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Be Your Own Confidant, An Open Letter to My Future Self

Be Your Own Confidant, An Open Letter to My Future Self

Let’s begin with why I decided to write a letter to Future Lesley. I warn you, my stories are often long-winded. So bear with me.    Yesterday evening, I was watching Hitch. You know, it’s the typical rom-com binge on a cold, chilly Vancouver night […]

Building Authentic Relationships: For Farts & Giggles

Building Authentic Relationships: For Farts & Giggles

It’s Peanut‘s birthday today. He’s turning 28 (I think, unless I’m wrong because he seems older than he really is. In my opinion, he’s very wise for his age). Earlier today, I sent him an e-card with a bunch of penguins farting to the chords of […]

My Dating Dilemma as a Girl in Her Late 20’s

My Dating Dilemma as a Girl in Her Late 20’s

When I was 21, I was pretty sure I was going to be engaged and married to the love of my life at 25. Then, when that relationship didn’t work out, I thought I was going to marry the next love of my life at […]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Just wanted to type a short note on my transition in life upon 27… and my immediate thoughts. When I was younger, grown ups would always ask me “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Back then, I thought it was important […]

‘The Road Not Taken’ In Life Decisions

‘The Road Not Taken’ In Life Decisions

“The Road Not Taken”  – Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then […]

Peru, the Rite of Passage

Peru, the Rite of Passage

Hello, from Cusco, Peru! This is just the first of many blog posts recounting the various experiences I encountered in Peru, and a way to get all the thoughts that are swimming in my mind into some organized form. This is the last stop in […]

Seeking Self Improvement? Get into Running

Seeking Self Improvement? Get into Running

I’m sitting on my couch, curled up in my blankets, and nursing my tired legs. I originally wrote this for Facebook, but feel like this is something that I would love to share with all of you. Today, I completed my second half marathon in […]

Nanaimo & Cowichan Valley, BC: With People, Anything is Possible

Nanaimo & Cowichan Valley, BC: With People, Anything is Possible

I’m sitting on my couch, listening to Barbra Streisand’s People.     No more hunger and thirst But first be a person who needs people People who need people Are the luckiest people in the world I embarked on another solo adventure over the Easter […]

How Buro Coffee’s Spanish Latte Helped Me Find My Self Identity

How Buro Coffee’s Spanish Latte Helped Me Find My Self Identity

One may ask, what does Spanish Latte have to do with finding your self identity? Spanish Latte is a strange delicacy that I have never, ever tried before. Not while I was in Spain, and certainly never before in my lifetime because not very many […]

9 Lessons You Learn When You Move Out On Your Own

9 Lessons You Learn When You Move Out On Your Own

A plant needs to grow independently from other plants so they can absorb the essential ingredients it needs to survive on its own. Like plants, people need to be on their own in order to grow into their individual beings. The people you live and […]