Well, today is the CaRMS Application submissions deadline. I've submitted seventeen applications to my field of choice, spanning fourteen schools. Some of my colleagues have applied far more broadly, some far less; some are still wrapping up their applications, taking advantage of the final five or so hours we have to make edits. I'm waiting … Continue reading A Partial Exhale
It's that (travel) time of year again! I'm writing from a train to Toronto, where hopefully I'll be able to upload pictures and this post (fingers crossed; the WiFi bandwidth isn't great). This year's trip is to Italy, purely for leisure, with a friend. We're starting off in Rome, travelling to Isola d'Elba to soak … Continue reading How I Travel with an 18+4L Backpack (and my purse)
Heartache Isn’t always feeling lovesick Sometimes it’s Despair Disguised as Inadequacy It’s not enough words - Being incapable of Conveying this much Feeling Is the hardest part of This It’s lying next to your Lover when they Won’t love your body It’s contemplating the Worst Parts Of humanity and Finding them within Yourself It’s that … Continue reading Call
Anger is an emotion that oftentimes demands to be felt. What's interesting, however, is the fact that it is usually superimposed over other feelings. Fear. Uncertainty. Self-doubt. Hurt. Disappointment. Loss. Guilt. Shame. Three years ago or so, my therapist asked me when it was that I last got angry. I stared blankly at her; I … Continue reading On Anger
a tiny bit of belly on her post-eating disorder body « I love the way you are, the way your mind works, love the way you look, » he says and smiles a cascade of words and water around them and pulls her, bare, into his own bare arms one by one, four years of conversations are … Continue reading she.
Sustainable living can mean a lot of things. For me, at least, the first step was and is to be more conscious of what I purchase, use (or don't), and ultimately consume. Whenever I buy something, I aim to follow these steps: 1) I first look to see if it can be bought used. Oftentimes, the … Continue reading Living “Sustainably”
Over the course of the past year and a half, I have been focusing on downsizing my wardrobe and being more conscious of where I buy from. My closet contains less than a quarter of the clothing I started with - these were donated to local charities - and what has been recently purchased has, … Continue reading Conscious Clothing