“To hold your world together”

Since I moved away from home about 6 years ago, I've found that I rarely miss my family. We stay well connected through social media and phone calls, and I am usually busy enough that I don't miss them between those interactions. But when I'm sick, or having a hard day, that's when I miss... Continue Reading →

The Last Time

I can't help it. Every time I leave a place, I start thinking about how "this is the last time I'll be doing this". The last time walking to the office. The last time buying groceries at that particular grocery store. The last time meeting a friend in a particular place. About a month ago,... Continue Reading →

Christmas from Halfway Around the World

December has always been magic to me, and is one of my favorite times of the year. But being overseas, it's different. Yes, it's getting cold. A different cold than back home, but still. Yes, many coffee shops and restaurants have Christmas trees set up, especially those located in expat or tourist areas of Kathmandu.... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Tihar

Currently in Nepal, those who are Hindu, are celebrating the festival of Tihar (similar to Diwalli in India). This was written last year, when I was in Nepal, after my first visit to a village, which just happened to occur during this festival. I had been invited to the office on the first day of... Continue Reading →

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