Hi!

I’m Natalie.

I can’t tell you how to live the life of your dreams, manifest your soul mate, or make money on Instagram.

I actually hate Instagram. (But I still use it sometimes.)

I can tell you this: one day, a few years ago, I realized that despite my marriage, my house and my semi-fancy TV job, I was very unhappy.

And more importantly, that maybe I could change that.

So I went and traveled the world. 

I thought travel would help me figure myself out, and then I’d find true love and live happily ever after.

This did not happen.

Instead, I found out how much I sucked at being alone. 

So I wrote about it. You can find some of that writing here, and here.

And in doing all that, I stopped sucking at being alone quite so much. AND I learned how to find true love! Shockingly, it had nothing to do with other people.

So I made a podcast about it.

I’ve also written for The Rumpus, the CBC, The National Post, the Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, and the History and Discovery channels. And I write copy for businesses and creatives. (More on that over here.)

Welcome to my small piece of internet. Please make yourself at home.

 

 

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I can’t tell you how to live the life of your dreams, manifest your soul mate, or make money on Instagram.

I actually hate Instagram. (But I still use it sometimes.)

I can tell you this: one day, a few years ago, I realized that despite my marriage, my house and my semi-fancy TV job, I was very unhappy.

And more importantly, that maybe I could change that.

So I went and traveled the world. 

I thought travel would help me figure myself out, and then I’d find true love and live happily ever after.

This did not happen.

Instead, I found out how much I sucked at being alone. 

So I wrote about it. You can find some of that writing here, and here.

And in doing all that, I stopped sucking at being alone quite so much. AND I learned how to find true love! Shockingly, it had nothing to do with other people.

So I made a podcast about it.

I’ve also written for The Rumpus, the CBC, The National Post, the Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, and the History and Discovery channels. And I write copy for businesses and creatives. (More on that over here.)

Welcome to my small piece of internet. Please make yourself at home.

 

 

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Gentle Men

“Maybe these things take a while to develop. Maybe people change. Maybe vulnerability grows.” So I waited, even though I knew – or at least, the loud lady living in the corner of my brain knew – that people don’t change on a dime like that, unless they are characters in Hollywood movies.

And then, Ruble died.

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Naughty Nat

I have, to my surprise and horror, met someone I like.
It’s not serious. I can’t do serious yet. I am still too traumatized by serious. Even leaving a bottle of contact lens solution at his house feels transgressive. He gave me a toothbrush because I forgot mine, and I had to stop myself from throwing it out afterwards to delete the evidence.
He loves to travel.
He doesn’t want kids. At all. Ever.

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Retreat

“I’m going out of my mind,” I whisper to my friend Susan.

“Me, too,” she whispers back. “But don’t forget: it’s Day 2.”

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