Burnout

I first felt it back in August. I was exhausted, irritable, stressed, and downright miserable. No amount of sleep helped, no amount of yoga, exercise or meditation seemed to curb the nagging symptoms of anxiety and depression that were slowly creeping back into my life. Everyone around me kept asking why I was so tired.... Continue Reading →

According to the Plan

Last week, I came back to Nepal after the most incredible 8 days in Tibet. We had snowball fights at 4900+ meters above sea level, stood on passes overlooking the bluest lakes I've ever seen and 5 of the highest mountains, slept at Everest Base Camp, and made friends from all over the world. I... Continue Reading →

And Some Days You’re Living

This morning I was woken up by buses honking and exceptionally loud music playing nearby. I opened my eyes, and pushed a button on my phone. It was 5:54. I rolled over, sighed, and got out of bed, knowing the noise wouldn't subside anytime soon. Or at all, until about 8pm tonight. And for a... Continue Reading →

Is Canada ready?

Yesterday, I was scrolling through my twitter feed, getting caught up on news from Hong Kong, Kashmir, to the upcoming election back home. As I scrolled down, I saw this: "Some voters question whether Canada is ready for a PM with a turban" Excuse me? Is all that I could think. And then I opened... Continue Reading →

Homesick

“You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this.” ― Charlotte Eriksson I pride myself on my ability to be strong. I’ve proven to myself again and again that I have the strength to get through things and be okay. And... Continue Reading →

And that changed my life

A few weeks back, I got lost in the black hole of the internet and came across a thread. Someone was asking people to name one thing that someone said to you that changed your life. It’s a big question. Lots of people responded with proposals or finding out they were having a child. If I... Continue Reading →

Where is my money going?

This past year, I took a course in sponsorship and fundraising, and one week, class started off this this video: The way we think about charity is dead wrong. While I do not totally agree with everything Dan says, his perspectives on the non-profit world made me reconsider my own ideas when it comes to fundraising... Continue Reading →

Canada Day

Today, Canada is celebrating it's 152nd birthday. And this year is the first time in my life I haven't been in Canada for this celebration. This year, I am in a village in rural Nepal, the only Canadian (that I know of) for miles. Most people don't know anything about Canada besides that a family... Continue Reading →

Defining Home

Since I left Manitoba in 2014, I have been struggling to pin down what home means to me. Home. Where I was born and raised? Where I currently live? Where I've spent most of my adult life? Each of these questions has a different answer. A drastically different answer for that matter. Because in some... Continue Reading →

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