Everyone At Sunshine Is Feeling It

I’ve been feeling it. Everyone at Sunshine has. You know that blah feeling you get around February, where winter is going to last forever, and you haven’t seen the Sun in decades, and if you don’t find your way to a beach soon you’re certain you will shrivel up and die? Well, most of us […]

What I’ve Learned In a Year

Happy New Year! Welcome to my first post in 2015 🙂 Today also happens to be exactly one year from when I started this blog. What have I learned in a year? Well… Nothing is forever. Not pain. Not joy. If it hurts, fear not; it shall pass. If it’s amazing, appreciate it; it’ll end […]

Letting Go

“This is the happiest I’ve been in a really long time.” “You sound like you’re trying to sound sure of yourself.” It’s been 5 months since I wrote The Dawn of a New Era. When I wrote it, I was sick and tired of being the depressed girl. Sick and tired of being the angry […]

The Red Pill

Eight months ago, I was in a very different place. I don’t mean literally, as that would be stating the obvious, but mentally and emotionally. I wrote a piece called, “The Blue Pill” about my struggle with self-numbing. I’d been doing it for years, so waking up from that state of mind was fucking rough. […]

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

Greetings from Banff! I have (unofficially) become an Alberta resident. True, I still don’t have a home, but I have 5 job offers. I’ve also been working at Earl’s since my fourth day in town, and, apparently, that makes me a local. You’ll be happy to know I recently upgraded from sleeping in my car to a bed in […]

3 Enemies to Our Personal Growth

Once upon a blogging era, I posted videos every Friday. I haven’t post one in a while, but I really feel this one is worth watching. The guy’s name is Brendon Burchard. I’d never heard of him until tonight and I stumbled upon this video quite by accident. I’m glad I did. It hits close […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

My basement apartment looks like a war zone. In 2 weeks, I start my Cross-Canada road trip. I may return, I may not. I’m not attached to any particular outcome, really, other than one conviction: I don’t want to live here whenever I come back. Too many bad memories, too much negativity. Too many emotional barriers to overcome. Hence why […]

Dropping 5 Toxic Habits

Before I left for Europe, I told myself I’d quit smoking when I got back. On Day 1, I remembered how shitty and hard it is to quit (as the saying goes, “Quitting smoking is easy; I’ve done it dozens of times!”). They say it takes 21-30 days of repetitive behaviour to form a habit, […]

“I didn’t come all this DOORS to have…I didn’t come all this WAY to have DOORS slammed in my face!”

In high school, I was in a play called Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii. My friend Chris played a character named Peter Prior, a young man who set out to meet his biological dad on his 18th birthday in an attempt to improve his miserable life. He had a line, “I didn’t come all this […]

The Dawn of a New Era

  “There are mean people who see only meanness reflected in your beauty, but they are wrong.” – Rumi   I’m back, bitches! For a while there I was kind of worried about myself. Thankfully, a lot changed in the last couple of months, and I feel like I’m me again. Only better. Stronger. Smarter.  […]