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Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances ~ C S Lewis

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~ Henry David Thoreau

December 16, 2019

Life can be hard sometimes. Whether it's reliable routine shifting to something new, conflict with others or moments in life turning out to be less than ideal, we all confront seasons in life which cause us to come face to face with discouragement.

It's in these moments, when our heads are hung low and it takes all of the energy within, to pull your gaze from off the ground, despair likes to sing its song. "You'll never be go...

June 7, 2019

If you are anything like me, I'll bet you can't remember your first summer. In fact, believe it or not, about 0% of people actually remember experiencing summer for the first time. Crazy, right? With all kidding aside, as most kids did, I absolutely adored the summer. There was something amazing about the chirping of birds, the colourful flowers and the gentle sunbeams, not to mention the freedom of the break from school....

August 20, 2018

About a month ago, I moved from living in the suburbs to having a place right in the city. Doing this has really opened up a lot of doors for me, as my life is no longer run by rigid bus schedules and the fear of getting stuck somewhere. I'm loving the flexibility to come and go as I please, and the simplicity of being able to get home with ease. All of this has allowed me to be more relaxed and has even encouraged me to be a...

April 20, 2018

One of the most  intriguing parts of my trip to Naples, Italy, was the realization that just about everyone's life expanded from inside their home, to out the back door and onto the balcony. Every street I walked down seemed to be full of balconies displaying hanging laundry, for the whole world to see.

During my travels, someone explained to me why the city was like this. Because Naples is located along the gulf...

March 2, 2018

What you know to be true in the light holds true, even in the dark.


I'll say it again. What you know to be true in the light holds true, even in the dark.

I've come to the point in my life again, where I'm riding my bike home late at night in the dark, on a regular basis. There is something odd about travelling  a known route when it's dark outside and you're all alone. It's almost as if something has changed, while in fa...

November 23, 2017

A little while back, I received an apology text from one of my roommates. Somehow or other she had accidentally broken one of my nice mugs. I told her not to worry about it; although it was a good one, it was just a material thing and on the scale of importance, it really didn’t matter. When I brought my mugs to our new house originally, I knew there was a high probability that they would eventually break, but I would rather h...

November 19, 2017

For years, Hollywood has been teaching us many stories. Through these stories, whether intentionally or not, we have also been taught many lessons. As a little girl, a message that I took with me was that I should be searching to find the “one.” All wrapped up in this concept is the idea that there is one special person that I am meant to spend my life with, and without him, my life will be void. This “one” will come along, sw...

November 15, 2017

I don’t know about you, but sometimes (okay more than just sometimes) my mind likes to get carried away – WAY carried away. Whether it’s a small fear, a task that I’m expected to complete or even just doing something that’s new, my brain has a way of turning things into a potential catastrophe. Before I know it, I’ve turned something of little importance into a whole song and dance, and in the end I’m left feeling stressed out...

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About Me

I'm 26 year old adventure-seeking Canadian. Outside of Canada, I've lived in the United States, France and now the United Kingdom. I'm writing to help you make the best of your travel experiences, and to  share glimpses into life abroad.