Quitting Social Media: A Successful Digital Detox

At the beginning of April, I set a goal for myself: with a couple exceptions, I wouldn’t be checking social media for a month. I expected it to be challenging. Up until then, I’d been using social media as a distraction and an excuse for not reading or writing (or, more importantly, making face-to-face connections …

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Digital Detox: Making Time For What Matters

Recently, I’ve noticed a trend. I get home from a long day of work, throw myself on my bed, and unlock my phone. I lay there, shoes still on, switching between apps. Half an hour goes by, and I’m not sure what I’ve actually taken in. An hour goes by, and my eyes begin to …

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25 things for 25 years

I turned 26 this weekend. To celebrate, I packed up my books and journals and laptop and headed down to Point Roberts to stay for a few days, WiFi free. And honestly, it was the best birthday present I could have given myself. Why? Because, at this point in my life, I know myself. I …

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2018 Wrap Up + 2019 Goals

Sometimes it’s easy to forget how far you’ve come in a year. January blends into April, and before you know it the sticky summer heat is replaced by blistering winter winds. Everything that’s happened during this time - the friends you’ve made, the stories you’ve written, the places you’ve been - begin melting together. And …

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Just Add Water

November is a rough month. Daylight savings takes away an hour of sunlight in the evening so it’s pitch black by 5:30 p.m. It’s cold, it’s wet, and all you want to do is curl up and sleep. If you’re in university, you’re gearing up for final exams, papers, and group projects. If you’re like …

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Prioritize Your Life: Things Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

I’m having my quarter life crisis. After spending the summer writing a novel, I’m now thrown back into the world of work and school (I’ve signed up for a course on mindfulness - more on that another time), and subsequently thinking about what I want to do when I grow up (hah). I’m feeling torn …

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