Here’s to Strong Women

Today is International Women's Day. It is acknowledged worldwide, and celebrates women's achievements from political to social, as well as calling for gender equality. In Nepal, it is actually a public holiday (for women only). In the early 1900’s, when international women’s day first began, the aim was to increase wages, decrease working hours and... Continue Reading →

I’d Rather Go

Many people my age are starting to settle down. Getting real adult jobs, getting married, and having children. And if I'm being honest, the thought of that is terrifying. But that is the norm, or to me it seems like it is. When I was in Nepal I was often asked if I was married,... Continue Reading →

24

This week, I will turn 24. It's not a big year for most people. But... for me, 24 is a big one. Because there were many, many days this past year when I didn't think that I was going to make it to my 24th birthday. 23 was full of extreme highs and extreme lows,... Continue Reading →

Lessons from 2018

This year has felt like forever and it has felt like nothing. It has been a year of change. A year of challenges. A year of growth. I have experienced some incredible highs, but also some incredible lows. And, over the last 12 months, I've learned more than I could have imagined. I thought I'd share a... Continue Reading →

Thank you for being here

Today, I want to say thank you. I don't ever say it often enough, but to my family and friends... Thank you for celebrating my accomplishments and achievements - even when I don't recognize what a big moment it was. Thank you for making me see how far I've come and celebrating the milestones with... Continue Reading →

How to Fake it

Since starting school again, my schedule has become hectic, with classes, assignments, readings, friends, cooking, exercise, more readings, midterms, finals and... oh, yeah. Sleep. There are definitely days that are overwhelming and days that I don't feel like I can deal with what is in front of me. But despite how I feel, some of... Continue Reading →

Do it Anyway

As you will know from past blog posts, the last 10 months or so of my life have been hectic, full of change and a lot of challenges. And during this time I've had to reach out for help - something I truly struggle with. But by asking for help, I received a lot of... Continue Reading →

Why I Wear a Poppy

Every November I take a moment on the 11th to remember. No matter where I am. Every November, I buy a poppy. In the last couple of weeks, I've had a few people ask me why I wear one. Mostly friends who are new to Canada and don't know about Remembrance Day. I struggled to... Continue Reading →

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