Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect. Sitting here on my balcony, wrapped in a cozy blanket, looking out at the gorgeous colourful trees…I feel thankful. This is a feeling I often forget to feel. Lately I have found myself wrapped up in the stress of nursing school and doing a lot of complaining. ThisContinue reading “Thankful.”

New horizons.

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore” – William Faulkner It’s hard to believe that in less than a month I’ll be going back to school for the last time (for a while, at least). I’m in my fourth year of nursing school, which feels soContinue reading “New horizons.”

A magical place.

Camp Ooch. Where do I even begin? There are so many reasons why it my favourite place in the world. The past two summers I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity of volunteering at camp in Muskoka and each time I love it more and more. Camp Oochigeas is a camp for childrenContinue reading “A magical place.”


Stress is caused by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of not fitting in. Fear of instability. There are so many things that we fear on a daily basis, but fail to admit to ourselves or even identify as fears in the first place. As a result of the fears we carry, we feel stressed, anxious,Continue reading “Fear.”

Me time.

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own ” – Oprah Before university, I was the last person to preach me time. Throughout my teenage years I considered myself an extrovert. I got my energy from other people and I felt insecure being alone.Continue reading “Me time.”

Enjoy the small things.

The older I get, the more I realize that it’s so important to cherish every moment. I must remember to take in a deep breath whenever I feel myself getting caught up in the moment and find my centre. There are so many little things in life to enjoy – delicious food, friendly strangers, beautifulContinue reading “Enjoy the small things.”

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