Those Who Fan Your Flames

A few months back, there was a photo of a Tweet from Lauren Aitchison that kept showing up in my Instagram feed: "Four years ago, my ex boyfriend told me I should get a  grip on myself and realize I'd never be a writer. Today, the CEO of Penguin Random House shook my hand and told... 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 →

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 →

Build a Better Boat

"Now and then I let it go, I ride the waves I can't control I'm learnin' how to build a better boat" One day this summer I was driving home, I don't remember exactly where I had been. And this song came on the radio. A new song from Kenny Chesney. I'm definitely a country... Continue Reading →

Puppy’s Mom

This post was originally written in March of 2018, while I was living in Nepal. I found my English/Nepali dictionary and looked up the right words. I was nervous. I always mispronounce things and then no one understands me. I said it over and over again, repeating it in my head. Finally, I walked out... Continue Reading →

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