Graduation

It has been nearly two months since I finished my final exams, and about three weeks since I crossed the stage and received my diploma. It has been almost five years since I moved into residence at UBC and embarked on my undergraduate journey. The actual “graduation” happened very quickly – I was scurried across…

Don’t follow your passion – foster it.

My last post was somewhat-obnoxiously but somewhat-accurately entitled “How to Become Better”, and it featured summaries of videos and podcasts that outlined strategies and theories relating to self-improvement. These were not strategies to attain such contentious goals as eating better, achieving mental peace, or weight loss; indeed, the summaries I shared were strategies to connect with external…

Being Cognizant: The (Summer) Job Hunt

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. — It’s that time of year for university students: The hunt for The Summer Job. Or, even more daunting, the hunt for The…

Photo Journals: A Brief Taste of Eastern Canada

Reading Week is a magical time where students have the chance to catch up on readings, catch up on sleep, and/or go off and do something that breaks up the ol’ routine. We elected to do the latter. To visit family and friends who are on the other side of the country, we planned a…

$20 Coupon for PHOTOJOJO!

If you haven’t already heard me talk about Photojojo, you haven’t seen me struggle to articulate my love for a website. I believe that if Photojojo was a single person, we would be best friends. However, Photojojo is a culmination of a multitude of different people from across the US (and maybe a few in…

FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out

I consider myself a somewhat indecisive individual. Many people that know me on a moderate to intimate level would also consider me somewhat indecisive. Individuals who don’t know me at all, but who are in positions where they are asking me to make a decision (anyone asking for my food order) would probably consider me…

Looking Back on 21

Today marks the last of an exciting 365 days traveling around the sun. When I look back at the past year, I feel pleased with accomplishments in my relationships, my academics, and my personal growth. In short: I have spent a great deal of time on introspection regarding my personal life, my future professional life,…

Pumpkin Challenge: Days 30 and 31

That wonderful moment when I get to say, “the penultimate day” has come and gone.Today is the ultimate day of the Pumpkin Challenge (I’m going to go with the 4th annual). My final two days of the Pumpkin Challenge have yielded some of my favourite baking to date! Pumpkin does, almost by default, make things special and delicious;…

Pumpkin Challenge: Day 29

The paleo diet – if a caveman (ahem, cave person) wouldn’t eat it, neither do you! If you could hunt for it and find it in the wild, then it’s yours to eat – nuts, seasonal fruits and veggies, meat, seeds, etc. Essentially, it is a “natural” diet, in that you aren’t dealing with agriculturally-produced…

Pumpkin Challenge: Day 28

Tuesday has been a continuation of the trying to cross out my to-do-list items. Tuesday has been a somewhat back-to-back sort of day. Tuesday was a day to combine my consumption challenges into one item! A desire to eat something sweet joined forces with a desire to clean out my system and the need to…