I’m an outdoor adventurer living in Vancouver, BC. I love exploring the outdoors all-year round, whether pushing for a summit or camping next to an alpine lake while challenging my Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I hope to inspire others by sharing stories and I hope to be inspired by like-minded Type 1s within our community.
Toddlerhood – The unhindered “with my inability to regulate emotions, I’m going to do whatever I want because I have no understanding of consequences yet” phase. It can be adorable, entertaining, and appalling at the same time. For a lot of parents, it’s a fluid existence where sleep becomes elusive (if it hasn’t already) and well laid plans rarely work out. You’re often left trying to make sense of things. Time spent in the mountains isn’t the same as it was, but take your little one outdoors and everything becomes a gripping adventure. My husband and I have been at this for over two years. We’ve accumulated some insight we’re ready to impart.Read More
Photo credit: Falacci Johnston
Hi, it’s been a while.
Writing has been on my mind for some time. I was reading through old posts and laughed at how much life has changed. I look back at the person I was and I can barely recognize her. I’ve written and rewritten this post countless times since 2019. Each time I’ve come back to it, something major has evolved.Read More
December 19, 2018 • Thoughts • by Ashika Parsad
What did one snowman say to the other?
Is it just me, or does it smell like carrots out here?
It’s my end-of-year wrap-up and you know the drill.Read More