As much as I try to be a purist in terms of using words and phrases that would actually fit into an academic essay I find myself falling prey to the cultural revolution that is internet slang. I no longer cringe much when I hear people yell out the words, “That is cray-cray,” nor do… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real
Who are you? What are you made of? These questions may cause people to stop and think about their lives but more often than not they are brushed off. Questions like these are difficult to think about because they bring one face to face with one’s own mistakes and failings. They destroy the perfectly cultivated facade… Continue reading Remind Me Who I Am
When everyone came back from Christmas break I felt a little lost and out of place. Everyone seemed to be solidifying their lives and then there was me. Exchange program applications were due in December and by January people began to discuss how different their lives might be next year. I’m staying in Ottawa next year. I felt… Continue reading Stuck on Life
It’s 2015 now. I’ve already encountered roadblocks to my resolutions. I’ve already fallen down, yet I’m still standing so that’s something. It’s currently 1:41am, and while by university student standards that’s nothing I was actually intending to make the most of the second last night of sleep I have before beginning school again. Unfortunately, I find myself… Continue reading 2015 – For Real
This might be a touch early for the New Year seeing as it is still 2014 but I need to write down my resolutions for 2015 so I figured what better way to hold myself accountable than to tell other people, even complete strangers, my goals for the future? Below you will find typical resolutions intermixed with several that… Continue reading 2015
The clock just switched over and suddenly, it’s Christmas Eve. I can’t sleep. I thought that Christmas induced insomnia only inflicted itself upon young children or at least waited until Christmas Eve cycled through twelve hours of daylight. But no, apparently not. I’m up because of a lot of things – social media, technology, my… Continue reading Christmas Eve – Unplugged?
Even when I was a kid I thought I was a grown up. I know now that’s not true; I’m still in the process of blossoming, of blooming, of decaying, and rejuvenating. Just like every other person on the planet I’ll be doing this dance for my entire life. Birthdays may mark the years, but… Continue reading Growing Up Sam