The Importance of Showing Up

The Importance of Showing Up

One thing I’ve noticed about Christchurch, that never ceases to amaze me, is that everyone turns up. It could be symptomatic of losing a slew of businesses and community events following the earthquakes, but nevertheless, it's impressive! In Toronto, I had friends from different areas of my life and everyone was always busy. When planning an event, one would anticipate that many of the [...]

6 Tips For Moving To Another Country

6 Tips For Moving To Another Country

Living overseas has been one of the most rewarding (and challenging) experiences of my life so far. It's helped me understand different cultures, people, and places and has shifted my perspective about home and relationships. Had I not moved to New Zealand seven years ago, I'm not sure I would have had the courage to change my career [...]

Uniformity

Uniformity

I've always had an unusual fascination with school uniforms. Attending public school in Saskatchewan, the idea of wearing variations of the same thing every day seemed elusive and mildly entertaining. When I first met Nick, I was enamoured with his navy school blazer, which is still in his closet today. I'm drawn to tartan and [...]