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Writing – The Cure for Boredom
Growing up on a farm in the Canadian prairies, I was often bored. Too far from neighbours and not interested in playing boy games with my younger brothers, I made up friends in my head.
We would go on adventures together, travelling to faraway lands and meeting incredible characters. Television didn’t appear in our house until I was ten years old, so the movies I created in my mind became my entertainment.
Wandering the lonely, flat prairies, I turned the landscape into busy metropolises, grand seascapes or dense forests.
Curious about how other people lived, I read whatever I could get my hands on.
This added fuel to my imaginary world and kept the boredom at bay.
My adult life was busy with raising children, building a career, taking courses and volunteering. I still got bored easily and turned to my old habit of…
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