Ontario University Fair: The Survival Kit

For those of you who are in the process of deciding which universities you’d like to apply to: settle in, everyone, Grand-mère Jasmin has some wisdom to throw down. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: choosing a university is one of the biggest and most life-changing investments of your life. There’s a…

On Setting Intention

I have always loved September. I always look forward to it: the way the humidity softens and crisps into cool autumn weather, the return to a fuller routine, the freshness of it all. To me, Septembers always mean lists and organisation and finally being able to wear jackets, jeans, and boots. To me, Septembers always…

Après Explore, Part 1: An Open Letter to Familloise

I just returned from the Spring session of the Explore program at Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia. Over the next little while I’ll be sharing des petits morceaux of my experience there, so stay tuned!  Open Letter to Familloise (my residence, Belliloise, for the last 5 weeks) What’s In My Bag: Nova Scotia edition (what…

#WhyAreYUHere : All Roads Lead To Glendon

This month, Team Awesome are waxing philosophical and pondering why we are here at Glendon.  All roads lead to Glendon. I realised this in hindsight. When pondering this month’s theme #WhyAreYUHere, it’s not really a matter of why I chose to be here: Glendon was not my first choice school. It was barely even a choice:…

Rediscovering Magic in the Classroom: An Account of EN 3636

Books were always at the epicentre of my childhood. As a toddler, I had an insatiable appetite for story time. On the first day of the school holidays, my mum would take us to the Waterstones on Milsom Street and we would spend hours combing the shelves before picking out our holiday reading. By the…

Benediction For The Burnt Out

It’s that time of year again, friends. Midterm season is upon us. Even many of us who are no longer students are finding themselves in a state of overwhelming chaos, lately. Personally, I’ve had a Bad Week. This week, I’ve had the worst and most debilitating anxiety attacks of my life. The most severe one happened immediately…

Lessons I’m Learning

Here’s the thing: I have always assumed that by certain milestones I’ll become a particular person, fully equipped to deal with her situation. By 23, I had figured I’d be a graduate, doing my Masters in London, England, working part time for some really cool company, with a cat and a nice boy living in…