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 [...]

Note To Self

Note To Self

While I was at home over the holidays, I spent one evening thumbing through old family albums. As my sisters and I often do, we each selected a few of our favourite photos from our respective baby books. I recently read an article that discussed the twenty-something woman's tendency to berate herself on a daily [...]

On Doing Nothing

On Doing Nothing

Toronto is a hotbed for overachievers; those who rationalize being overworked and sleep-deprived. We're New Yorkers in training, in a city that's on the verge of growing up without any real identity. While I appreciate ambition, especially in these ever-crucial years, I don't understand why we're encouraging each other to work longer and harder without [...]