Melanie Bisson

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A big part of my life, I didn’t know my purpose in life. Now that I made peace with myself and decided to stop comparing myself to others and be happy with what I have, now that death is threatening me, I pray for my life. I ask myself so many questions and the main one is “why are you giving me something so beautiful and precious and you’re threatening of taking… Read More

This weekend was a little harder than usual. Has we went for a little walk, I was looking at people running, biking and kayaking and I was telling myself that I want to be able to do an activity like that again one day. Of course, with all the uncertainty in my life, I started crying. Every little things made me tear up. There is so much I would like to do… Read More

The past weekend was great! For us in Canada, it was a long weekend. Yes, I was still feeling the chemo effects, but I was feeling good enough to go on a small walks here and there. When you have a child, you can’t just stay at home all the time. Our son would just be a mess. So we went for short walks at places we never been or that me… Read More

I am not shy to say that most of my life I was a loner. I don’t have close friends. I often felt alone. A lot of things happened in my childhood that probably contributed to this, but I can’t go back in time and change it. Being diagnosed with cancer brings you to review your life. You wonder what you did wrong, what you could have done better. It makes you… Read More

When you have kids, trying to achieve what you used to be able to do is nearly impossible. You have to change your mindset and let go of certain things and change your standard quite a bit.

Being bored with a kid is impossible. Every day is a new adventure. Yesterday he didn’t sleep through the night, last night he did. Go figure. Looks like it’s impossible to know when he will sleep. Maybe he’s just slowly transitioning. Today he’s been a bit grumpy. I think his teeth are bothering him. It looks like all the four top teeth are coming out at the same time. Poor baby. Tylenol… Read More

Originally posted on Simply Etta :
Photo Credit When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are…

Sometimes, when you least expect it, things happen in your favour.

Today was quite challenging mentally for me. Of course, being tired doesn’t help. My son decided that he doesn’t want to sleep from 2 am to 4:15 am. And over that, he’s fighting his naps during the day. He has been doing this for the past week or so. Sometimes I wish he could tell me what’s going on. Perhaps it’s teething, maybe it’s a stomach ache, or possibly just because he… Read More

Dear leaf blower guy… Did you know that after the rain, blowing the leaves will take double the time? Did you know that some people are trying to have their kids down for a nap? Did you know some people need their full concentration to work? We live in a townhouse complex, and the maintenance guys always come once a week to cut the grass, take away the leaves that fell, but… Read More

Having a baby is difficult enough, but never in the world I would have thought of raising a child during a pandemic… It is just making it even more difficult… If we could pause the newborn stage until this mess is over it would be fine, but now that my little guy is 7 months old, introducing the world to him is very difficult… His growing needs to explore is making things… Read More

Hi everyone, I know it’s been ages I haven’t posted on my blog. Things have changed a lot in my life in the past year. From being indecisive about having kids, we finally came to a decision to take the plunge and start our little family. You may wonder why out of a sudden things changed? Well… Back at the end of 2018, working with other women who have kids made me… Read More

Originally posted on Living the Journey • A Day at a Time:
Hello everyone, It’s been kinda slow at work today and one of my colleagues sent me this article which I found goes hand and hand with what I wrote yesterday about being ourselves as well as an older post about how technology is becoming a dependance. This article is really good! It talks about the way people are putting themselves on the…

Sometimes darkness suddenly invades my thoughts and I don’t know why. I fight with my thoughts to change my way of thinking trying to be positive. Sometimes with no success or it’s just temporary. Having expectations can sometimes hurt you. Sometimes, an event that didn’t work as you planned happens, the voice in your head starts to tell you negative things and it’s not really what’s happening… It triggered something deep down… Read More

Murders, kidnappings, bombings… Learning about the atrocities that happen around us every day makes me wonder where this world’s going…  Last Friday, a 14-year-old got killed in a park a few blocks away from our house. We often go by that area on our runs. This is scary… Living in the uncertainty for our safety is not what I had imagined for the future. It seems like the more the years go… Read More