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
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
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
Immediately after writing that initial blog post for Project Pilgrim, I was struck by feelings of uncertainty and worry. Would anyone want to read about me? Did I have any right to include my voice into the conversation about mental health - something with which I've never had a significant experience? The response I received after writing that … Continue reading my story, part 2
A few days ago, a blog post I wrote about my experiences with mental health was shared through Project Pilgrim. I was shocked by the overwhelmingly positive response it received; people who have never spoken to me on Facebook sent me messages thanking me for sharing. I had people thank me for speaking on behalf … Continue reading sharing my story
I haven't really decided what I will be posting on this blog, so I thought I would start this off with a post about my cats, because well, I have an obsession. I've had cats for my entire life. When my mum moved to Vancouver from Toronto, she brought her two black cats, Withnail and Othello, and we … Continue reading crazy cat lady