by Tania Carriere

July 25, 2021

Am I having a midlife crisis?

I always thought those were reserved for unfulfilled, uninspired people, who sit themselves down in a moment of reckoning and wonder "what went wrong?" and "what has it all been for?"

But that’s not me. I feel content, accomplished having recently reached one of my big goals, but now what was once enticing is now just "meh."

No one talked to me about what… READ MORE

 
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by Tania Carriere

June 26, 2021

What I find most intriguing about these unprecedented times is that it is not only the world that is in a state of "not known or done before" it is also ME. I am unprecedented. How intriguing. This reminded me of a time when I made a conscious choice to step into a version of  myself  "not known or done before"...

I had left for Paris heartbroken and a little lost, so I spent much of the train ride looking out the… READ MORE

 
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by Tania Carriere

May 22, 2021

When the lights come back on

Everything plunges into darkness. For the first few minutes, I am disoriented.

Slowly, the family emerges, one by one, around the kitchen table. Candles are lit, a game is found, a cosy blanket covers two of us, a bag of chips gets passed around. 

The intimacy of candle light. We sit close to one another, our faces barely lit. The light softens our… READ MORE

 
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