I’ve said a lot of goodbyes in the past week or so. I said goodbye to all the furniture I own as I gave it all away in the process of moving out of my apartment. I said goodbye to my friends, to my co-workers and boss, to my dearest friends from WUSC, and to the city … More Indefinite Riches
I’ve been taking a course this semester called “Writing 326: Digital Storytelling.” It was a fascinating course—we were able to learn technical skills like photography and videography, including the accompanying editing software, and we also learned how to make our own professional websites. (Yep, you’re currently visiting said site. I’m pleased to say that I … More Stories of the Student Refugee Program
I’m in Montreal right now for pre-departure training for the three-month internship I’ll complete in Malawi starting in January 2014. Today was the first day of training, and I learned a lot. (Not always the case in pre-departure training sessions, as it turns out.) One of my favourite things we talked about today was this video: … More What I Learned Today: The danger of a single story
It’s a bit awkward, but if you’ve got a good photographer, it can also be kind of fun. A few weeks ago, I asked my friend Siobhan if she would take some pictures of me. Siobhan is a very talented photographer, and I wanted some professional-type pictures I could use for my online presence. She … More On being a model
This summer, I worked as a special projects and logistics leader in UVic’s Student Recruitment-Events office. My job was to help plan the Weeks of Welcome orientation programs that happen in August and September. Over the summer, the UVic Student Marketing and Communications team, housed in the same office suite, was working on a recruitment … More See what your mind can do
Today at work, my supervisor showed me this video. (I love my job.) And my jaw hung open when it was finished. This is something important.
Since November 2009, I’ve been writing a blog called Letters from a Lunatic, a humorous look at the life of a university student through a series of letters addressed to people, places, and things that popped up in my life. I started the blog because I felt a little lost–I had so much to say and not … More A Lunatic No Longer