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Life Stories

Here's a place to get updates on what in the world is going on in my life. It's a way for others to keep track of where I am and what kind of things I am doing as I travel though Europe and beyond. Honestly, I have no idea what the next couple years will have in store, so I'm more excited than anyone, to see what this page will hold!

October 7, 2019

How many times have you sat around wondering what to do? You've got a whole day off with nothing at all planned. It seems that this happens to me quite often.

I work 5 days a week, during the evenings, with Mondays and Tuesdays off. This pretty much means that whenever the rest of the world isn't working, I am, and vice versa. Most community events take place on evenings or weekends, when most of the people I know are off. It f...

September 28, 2019

It's not often that I dedicate a blog post to updates about my life, but in the last little while there has been so much that has taken place. Most often, I like to zero in to writing about specific events that have happened or places that I have spent time travelling to. As fun as that can be, I think that sometimes by doing this, it can miss out on the big picture of what is really going on and what life is really like.

For t...

July 28, 2019

I must say, there is nothing like a good adventure film, sitting on the edge of your seat, with absolutely no idea what’s around the corner. Your heart is pumping in your chest, as you sit and watch with great anticipation. Experiencing something like this in real life, however, is slightly less pleasurable and quite a bit more terrifying.

A few weeks ago, I spent the day with my sister in Toronto. Without k...

April 27, 2019

Today I went for a walk, down by the beach. Not too far from where I live, there are beautiful white cliffs along the shoreline of one of the many beaches. I had seen them once, from far away, and this place looked absolutely spectacular, but today I was determined to get right up close.

I made my way through the public pathways, and down to the main beach area. It's Easter Holidays here and the weather was a lovely 15 deg...

April 6, 2019

I was just thinking recently, that I've had quite a few random and bizarre events that have taken place during my travels. So far, I haven't shared many of them. I think I'm going to mix things up a bit today, and share with you one of my crazy adventures. Sit back and relax, because it's story time! 

Many years ago, I studied at university in the state of Virginia. It was about a 12 hour drive between my house and my school an...

March 21, 2019

It should come as no surprise when I tell you that change is a continual part of life. As much as I often struggle with change - I can thrive on routine and knowing what is happening - I am coming to realize more and more that change is part of the continual progression of life and without it, we are unable to grow. I think that inspirational writer, Alan Cohen, sums it up pretty well when he says, "A life without change is no...

February 15, 2019

This week, I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit unique. While I was away in France, I decided to start a Twitter account, in order to document some of my impressions and experiences during my time there. In order to give you a little bit of insight and maybe a few chuckles, I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite funny and weird moments that I Tweeted.

Being Canadian:  

When there is still much r...

November 22, 2018

Hello dear friends,

It has been a while since I have shared any updates to my life - were I am, what's my plan and what's been going on. A lot of things have been happening, and I thought I'd give you some insight. 

Let me get started by saying, "I'm still here!!" Oh yes, I am still in the lovely little city of Lille, France. Let me tell you, I have actually tried to leave three times, but each time, something happens which keep...

July 26, 2018

To give you a bit of context, I spend quite a bit of my time working in a small, laid back bar in the city of Lille. Before the World Cup began, we knew we would have to make some minor adjustments to the bar, if we wanted to get any business during the 2018 World Cup. We brought in a massive screen and a projector, to insure that we could live-stream each game for our clients.

Before I knew it, it was game time. It seemed...

June 14, 2018

In this past year, 365 days, I've traveled to more countries than some people have ever dreamed of seeing in a lifetime. I've traveled by plane, boat, train, bus a car and interacted with countless strangers. I have included a few of my travel photos today, which include destinations from France, Belgium, Italy and Scotland. For the opportunities to travel, the places I've seen and the things that I've learned, I'm extremely...

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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.