Hi there! I'm Leah and this is my blog. "Dream Big Cape Breton" is about my life on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It's about looking for, and finding, inspiration + joy all around me.
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Pretty, pretty flowers. Lilacs – that scent! It takes me back in time to past summers, and also grounds me in the present, in this lush and rainy June. If the Internet could transmit smell, you could smell lilacs right now. … Continue reading
This morning I woke up in North Sydney, at home. I drank coffee and ate toast and yogurt, and left at 7 am. I drove over Boularderie and Kelly’s Mountain and along the Highway to Baddeck. I arrived at work … Continue reading
Last week my friend Kelly wrote on her Facebook that she was giving away her books. She wrote out a list of all of them, and each person who wanted to could pick out five. There were like a … Continue reading
Do you have phases in your life like this, where you’re hopping from one day to the next and the time is just flying? In some ways I love it, and in other ways I hate it. I love having … Continue reading
It is both good, and strange, to be back at my previous job for the summer. Good because… they are great people to work with. Good because I get to walk around a lot, or at least stand at the … Continue reading
I ran to the grocery store tonight for a couple of items: Baileys, carrots, yogurt, lettuce. When I walked out of the grocery store I heard peepers, quite loud. It was in contrast to the parking lot, the bright lights, … Continue reading
I am in need of the springtime. Of le printemps. I am in need of dirt-time. Of spend time outdoors, hearing the birds. Of walking around the garden and seeing new things coming up. Pulling things out too… that’s necessary. Aaahhh… … Continue reading
It happened again this morning – I told someone I get to school and back (North Sydney to Marconi, and back) using the bus. His reaction: “No! You poor thing!” “Honestly, I don’t mind. It works out for me pretty … Continue reading
The twenty-second of April is my birthday, and it’s also Earth Day. When I was maybe seven years old, one of my little friends who lived in Antigonish, where, apparently, there was a big annual Earth Day celebration, was visiting … Continue reading