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.

Creating a Life of Freedom - Starting from Where I Am

As I write today, and on most days, I am taking action before I convince myself to do otherwise.

Build a life one step at a time.

Starting from Where I Am

Casey Balon

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As I write today, and on most days, I am taking action before I convince myself to do otherwise.   

And so in having the courage to take the first step, I am starting from where I am and just doing the next right thing – living one moment at a time, appreciating each experience like a hummingbird appreciates the abundance of nectar available from a freshly-filled feeder.

The first time I encountered this concept (of “just doing the next right thing”), I was unaware of its origin; I did not know that this notion had stood tall as a staple in recovery and support groups for many years. But what I did recognize was its relevance and ability to be applied to all areas of my life.

When I find myself partially paralyzed or even stagnant, I focus on just taking that next step, breathing in that next breath, and doing the next right thing. By taking the time to reconnect with myself and letting my soul take the lead, I am able to make the best decision for that moment. It’s incredible how those seemingly insignificant moments of doing the next right thing join together to create my day.

Living one day at a time allows me to focus on making the best out of the moments that are right in front of me. Those days add up over time; before I know it, I am building a life.