A Bittersweet Christmas

There’s something incredibly bittersweet about spending your first Christmas away from home. Some things are the same, mostly the things I’ve brought with me. Nanaimo bars aren’t hard to make, and the smell of peppermint bark and sugar cookies makes any place Christmas-y. I still get the same excited goosebumps while doing a terrible job […]

A Study-Abroad Christmas

christmas market, nuremberg, bavaria

I like the idea of 5-minute posts. Granted, when I sit down to write, it usually ends up being more than a 5-minute process. Still, the idea of capturing a simple moment, without stressing too much over whether it’s worth sharing or whether it’ll piss someone off is lovely. I think I’m keeping it. I’m […]

Groningen Christmas Boats & Markets

Hey peeps, Another exam season, another wildly late post. What’s it been, almost a month now? How’s life treating you beautiful people? It’s been cold here. Not the teeth-numbing, bone-chilling cold that we often get up in Canada. This is more of a windy, wet cold. It rains every single day here in the Netherlands […]

Post-Christmas Craziness

It’s been a whirlwind week. I guess the holidays always are, for most people; but this Christmas stood out from the rest on the busy scale. My godsister is here, which has been a blast. She’s one of my best friends, craziest girlfriends, and favorite buddies when it comes to having an adventure. It’s her […]