Are You Living Each Day a Step Closer to Your Dream Life?

Hello there, I’m feeling pretty fantastic about the certainty I feel towards where my life is headed. Before, where I was filled with hesitation, fear, anxiety, and the like, I’m now filled with excitement, excitement, and more excitement! The other day, after my parents picked me up from the airport, they told me that they…

Lessons on Parisian Streets

Hello, I learned a lot along this trip, about myself, Parisians, France in general. Here’s a list off the top of my head which I’ll update as I think of more (I’m sleepy): myself –┬átraveling alone is awesome because no one complains about their feet hurting (my feet didn’t hurt even once) – traveling alone…

Finding Myself in France

Bonjour! If you have been following along on social media, you know I am in Paris right now. Let me start by saying that this experience taught me a lot about myself. This was my first time travelling alone and my apprehension was unjustified. I need to trust in myself and trust in my strength…

Moon Phases

Hi there, It’s quite amusing to slide through my Instagram page. You’ll notice themes for about thirty photos or so; some sort of item or interest that dominates all of my shots. I’ve got the same gene as my brother, in that my interests are short lived (months at a time) but hyper-obsessive. And I…

The Catalyst

Hi there, I got a job offer in Paris . Granted, it’s part-time work and so my search isn’t over, but this is it. This is the catalyst I needed to move forward. I couldn’t go there with nothing, but now I have something. I may be Ernest Hemingway-style poor, but it’s something. It’s Paris….

Am I Going Through a Pre-Midlife Crisis?

Hey folks, (featured image photo by @lucaij) I’ve got something I need some insight on… I’m nearing my 30th birthday. It’s only 17 days away at the time of writing this, and people keep referring to it as, “The Big One”. Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve hit a lot of milestones in my twenties that…

Muted Existence

Hey there, It’s been a while. The silence has been deafening. But through the journey of discovering myself, I muted my existence in this realm. And how busy I have been! And how much has happened since! I won’t bore you with the details but I will tell you that it has been beautiful. In…

Do Not Fear the Woman

Hey there, Do not fear the woman with power. Do not fear the woman who controls her body, who owns her body, who values what’s between her legs. Do not fear the woman who knows what she likes and will tell you how she likes it. Do not fear the woman who will tell you…

Mere Hours to Twenty-Nine

Hey there, At midnight it will be February 2nd, 2017. At midnight, I will officially have traveled around the sun 29 years. At midnight, a new ring will form in the centre of this tree. At midnight, I will breathe life from a body with a new age. At midnight, I will no longer tell…

How Are We Defined?

Hey there, I read a really interesting article yesterday that talked about the character Ryan Gosling played in La La Land. I didn’t disagree with it’s point of view – in fact, I said leaving the theatre that “Sebastian” was actually a loser who didn’t deserve a date in the first place – but it…

Changes, And Changing is Never so Simple

Hey there, Apologies for the silence on here. Getting back into the groove of things at work kept me busy, and then reading kept me busy, and then writing poetry kept me busy. Blogging took a back seat. A lot has happened since I last wrote in this blog. I think, looking back on my…

Oh, How This Heart Leaps for Hemingway

Hey there, Depending on how well you know me, you may have a general idea about my love and obsession for Ernest Hemingway. Here’s the strange thing, though; it extends beyond an appreciation for his texts. It gets into literary husband territory. What’s literary husband you ask? It’s like when someone “fangirls” about a celebrity…