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
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
When people write about their experiences abroad, I think they generally shy away from sharing what’s difficult. I could too—I could easily write about my fabulous weekend at Cape Maclear swimming in Lake Malawi, or the great morning I had last week planting trees with Malawian youth. But it’s important to talk about what’s challenging … More Learning from Challenges
I saw this TEDTalk on Facebook today, and it really resonated with me–so much that I had to share it. I’ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability, connections, love, and belonging lately, and Brené Brown, a researcher-storyteller (she explains the term in the talk, so cool!) nails it. She talks about the courage to be … More The courage to be imperfect
Anyone who knows me will tell you I like to plan ahead. I like knowing what to expect. I like making reservations. I like clear outlines and detailed itineraries. I make daily to-do lists and keep a colour-coded calendar. But this year, I think life is going to throw me all kinds of things I … More 2014: The Year Sasha Rolled With It
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?
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.