The Guilt Spiral: Dealing With the “Should” Mindset

It’s been two months since I graduated university. I’ve travelled to San Francisco, planned two more trips for July and September (more on that later), sipped lattes in coffee shops with friends, floated on a lake on more than one occasion. I’ve thrown several pizza and game nights, gone on hikes, taken winding drives through …

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Our Emotional Connection to the Earth

December 2017 This winter, Abbotsford turned to ice. For two days straight, frozen rain fell from grey skies, covering trees, roads, and cars in a thick layer of ice. Shops closed early in fear of not being able to return home at the end of the day, giving the city an eerie feeling, like everyone …

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Lessons Learned Travelling to San Francisco

It’s early evening on a Saturday and we’re winding through the mountains, heading south. We’ve just come from Crescent City, bordered by the open ocean on one side and the Redwood forest on the other. The sun is beginning to set in the distance, and our excitement radiates in the cramped car. We’ve been in …

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Sticking to My 2018 Goals: I Made a Video!

Back in January, I wrote a post about how, in 2018, I wanted to start making some vids. Nothing fancy, just vlogs and artsy vids to begin with (because let's be real, I'm already doing too many things), and you know what? I actually did it. Throughout my time at university, I've gotten better at …

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30 Before 30: Travel, Personal Growth, and Creative Goals for the Next Five Years

30 Before 30: Travel, Personal Growth, and Creative Goals for the Next Five Years As of tomorrow, I’ll be 25, and I thought this was a good time to write out my 30 before 30 list (I got the idea from Hannah Witton’s Youtube video of the same name. As Hannah does, I’m going to …

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