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Flying the Coop

Another chapter, a new adventure…

Author: Matthew

  • Did today really happen?

    Did today really happen?

    Big things happened today. Big things happened. I probably shouldn’t write about them publicly at this point because they’re so fresh and all the information hasn’t been pulled together yet, but damn… life is always seemingly so extra around me and my family. (And I was just starting to feel comfortable and okay with where…

  • Feeling Restless

    Feeling Restless

    This post was written on August 21, 2023 but posted on October 20, 2023. I’ve been stuck in bed again this summer and I’m miffed about it. My Crohn’s decided that it’s been long enough since my last flare-up and I needed to have the extra layer of challenge. So after a short stay in…

  • Thinking About Life Goals

    Thinking About Life Goals

    In my last post, I talked about my desire to get to doing things. One of the reasons for that is to get past the “planning and preparation” stages that I so often eagerly jump into but just as often don’t progress beyond. Now, the reason for that is partly because I’m just that way…

  • Matthew’s Restart Plan

    Matthew’s Restart Plan

    My last post was two years ago (almost exactly). I’ve written a few draft posts in the intervening time, but haven’t completed any of them or felt comfortable what I ended up writing. So let’s ignore the time gap and jump back into things! Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is seemingly “over-ish”, you’re probably seeing…

  • Let’s lighten things up a bit!

    Let’s lighten things up a bit!

    I want to write about something serious and topical, but also, I don’t. Where’s the fun in that? I mean, a bunch of other more influential people are already talking about the things that need addressing—what will I add to the discussion? If I’m not meaningfully adding something with substance, then what’s the point? Woah.…

  • Today…was a day.

    Today…was a day.

    This post was written after an intense Tuesday I had a few weeks ago. I didn’t finish writing it, but I decided to post it anyway. Oh, my goodness. What a wild day I had today. Care to hear the tale? 😬 Allow me to set the stage. There’s been a lot of dramatic changes…

  • It’s a new season!

    It’s a new season!

    Welcome to a brand-new season of life here in the after times! What a time, eh? I’m sitting here on the sofa; staring at the screen, considering what to write. There’s so much that I could write about, but where to start I don’t know. Much has changed in my life, yet much has stayed…

  • Thoughts on my current health situation.

    Thoughts on my current health situation.

    As you may or may not know, I have Crohn’s disease. This causes a lot of problems for my day-to-day activities and lifestyle, especially when the symptoms worsen like during a flare-up. Now I can’t control what my body does as far as my Crohn’s goes and I can’t always control how it affects my…

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    When I can’t decide on a topic to write about, I’ll usually start writing whatever is on the forefront of my mind. The problem is that there are usually a multitude of topics being thunk through in my brain… so I’ll end up with a weird combo of subjects that don’t necessarily mesh very well.…

  • It’s been a long time…

    It’s been a long time…

    …but not that long. I’m back now and that’s what counts. Besides, I’ve been unable to blog for various reasons. Sounds like it’s time for an update! What’s new with me I think that I told you about leaving my job a few months ago due to health problems relating to my Crohn’s. Well, that’s…

  • The mysterious odour.

    The mysterious odour.

    21812.15.7 I was at work one day as I often was at the time. Washing dishes, deep in thought. It was actually when I wrote these very words in my journal immediately after they popped into my head! I thought it was amazing. Now we’ll find out soon if it actually was. Or is. So…

  • Four things to encourage a healthy mind.

    Four things to encourage a healthy mind.

    I struggle with fatigue, pain, motivation, and bunch of other things on most days—a lot of which is related to my Crohn’s disease. Over the past couple of years I’ve discovered and developed different tools and methods to keep my mind in a good place. It’s not easy, but it is doable! One of those…

  • My first sunburn of the year!

    My first sunburn of the year!

    OUCH!! Matthew’s brain I’m on a boat! To be precise, Steven and I are sitting on the ferry heading back home to Vancouver after a long, fun-filled day. Oh my goodness it’s been crazy! Why are we on the ferry? I haven’t been out of the city in so long. That’s mostly because I don’t…

  • Thoughts on imposter syndrome and my health.

    Thoughts on imposter syndrome and my health.

    In preparation for writing this post, I decided to take some random imposter syndrome tests I found online. It was a very spontaneous decision so I don’t know what to make of it yet. Note to self: You’re probably experiencing imposter syndrome about your imposter syndrome. Please try to remember that you don’t need to…

  • Why I find Messenger to be a pain.

    Why I find Messenger to be a pain.

    This post brought to you in part by Starbucks. Free WiFi and not-free snacks available now at Starbuckses everywhere! For the past few weeks I’ve been mostly avoiding Facebook Messenger on my phone. I realize that I already do that fairly often without meaning to, but this time is slightly different. It started out as…

  • This week in Matthew’s life…

    All week I’ve been thinking about some really interesting posts to write here on the ol’ bloggy blog, and I started drafting one of them. However, I have yet to finish writing it, so I’m going to do a short update on some current goings on! Currently listening to Galavant Once we caught up on…

  • Where to start?

    Where to start?

    I sometimes have high expectations for myself. 🤨 Okay… very high expectations. 😑 Yes, yes. I often have unrealistically high expectations for myself. This blog is one of those things. Even though I don’t end up putting too much effort into what I write on here (most things end up being silly and totally great!),…

  • Weekly, not daily!

    Weekly, not daily!

    I’m gonna start blogging again. However, instead of writing a new post every single day, I’ll be posting once a week. Unless I feel like there’s more to say, but my weekly minimum post count shall be one. Over the past few weeks I’ve been clicking through my blog and rediscovering some aspects of my…

  • Let’s just pretend everything is okie dokie…

    My blog is still having problems, but they aren’t as persistent these days. That’s good! 🙌 I’ve been feeling quite crumby lately because of my silly Crohn’s. Oh well! In the “most-exciting-thing-that’s-happening-right-now” department, my sister, Steven, and I are hosting a murder mystery dinner party in a few weeks. We have big ideas and few…

  • Actually nope…

    So the problem is still not fixed. I’m kinda on the verge of giving up at this point. 😑 Stay tuned for more stupid posts about the problems my blog is having! -M3