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Carmyn Joy Effa  edmonton, cats, comics, education, too many chips, and a little angst. (=^ェ^=) currently selling a new self-publication. (see link).

the days are getting longer. ☀️

the ordinary is extraordinary 💫

my work station. (just refrain from judging my desktop, please)...


I couldn't be more grateful for these two and all they do for me. ❤ I'm the luckiest to be in their family.

Today is my 30th birthday! I bought this pin yesterday, as a self deprecating ode to my twenties: a decade that I am not all that sad to say farewell to, despite the many good things that also came my way. As I reflect on all that I was able to do and all I learned the last few years, it's really staggering and humbling. I obtained three university degrees. I moved across the country by myself. I ran my own business and developed an artistic voice. I had my heart broken multiple times. I stopped believing in God. I suffered the loss of family members and friends. I dealt with some dark depression. I often felt lost and didn't know who I was or what I'd become. I also read the most transformative pieces of literature. I experienced the landscapes of many countries. I drove a car on tiny roads in Ireland with my best friends and soloed through Europe on trains. I learned more of who I am and who's most important to me. I found the career I want to work at. I got a cat. I bought my own apartment. I fell in love on the internet and found my partner. In short, I experienced the ups and downs of a pretty typical foray into adulthood. I thought this birthday would scare me more, but instead I'm feeling optimistic. I'm ready to wholeheartedly embrace all of the adventures and memories that are yet to come - with the knowledge that I have, the self assurance I've acquired, and the family and friends I know will be by my side. Thanks, y'all. It's been a slice. ❤🥂☀

I had a lovely dinner and walk in the ravine at dusk with George last night, to kick off my birthday weekend. 🖤

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