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EmoryOakley Joined: 03-24-2022
I am writer and LGBTQ+ writer and educator from the Pacific Northwest. I love spending as much time as I can outdoors - hiking, cycling, camping and soaking up the sun at the beach.

The weather is finally getting better in BC, so it’s time to hit the trails. If you’re a city person like me, who doesn’t own a car, it’s harder to get out to the great hiking spots. Thankfully, many trails are close to the city, and a few are accessible by transit. Here is what I consider to be the best trails close to Vancouver. Transit Accessible Trails Close to Vancouver Grouse Grind The Grouse Grind is one of the most iconic trails close to Vancouver, accessible by transit from th...

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We live in a world that is incredibly fast-paced and reliant on technology. We all need to remember to take time for ourselves and slow down from time to time to maintain balance and sanity. Personally, I find one of the best ways to get time away and slow down is to take time to connect with nature. I try to get out camping during the spring, summer, and fall as often as possible. And in my day-to-day life, I try to make time for regular walks or even just sit in the park on my lunch break. Con...

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The pandemic has changed the way we interact with the world as well as the way we work. Many people have switched from a regular Monday to Friday 9 to 5 work week for more freelance work or gig work. But can we make a living writing? And what can we do to survive as a freelancer during such challenging times?  I started as a freelance writer approximately a year before the first lockdown in Canada, so I had already begun to adjust to remote work. However, I suddenly lost access to my social...

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