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-19 Sucks
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
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…
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!!!!!
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
In making a commitment to writing once a week, the commitment has not been as difficult as I anticipated. Blog topics, thoughts, and then words, have come to me in my mornings of reflection and have allowed me to pursue a consistent process and establish a cathartic routine. I have come to love the Friday… Read More On Establishing Balance
*Written mid-week. Today was a good day. It’s hard to say that about any day in the final weeks of school, but on the whole, today was a good day. But a lot happened, and I am mentally unsettled. I came home from school, and continued my day as I do any other day. I… Read More Ma’a Salama
Confession time. After nine months in Kuwait, I realize that my normal is very different from the normal that I left in Canada. Reading this, it might be something you have already realized. You might have had thoughts about this before, or even (but hopefully not) made some judgement as to the life I live. While I’m… Read More The Subjectivity of Normal