16 Highlights From 2016

Dec 18, 2016 by

A lot of people are calling down 2016 and are ready to move on to the next chapter. While I understand why this is the general sentiment, it actually wasn’t a horrible year for me. School-wise, I started my 4th and final year of optometry. Travel-wise, I visited countless new places, including three new countries and spent the bulk of this year outside Canada exploring. And personally, my guy and I have started a final countdown to the end of long distance for good! Here’s a look at some of my favourite highlights from 2016 in (basically) chronological order.   1. I turned 30, yo. My lovely friends and I went to Proof for fancy cocktails. I got wastey-pants, and the hangover the next day reaffirmed my status as a thirty year old. More...

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That Was A Mistake: Skating In Qatar...

Apr 14, 2015 by

That time I thought skating in Qatar would be a good idea. Yep, skating of the ice variety… in the desert.     The tipoff should have been the misspelling of “chalet”… or the disgusting state of the skates (the fact that the laces were disintegrating and the tongues were no longer actually connected to the skates)… or the fact that I saw no evidence of skate sharpening equipment… or the fact that I could tell that the blades were completely dull (although this was after I’d paid for the rental)… or the fact that I was in Qatar.       I insisted. My poor friend Claire is from Ireland, and I am from Canada. I grew up skating and playing ringette and hockey. She did not. I had been away from home...

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Details of Qatar

Apr 3, 2015 by

  For now, more trees. More shrubs, more bushes, more leaves, more branches, more insects marching in a row. For now, I conserve my brain cells (and grander thoughts) for the upcoming 2 weeks of 7 final exams I have to write. For now, enjoy these photos of Doha, Qatar. The Middle East is a place that remains a mystery to many Westerners, and still to me even though I have visited. I would love to return, to visit my friends in Qatar again, to see Dubai, Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, Iran, Jordan, Israel. I just want to see it all. Have you ever visited the Middle East? ____________________________________________________________________ Please find me on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Say...

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Reflecting On A Few Things: School Is Winter...

Feb 5, 2015 by

                              As of today, I have been back at school for a month. After an epic year off, I’m back at it. You’d think I’d have written a lot more about it by now, but the reality is that I’m keeping the details of this transition mostly to myself. As I get older, sharing less is becoming my comfort zone. I have a few theories as to why, and even those, I will keep to myself. I will just say this. School is winter. Last week, the chill got to me. It is much more damp here than the dry (though snowy) winters I get in Winnipeg. With the whipping wind, and the bit of moisture in the cold air, I...

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All The Liebe

Jan 14, 2015 by

Wow! If I’ve done my math correctly (and we should never trust my mental math), this is the third time I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. Last year, I was nominated twice and answered 22 questions in one go, and this year, Kristen from A Gypsy Breeze put me in her list of nominees. I’m going to break the rules here and not nominate anyone or come up with my own questions (only because I’ve done these relay type posts a number of times) but I will answer the questions! Just a little gratuitous rambling. Here are the 11 questions. 1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Lord have mercy on us all right now. I’ve lived in Canada (Winnipeg and Waterloo), and I’ve lived in...

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