I came across these old blog posts that I wrote during my trip to Indian Shores Florida in August of 2015, and I couldn’t help but share them with you!
Here’s the first, from Monday, August 31, 2015, just days after my twenty-first birthday:
For many people, the first instinct after a break up is to just move on by throwing yourself headfirst into a new relationship. We often think that dating new people will be the strings that pull ourselves back together, but it’s often not the case; this isn’t to say that a rebound relationship can never lead to us meeting ‘The One’, but usually viewing a relationship specifically as a rebound from the get-go is a pretty good indicator going into it that that’s all it will ever be.
That being said, there is another (in my opinion, better) way of collecting yourself back together after a breakup that will help the mending process before you start dating again: travel.
Five years ago, in my senior year of high school, I travelled around Europe with a couple of my closest friends, hitting up eight different countries in the span of about two weeks. We had gone with EF Tours, focusing on countries with a great deal of history surrounding World War I and II; however, in between our visits to and from significant monuments, buildings, and other historical sites, we had tons of free time to explore the cities that we were visiting.
In that time, we unintentionally got lost in nearly every single city. When your cell phone data is turned off due to roaming charges, this only makes navigation (and communication with your travel group) that much more difficult — and consequently, that much more exciting.
As part of the Edmonton Attraction Pass, I visit the University of Alberta Botanic Garden this past July with my cousin Cassie! One of the prettiest sights in Edmonton, the gardens are brimming with beautiful flora and greenery. They feature several attractions, including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and the Tropical Showroom filled with butterflies. You can visit their website for more information!
While planning my trip to Edmonton to visit my cousins, I compiled a list of must-haves while travelling on a domestic flight with Air Canada, within Canada, and it’s been fairly easy to sort out. I have a serious problem when it comes to condensing my wardrobe into just a personal item, a carry-on bag, and a single luggage; in fact, I’m notorious for going over the weight limit. This trip however, I absolutely refused to pay any extra baggage fees for my unnecessary over packing. This is why I limited the number of things I allowed myself to bring by making a list that I could not exceed. However, because there was about a week during my stay that we were on the road travelling through Alberta, I needed to pack a few extra things due to a lack of washing machines.
I have been planning on attending Toronto’s Veg Food Fest for years now, always interested in any place that offers the chance to try new varieties of food. I have been wanting to go vegetarian for several years now, spurred into the decision to move toward a cruelty-free lifestyle thanks to my friend Alexandria. When 2017 was approaching, I decided that I wanted to be fully vegetarian by the end of 2017. Though I have had some difficulties in maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle living at home, I’ve managed fairly well to do so when eating out and cooking for myself. It’s actually a lot easier than I would have thought, especially with Pinterest offering countless recipes catering to exact dietary needs and desires.
This year, as if by some divine intervention, I had the opportunity to go to the Veg Food Fest not only as a spectator, but as someone able to work one of the best booths.Read More
After a long and stressful few months with my old laptop, I finally bit the bullet and invested in a new MacBook Pro, so that I can do all of the writing and video editing I need to do on a laptop that doesn’t make me want to die of exhaustion (yay)!
In honour of this terrific change in events, I’ve finally been able to upload and begin editing the thousands and thousands of photos taken on my trip to Alberta and Nova Scotia, as well as my photos and videos taken around my own city of Toronto over the summer. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourites from my time in Alberta with my cousins. Read More
I had the pleasure of going to the Pixar Exhibition at Edmonton’s TELUS World of Science on the opening day: Canada Day. This video shows just a small amount of the number of things you can do and see while in the exhibit. I would highly recommend it to anyone in Edmonton, or anyone living in a city lucky enough to have this exhibit featured!
I knew I wanted to write today’s post on how to be successful, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I would go about approaching the topic. The more that I thought about it, the more I started thinking of the different areas of my own life where I am successful, or where I have the potential to be. Really, each ‘thing’ needs its own steps (of sorts) to be acknowledged, in order for it to come to fruition. I decided to reflect on my own personal successes that I’ve triumphed over in the past few years, and give a rundown of how I came to be where I am at this given moment. I’m going to focus on three specifically, to keep this post short(ish) and sweet.
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