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Dear Diary

Dear Diary

Ok Hi. This is a deeply personal piece that has been tumbling out of me for, like, 6 weeks, and I’m gonna lose my mind if I don’t publish it and let it soar tf away. Hop in if you’re up for the ride. TW: being drugged; the mention of sexual assault. Six weeks ago […]

Stop Wasting My Time

Recent events in current news –namely Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s poignant testimony at last week’s senate hearing and Judge Kavanaugh’s unhinged response to the allegations–  have brought me here. During the era of #metoo, I have stayed silent (at least in my public writing) about my own experiences with sexual violence. I have reached the point where I […]

#2 Cambodia: One Decision Away From a Different Life

#2 Cambodia: One Decision Away From a Different Life

I made the conscious choice to completely change my life just 3 weeks before I did. I got rid of half my junk, saved what money I could, quit my job, packed my car, and said goodbye to a life that no longer suited me. The future can either stay its course or change directions, based on […]

#3 Berlin: Know From Whence You Came

#3 Berlin: Know From Whence You Came

“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” James Baldwin In 2012, I was working full-time in my career, climbing the corporate ladder, rung by rung. I lived in Toronto, I did the the same crap every weekend (translation: nothing), and I […]

#4 Newfoundland: "Shared Joy is Double Joy; Shared Sorrow is Half Sorrow."

#4 Newfoundland: “Shared Joy is Double Joy; Shared Sorrow is Half Sorrow.”

In August of 2014, I quit my job(s), packed my life into my tiny blue hatchback, and hit the road. The goal? Drive from Coast-to-Coast across this great country. 4 ferry rides, 18 000 KMs, a ski season in Banff, and countless life lessons later, I finally did it. And it felt amazing. The following year, […]

#5 Toronto: Nothing in Life is Not Mixed

#5 Toronto: Nothing in Life is Not Mixed

I’ve been thinking about doing a travel series for a while, but didn’t know where to start.  Two cups of coffee in, it dawned on me: my small “revelations” are what make my work authentically me. The series begins with a trip to my hometown. It’s a place I love to hate, yet would defend […]

Dear 2016, I'm Ready.

Dear 2016, I’m Ready.

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. And you’ve barely heard from me at all this year. In 2015, I only posted four new entries. Why? I pretty much set myself up for a “quiet” year in my first post; “I’m trying to talk less and listen more…I’m trying to breathe deeper, play […]

Your Picture Gets Me Every Time

You know when things go wrong, one after the other? You feel kind of…overwhelmed, I guess…? You’re not really sure how to put it. And you’re not really sure how to handle it. And then the old shit comes up, and then the REALLY old shit comes up, and you’re stuck in your head. And […]

Mile 0

Mile 0

I’m exhausted, but I can’t sleep. Laying in bed in my hostel in Vancouver, I’m literally counting the dots on the ceiling tiles. Tomorrow, my road trip ends. Well, not actually. Just, you know, metaphorically. For me. If all goes well, tomorrow is the day Pappa Smurf (my little blue car) and I cross the […]

Goodbye To You

Goodbye To You

Well, we did it. Seven months have come and gone, and our time at Sunshine has come to an end. How wonderful. How sad. I’m excited to get back on the road. When I left Toronto last summer, I had no idea I’d end up doing a ski season in Banff. Sunshine kind of just…happened. […]