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 →

Just Like Coming Home

As we descended through the clouds, I saw that hill that was visible from my old apartment. The one my friend and I had climbed. The highest point in the Kathmandu Valley. That familiar sight caused me to tear up, my eyes still welling with tears as the plane touched down, minutes later. I was... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Fall

This past weekend was the official start of fall in Canada. For some provinces it meant beautiful fall-like weather, with the leaves on the trees slowly changing colours. While other provinces saw snow (I got a snapchat from my brother on Friday golfing in the snow - welcome to Canada haha). However, this isn't exactly... Continue Reading →

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