We all dream of the long, luxiuriant trip abroad. 7 blissful days of work-free, concentrated fun in the sun. Or fun in the rainforest, or desert, or island. Wherever. As long as it’s a certain length of time away from the harsh demands of our busy realities, we are happy. Down-trodden office workers even dream of year-long escapes where they can backpack and bartend their … Continue reading Weekend Getaways: Why They Matter
Do you ever wonder if you should dream? Forget about having the guts to actually pursue your dreams. I am talking about the guts it takes to actually start dreaming in the first place. This may sound like an overtly philosophical question or one with an obvious (and wishy-washy, feel-good) conclusion. But bear with me. I am not going to promote the idea that you … Continue reading Should You Dream that Dream?
Sitting on trains always makes me philosophical. So bear with me. Often people wonder where their journey in life is taking them. I think there is a more important question to ask yourself. “Are you on a journey in the first place?” And by journey I don’t mean an actual train or plane ride somewhere. I mean on a journey of growth or change. … Continue reading Change Because You Have To
Have you ever had brunch by yourself? I just did. Or what about dinner? Or lunch? As a single female living in a big city you don’t always have the networks you had in your hometown to relax or go out with. Does that mean I’m going to sit at home, bored on a sunny Toronto Saturday? Um no, it does not. I’ve gone to … Continue reading Should You Dine By Yourself in Toronto?
So what am I doing here? On this blog. In this city. I’m still figuring it out. I had a comfortable, albeit staid, life in Ottawa which I could have continued if I had wanted. But I didn’t want that. To stay where my feet were comfortable but where my soul was uneasy. So I moved. I left a city of friends and family and … Continue reading Here’s what to expect when leaving a small town for a big city.