What's Up Wednesdays: Not a Big Deal

It’s just another Wednesday. No big deal. It just means it’s time to saunter around the web in search of great blog posts again. We start with Stacey Robinsmith explaining the true meaning of road signs that many people seem to misinterpret. A pedestrian crossing sign does not mean you can walk across the street with impunity and without risk. Not all traffic will miraculously stop for you, even if you have the “right of way.”

Leading by example, Buzz Bishop is doing the solo parenting thing this week as his wife is off on a trip to Italy. And while it shouldn’t be a big deal that he’s acting as an engaged father, it still is and we need to work on breaking that stereotype. Being a competent father doesn’t make you less of a man. In Buzz’s own words, “Seriously, it’s parenting. It’s not hard. It will be busy, but it’s not hard.”

Speaking of engaged fathers doing great things with their kids, Tyler Ingram recently took a trip over to the Othello Tunnels near Hope, BC. He’s been fortunate enough to get ten weeks of parental leave, so he’s making the most of it. Also known as the Quintette Tunnels, the Othello Tunnels feature a stroller-friendly trail and breathtaking natural scenery. They don’t call it Beautiful British Columbia for nothing!

Want to explore our gorgeous province without leaving the city? Do it via your stomach! “Food Queen” Amy Smith went to check out one of the hottest new spots in town. Fanny Bay Oyster Bar, unsurprisingly, specializes in fresh shucked oysters, as well as a range of other seafood. From an oyster stout to the perfectly cooked fried oysters, Fanny Bay looks like a fun, casual spot for some terrific eats. And they’ve got buck a shuck from 3pm to 6pm daily too.

And finally, if you feel like you’re not living up to your potential (I think that’s all of us), then Alison Breen has some sound advice for you to stop underachieving. It starts with tackling your feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, “the actions of confidence come first; the feelings of confidence come later.” Put another way, just do it, even if you don’t feel like you’re “good enough” yet.