Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK,

Upon delving into a good book, I immediately enter into a relationship with the author, the characters, and the story. Each love affair is unique. I often find myself embedded in the world the author has created.

    My heart rarely beats faster than in the first moment I walk into a bookstore. As I take a couple steps passed the entrance, I stop to look around, breath in, and smile. My senses are heightened, my mind is clear, and I feel at peace.

    My adoration of bridges follows suit. Living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has sparked my appreciation for these beautiful pieces of architecture. To me, stepping onto a bridge evokes a sense of freedom. A bridge can symbolize the choice to cross over to a new era, to take on a new adventure, or to strive for a new circumstance.

    Whether it is a book, a movie, a collection of music, et cetera, I aspire to share my take on the pieces of work I encounter. I hope you enjoy what my site has to offer as I'll use it to share reviews and my views.

A Few Things My Twenties Have Taught Me

A Few Things My Twenties Have Taught Me

Casey Balon

1) Be yourself. Stop trying to impress everyone else.

2) Take the time to pre-heat the damn oven. Trust me – it makes a difference.

3) Always check to see if there is toilet paper in a public washroom stall before (not after) going pee.

4) Take care of yourself – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It takes time and effort, but it is worth it.

5) Acquiring information doesn’t necessarily equate to intelligence; however, being able to critically think about that information does.

6) Don’t take shit from anyone, and stand your ground. Do this without being a self-centered asshole. Be willing to accept when you have made a mistake, learn from it, and do better next time.

7) Sometimes you have to listen more than you speak.

8) Animals enrich your life more than you enrich theirs. They bring unconditional love to the table. Even if your cat is a jerk, she’s your jerk. Appreciate your pets. Love your pets. Treat them well.

9) Value the people in your life who treat you right, and forget about the rest. Those who are loyal, loving, and compassionate are irreplaceable. Show them and tell them how much they mean to you.  

10) Love fiercely. Love your family – blood or not. Love your spouse. Love yourself.