One of my New Year resolutions was to consistently update my blog, to share two or three posts per week. As you know, that’s not exactly what’s been happening… I recently shared an Instagram post about feeling uninspired and a bit blue. I’m not sure where it’s stemmed from, but I’ve been experiencing high levels of […]Read more "Why I Haven’t Been Updating My Blog"
I debated how to title this entry for a solid five minutes, then re-considered this post altogether. I’ve felt this way for much of 2015 and I hope 2016 brings about some clarity. It’s been a confusing year with high highs and low lows. In many ways, I’ve aged a lot this year. I turned 27 two weeks […]Read more "2016"
She said, “I think I’ll go to Boston…I think I’ll start a new life, I think I’ll start it over where no one knows my name.” “Boston” by Augustana has been one of my most-listened to songs over the past decade. The opening piano chords are instantly recognizable. And the song, as a whole, slowly […]Read more "In Transit: Boston"
“If you’re twenty-five, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and wide as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live, eat, and cook. Learn from them wherever you go.” From a very young age, my parents instilled in me […]Read more "Travel Wishlist"
When someone close to me dies, I’m shortly thereafter reminded of the circle of life. Following my grandfather’s recent passing, I vividly recall an influx of infants and young children swarming the Toronto Pearson Airport. Again, while spending a string of days and nights at my grandmother’s house, I played with a lovely little boy […]Read more "Love Poem"
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."