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What It’s Like To Become The Person You Want To Date

What It’s Like To Become The Person You Want To Date

Utah & Texas Musings I’m still up after finishing a little bit of email correspondence. All the while, I am laying in a big comfortable bed in a hidden gem of a hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, called the Ashton. It’s 2:04 am right now, […]

January 2018: The Great American Roadtrip to Napa Valley

January 2018: The Great American Roadtrip to Napa Valley

It’s been 2018 for almost a month now… and it’s gone by like a whirlwind.  Lastest update? Well, I just learned that you need to be really careful with the superglue tube, or else it will spill all over your fingers and then it’ll be […]

A Year End Update, Life Comes Full Circle

A Year End Update, Life Comes Full Circle

It’s been a whirlwind of new things to learn, starting work, spending the holidays here, and people to meet since I got back to San Francisco on a more permanent basis. My home for the next three years. And here we are, the end of […]

I’m Not Going To Pretend I Know How To Communicate

I’m Not Going To Pretend I Know How To Communicate

I graduated with a degree in communications, but I absolutely do not know how to communicate in the midst of a conflict. Finessing the skill of communication is an on-going challenge, yet it’s so critical to how we maintain our relationships with people around us. It’s […]

When It’s Your Time, Life Finds You

When It’s Your Time, Life Finds You

Update: A day after I wrote this article, my United States Work Visa was approved. It’s been what I’ve been waiting for all this time in the last three months. This, my friends, is how life just happens… when it is your time. I’m so […]

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 […]

A New Chapter, Disillusion of Moving to a Big City

A New Chapter, Disillusion of Moving to a Big City

I’m coming home I’m coming home Tell the World I’m coming home Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday – J. Cole As I sit at my kitchen table, with no one around and hot chocolate in hand, the thunder, lightning, and […]

Coming to Terms with Insecurities & Inner Demons

Coming to Terms with Insecurities & Inner Demons

Coming to San Francisco forced me to come face to face with many things, including learning to take care of myself, meeting new people, to continue to carry on despite being burned out… and mostly this: I HAVE A PROBLEM. A problem with insecurities and […]

First Thoughts: Canadian Moving Away From Home

First Thoughts: Canadian Moving Away From Home

Bear with me for a while, as I ramble on. Twenty three years ago, my aunt from California filed for sponsorship that would allow my family to move into United States. That same year, we were also accepted into Canada, where my grandmother and many […]