Today marks the end of chemo.
I've written this three times now. The first was right after we got the news, when emotion and adrenaline fuelled my writing, when grammar and syntax took backstage to the emotion and fear that guided my pen.
This September is the first in twenty years where I'm not heading back to school, and it's weird.
And just like that, I’m done. Despite the beginning of each semester feeling sluggish and slow, my undergraduate degree has passed by so incredibly quickly. A lot has happened in these five years, but throughout it all, I’ve grown so much and learned so much about myself and how I work. … Continue reading graduation
As a graduation requirement for my degree (English Honours), I wrote an undergraduate thesis this semester. I put this off until the last possible semester, because I was terrified at the thought of writing something that was longer than anything I'd ever attempted. To my surprise, the experience was ... not bad. My minor is … Continue reading writing a thesis
Well, it's been a minute. The past year has been nonstop and crazy and, unfortunately, this blog necessarily had to take a back seat. I have thought about closing it down, because I didn't know when I'd be able to return to it, but I decided against that, and I'm glad I did. I started … Continue reading hello again
During reading week, I hopped over to Victoria for a few days to get out of the city and pretend I didn't have a midterm and term paper due. I was lucky enough to fly standby, which was not only absolutely beautiful, but it also cut the travel time down to 30 min - from 3+ … Continue reading exploring goldstream trestle
Early February, I spent four days in Toronto - a little getaway in the middle of the semester. And it was the best thing I've done in a while; my January was insanely busy, so it was exactly what I needed to get through the rest of the semester. I haven't properly seen Toronto since I … Continue reading Toronto in a heartbeat
I have a few thoughts. I don't know if they're coherent, and they aren't fully formed, but this is my little space and I want to talk about what happened last night. I recognize that as a Canadian, this might never directly affect me, but it's going to affect millions of people. Social media in … Continue reading that impenetrable glass ceiling
With the exception of last year, my family has spent the past nine years celebrating thanksgiving in various locations with various groups of people. My early high school years were spent at Porteau Cove, glamping, with the turkey cooking in a garbage can on the beach. Then we relocated to Vancouver Island, near Courtenay, where a … Continue reading thanksgiving on mount baker