Living, Loving, Learning & Losing

On May 17, 2001, the worst thing that could have happened, happened in the lives of me and my family. My mom died. For about the next 10 years, I was in so much pain…

My Top 15 Songs As a Teen

As a kid, I grew up listening to my dad's record collection, buying cassette tapes from Colombia House (11 cd's for the price of 1) and recording songs off the radio onto cassettes. I still…

Lucky Number 7

Today marks exactly 7 years since I moved to Calgary from Halifax. Today is also my sister's 27th birthday. My mom's favourite number was, you guessed it, 7. In honour of my mom, I'd like…

A Recap of My Guinness Trip to Beijing…

Last week I flew to Beijing, China to attempt a new Guinness World Record - "most targets hit in one minute with a flying disc (frisbee)". Guinness set a minimum requirement of 20 targets hit…

Are You a Dreamer, a Doer or Both?

One of my favourite quotes is from George Bernard Shaw: "You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'" This is a huge theme of…

Where Do I Go From Here?

I will be flying back to Canada on Monday after having spent 10 days in Queretaro and truly one of the most incredible experiences of my life. However, there's been a lot to absorb so…

Why My Dad is Awesome

In honour of father's day, I wanted to say a few things about my Dad. How much I appreciate everything that he is to me. How lucky I am for him to be my Dad.…

The 3 Types of Friends in Our Lives

Moving forward is all about getting to know yourself and knowing what you need to make yourself happy. I've met a lot of people who don't have a passion and don't have dreams. For whatever…

My Grandmother’s Dressing

My grandma is awesome. And she's a great cook. Her dressing has made it into Canadian Living magazine and I've been lucky enough to have it at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for most of my…

Having a Whole New Perspective

I've always been told I was positive and optimistic. I believe that people are inherently good. There was some doubts in myself based on some past experiences. Doubts about love. Doubts about my future. But…

Spending Time with Family Over the Holidays

Something that is tough living so far away from home (roughly 4,500 km actually) is that I don't really get home much and usually have to make a decision between going home in the summer…

Doing Good for Others aka Volunteering

To be or not to be...that is the question. When it comes to volunteering and helping others, it most certainly is. I strongly believe that there are 2 types of people who volunteer - those…

Beginning of the End…In a Good Way

On Tuesday school starts again at the U of C. I’m back in 4 classes each semester and will finally be getting my degree after having started almost 10 years ago. It’s been an interesting…

Home to the Maritimes

I’m flying home to visit my family tomorrow night. I haven’t seen them all in 2.5 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long and it makes me sad. I’ve put so many other…

Family Cottage – Linkletter Beach, PEI

Everyone has favourite place which they like to be. Could be Elbow Falls in Calgary. Or  a beach in Hawaii. Or a hill that looks over the city. Point is, people have a spot they…

25 Facts About Me (extended edition)

1. I have many passions but for the past 8 years, it’s been ultimate Frisbee. I frequently dream about playing ultimate. Whenever I see a green field, I think "Wow, that would be a great…