Our Doubt-Filled Twenties: Why everyone else’s life seems better than mine

The holidays are a great time to reflect on where you’re at in life–particularly when you’re at the stage in your twenties when your world can change pretty drastically from one Christmas to the next. The upcoming end of the year marks a transition point, you’re probably away from your daily routine, and various well-meaning parents, grandparents, … More Our Doubt-Filled Twenties: Why everyone else’s life seems better than mine

O Canada

Today in Victoria, thousands of people will gather downtown to participate in Canada Day activities. There will be free concerts, a “living Canadian flag,” and fireworks at the end of the day. We Canadians spend a lot of time distinguishing ourselves from our neighbours to the south, particularly on how we express our patriotism, but … More O Canada

Ten questions to ask a graduate that are better than “So, what are you going to do with your degree?”

Over the past few weeks, my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with many, many pictures of friends in caps and gowns, holding flowers and diplomas. It’s a time of year to celebrate but also a time when well-meaning parents, extended family members, neighbours, and waitresses feel the need to ask the dreaded question about what’s … More Ten questions to ask a graduate that are better than “So, what are you going to do with your degree?”

Convocation

Tomorrow I graduate from university. This is what will happen: I will pick up my black robe with red trim and a hat that will most certainly look silly on me. I will greet old colleagues and friends on campus and they, along with my family, will congratulate me and tell me I’m special even … More Convocation

Why do we travel?

A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to receive a package in the mail from my favourite Texan, Kate, who I met while studying abroad in the Netherlands in 2012. It was the best kind of present: a book. In fact, a memoir about two girls from different countries who meet while travelling in Europe—The Good … More Why do we travel?