I hate to admit it, but I’m a people pleaser. With my thirtieth birthday looming, I’m taking stock of all my habits, behaviours and characteristics. There’s nothing like leaving your twenties behind to force you to reflect on your life up till this point, the good, the bad, the ugly… You decide, I’m fine with […]Read more "What I Need To Stop Doing Before I Turn Thirty…"
Since leaving Toronto, I’ve missed out on my fair share of opportunities: restaurant openings, food events and film previews, to name a few. A week after packing up my bags to move to Christchurch, I received an email about a press trip to a dreamy destination; a trip I would’ve attended in a heartbeat. Watching my […]Read more "How To Deal With Missing Out"
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 […]Read more "The Importance of Showing Up"
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 […]Read more "Note To Self"
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 […]Read more "On Doing Nothing"
I still recall my very first lecture and my very first assignment at The University of Auckland. After transferring from a practical, secure science major with abundant job prospects to an arts degree in English Literature, many people probably thought I had completely lost my mind. And who could blame them? However, as I sat […]Read more "Displacement and Chaos"
I initially began writing this post almost two months ago. This mere fact speaks volumes about my ability to endlessly ruminate on a topic (read: procrastinate) and my inability to decide on a consistent theme for this blog, or my life for that matter. The issue of coming into one’s profession has always been of […]Read more "The never-ending quest for meaningful work."