Uncertain times and self deprecation: time to blog?

I used to be a pretty hopeful person. Always dreaming of something better, always taking steps to get there. It was easy when I was younger. I could compartmentalize the bad stuff and focus on the good. I could sleep at night. Now, being thrust into adulthood, I’m finding it harder and harder to keep…

Forming Habits: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

30 days to form a habit, or so I’ve been told. I’m not quite sure if this information is correct or not, but it’s something I’ve always believed. Though, just because I believe it, doesn’t mean I’ve ever had the willpower to try and do something for 30 days to prove it. Every time I…

Thank you, next: A Letter to Past Friends

Thank you, next to all my past friends. Some taught me fun, some taught me rebellion, some showed me kindness, some showed me care, some showed me what it’s like to have someone always be there, and all taught me that people move on and things change Personally, being an only child, friends hold a…

Boots: The Cat That Came to Be…and Broke His Hip

What would we name him? I was stuck on a human name like Frank or Gus. Matt suggested Boots. I said no. We named him Boots. I ended up loving the name. Everyone loves the name. First, for a kitten it’s fitting as in Puss in Boots. Second, he has four little white boots on his…

Dear Madrid: You Took My Breath Away

I never had an inclination to go to Spain when I was travelling while on exchange. School had a reading week in February though and Spain was the cheapest option for my friends and I. Our first stop: Madrid, the beautiful capital of Spain and probably one of my favourite cities. We arrived late afternoon/early…

Preparing For Exchange: The Things I Didn’t Know

When I was picking universities, their exchange programs weighed heavily on my decision. My parents, my dad especially, were more comfortable with me moving away for post-secondary if it meant the opportunities for study abroad were vast and plenty. When the University of Western Ontario was my first pick, it was kind of theirs too…

Home

What is home when it’s all said and done? It’s the pitter-patter of feet Signalling that company is about to come. It’s the warmth that you feel Deep down in your soul. This comforting feeling Is how you know you’re home. Maybe it’s when arms hold you tight: When you can’t sleep, When you’re scared…

The Evolution of Dating Once You’re Roommates

How do you date once you’ve been living together? Matt and I have been trying to figure this out. Once you move in with someone all of a sudden you spend most of your time with them and dating can get lost. We didn’t realize what was happening first, we didn’t realize that the time…