Don’t let the wormy people get you down

I am going to pass on some cheesy age-old wisdom that I think every young adult needs to hear, and I especially need to internalize. Here’s the real zinger….. Not everyone in life is going to like you. There will be jerk-wads left, right, and centre in life. They can take the form of colleagues, classmates, acquaintances, ‘friends’ or otherwise. And you know what? They … Continue reading Don’t let the wormy people get you down

The most exciting and terrifying email I’ve ever received

Three days ago, I opened my inbox to find a particular e-mail that I had been waiting not-so-patiently to receive. There, with a simple click of my mouse, sat my information package for my exchange session in Belgium next semester. Cool, right?! As I read through the package and learned that I had three months before I was expected at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, … Continue reading The most exciting and terrifying email I’ve ever received

“Get ANGRY!” – tips from a chronically ill super hippy feminist warrior

So maybe you looked at the title of this post and, despite ALL THE OTHER WORDS IN THE TITLE, you saw ‘feminist’ and thought, “oh dear GOD, not the F word again!” BUT HEAR ME OUT! While I think it’s the coolest thing EVER, I will not brand you with a capital F and make you carry it around like a scarlet letter – only … Continue reading “Get ANGRY!” – tips from a chronically ill super hippy feminist warrior

Dear ex-boyfriend – or whatever it is we’re calling you

I was enjoying myself with family and friends at a wedding this past weekend, when it occurred to me that more and more people in my life are getting hitched, or at the very least coupling up for the long haul. Well, I’m sitting over here giving them mega props, because I can’t even commit to what I want to eat for dinner, let alone … Continue reading Dear ex-boyfriend – or whatever it is we’re calling you

She ain’t from around here: advice to new Torontonians

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I am not from the city. I’m from that rural-surburbia crossbreed of a neighbourhood, where some families live in old victorian houses and others dress in camouflage and go cow-tipping for fun. I am in no way ashamed of where I’m from – how can you grow branches without roots, am I right?! But I will be … Continue reading She ain’t from around here: advice to new Torontonians

The world could potentially be my oyster…

As an iBA (international bachelor of arts) student, I’m required to spend at least one semester abroad as part of my degree.  Last week, the process for exchanges opened up – WOOHOO! York International and the Glendon Exchange department came to present us with the application process, requirements, and the possible locations and schools we could study at.  Needless to say, I’ve spent many hours … Continue reading The world could potentially be my oyster…