will say, “Don’t do it. You don’t have what it takes to survive the wilderness.” This is when you reach deep into your wild heart and remind yourself, “I am the wilderness.” —Brene Brown Brene Brown’s latest book (affiliate link): Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone...

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Do Good As You Go

Do Good As You Go

Delivering laptops to a tiny village in the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, on motorcycles. Seeing the world on two wheels is a privilege I am eternally grateful for. From the seat of a motorcycle, you become part of the landscape, not a mere observer of it. Doing so makes you vulnerable to the elements, the heat, cold, humidity, rain, wind, volcanic ash, and delicious sunshine and flowers. More...

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