Train Tracks & Faith

I looked up at the night sky and wondered about the promises I made myself when I was younger. Who did I want to be? Where would I be at this point in my life? What would I be doing? Was I happy? As a kid, I always told myself I was meant for something… Continue reading Train Tracks & Faith

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My Life As A Copycat

I wonder sometimes if I'm a copycat. I'm not really sure when this all started, but I guess the earliest manifestation of my copycatness was as a child. I loved art and drawing, but I could never create anything that was truly, originally my own. My best works of art were ones I had copied… Continue reading My Life As A Copycat

How Becoming A Better Writer Could Change My Life: A Post About Damn Fine Words

I remember back in fifth grade when we had to write short stories for class. Our teacher would make each of us go up to the front and read our stories out loud, word for word, for everyone else to hear. Others dreaded this exercise and hated the thought of having to share their intimate… Continue reading How Becoming A Better Writer Could Change My Life: A Post About Damn Fine Words

Sleeping Alone

A close friend of mine was attacked during our third year of university. A stranger entered her room at night while she slept. Since then, I have trouble sleeping alone though it happened many years ago. When my partner is away on business and I have our apartment to myself, instead of sleeping, I bake.… Continue reading Sleeping Alone

How starting my own business has made me a better person

Now that it's been a bit more than a month since I quit my 9-to-5 job to start my own business Cambio Market, I've had time to reflect on what being an entrepreneur really means and how it's impacted my life beyond the typical "work for yourself" mantra. For some context, Cambio Market is an online marketplace to connect… Continue reading How starting my own business has made me a better person

One month in: What I’ve been up to since I quit my job

It's been exactly one month since I quit my job to embark on my latest adventure -starting an ethical business out of my own home. It's called Cambio Market, an online shop selling socially responsible and handcrafted products sourced from ethical businesses around the world. We just launched this week. The last month has been a whirlwind. It's no lie… Continue reading One month in: What I’ve been up to since I quit my job

Toronto’s City of Colour

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day. - Anonymous We're meeting for after work drinks. She complains about her no-good co-worker and how she's been neglecting all her tasks and pushing them onto her. "What a c*!" she exclaims. I react with shock. They both turn to… Continue reading Toronto’s City of Colour