Sitting here writing this on the last day of work feels surreal. In one sense, it’s a day, just like any other day. I will close my laptop at the end of the work day, and go on to, most likely, lay out on the couch and watch endless episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. But, in… Read More Goodbye
COVID-19 sucks. It’s around 9:22am and I have already been awake for 12 hours. I work from Canada, in the Dubai time zone, so I am working midnights. It sucks. Today I celebrate the my last day with my English 12 class. It’s a bittersweet ending that I have to do through the computer. It… Read More COVID Musings
For the Christmas holidays I traveled to New Zealand and Australia. I was excited to explore these countries. As a Canadian, these countries seemed like distant cousins – sharing similarities in culture and customs, but with many kilometres in between. The first part of the trip was spent in New Zealand, starting in Auckland, and… Read More New Zealanddddddd!!!!
One of the questions I was asked the most this summer was about my trip to Uganda. Having traveled to Kenya and Tanzania the year before, I met people on my tour who had just finished trekking to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Their excitement and wonder in which they recalled the experience left… Read More Trekking with the Gorillas
In 2018, I made a conscious goal to read more. Just falling short of my goal of 30 books, I read 27 different stories throughout that year. But in working towards this goal, I was writing less and less, and as a result I have several blog posts written about Kuwait, and almost none about… Read More Update on Dubai
After I said goodbye to my parents, but before going through airport security, I was standing in the middle of a long line of people. Two rows ahead of me, a girl, maybe 17 or 18, was crying. I watched as she waved goodbye to her mom, who was standing across the room, behind the… Read More So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen…
When I came back to work after three weeks of winter holiday, we were bombarded with busyness. January is often characterized by high school exams, but in this particular case, our school was preparing for government observations as part of an annual rating system which determines school merit. Restful weekends, which I cherish, were non-existent;… Read More Winter Holiday: Part 1
In honour of the countdown to home reaching 26 DAYS, here is twenty-six reasons why I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TO. GO. HOME!!! And here they are, in no particular order: 1. Poutine (more specifically, Smokes poutine, and even more specifically pounaire) 2. Tim Hortons (EVERYWHERE) Do you want to go to the Timmies on Montrose or the… Read More I’M GOING HOME IN 26 DAYS!!!!!
It is an overcast day in Kuwait, and I returned to my apartment early this morning to find a thin layer of dust caked to my countertops. As I proceeded to remove the dust built up from a sandstorm and a rainstorm all while I was gone, the black dirt that came off of the… Read More A Week on a Beach in Boracay
Four hours ago, I was sitting at my desk handing out report cards, and had a hard time processing my mind thoughts. Meditation was out of the question – there was no silencing my mind. Instead, I turned to writing. Here is a list of all the things I am stressed about right now, written… Read More my to-do list