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 →

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 →

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 →

September 11th

My memories of September 11th 2001 are vague at best. I was 6, having just started grade 1. I remember my dad picking my brother and I up from school, a rarity. My parents didn't want us taking the bus home in case other kids were talking about what had happened. They were worried we... Continue Reading →

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