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…

Top 10 Coping Mechanisms for When My Anxiety Is Too Much

For the past week and half (roughly), my anxiety has been through the roof. There’s no one pinpoint of the source, it’s been a culmination of things. To be honest, this is the busiest I’ve been in awhile and I know it will just get busier and busier. I guess I’m writing this to really…

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…

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…