Jen Arbo lives with her family in New Westminster, BC, where she works in the public sector. She holds a blue belt in karate, prefers to shoot her recurve bow sightless and cans a great jar of jam, though she swears she is not preparing for a dystopian future. Likes: snug socks, strong tea and a brand new dot-grid journal. Dislikes: heights, clutter and storage containers that have lost their matching lids. “Encircled” is her first published piece since her son was born and stole her brain a decade ago, and she’s happy to be back. You can find her online on various platforms as @jenarbo.