Family Matters · Running · To whom it may concern

I cannot wait to do this again

Today was a very good day. I woke at 6 AM to the easy strains of my cellphone’s alarm and the cool darkness of an early east coast autumn. Rufus and Simon – my mum’s two ragdoll cats – skittered into my room, eager to investigate my pre-dawn activities. Simon jumped on the bed and… Continue reading I cannot wait to do this again

Memory · To whom it may concern

Eyes firmly on the prize

Here’s a weird thing that I did once. Last November I got eyelash extensions. The impetus behind this decision? “The Holiday Season.” And just to try something different. The process of getting them done was more bizarre than anything else. Beyond being uncomfortable, it was also weirdly vulnerable. Lying on a bed in some woman’s… Continue reading Eyes firmly on the prize

Adventure Time · To whom it may concern

Live Out There Exclusive: Escape your campus: UBC Edition

Even though I currently find myself running away from my sins and sorrows out here on Canada’s east coast, I recently penned an article for Live Out There about all of my favourite west coast running and hiking haunts – in particular the ones I loved as a UBC undergraduate and Masters student. On a… Continue reading Live Out There Exclusive: Escape your campus: UBC Edition

To whom it may concern

Oh, the Terror!

Some things: I recently read an article about the many misunderstandings and misconceptions we – the collective, social “we” – have about singlehood. The author, a single woman, wrote about the many (often invisible) financial and emotional costs associated with being partnerless. She also argued against the often proscribed narrative that one needs to “fix”… Continue reading Oh, the Terror!