Last year we leapt, this year we’ll walk #OneWord365

Happy New Year, y'all! 2017 already, hey? Feels like 2016 played peek-a-boo and just never came back (where did it go!?) Now this new year, I've closed my eyes on resolutions once again, and I've taken to the one-word-challenge to keep me in check of my goal to grow, to love, and to live fully. Let's recall what…

19 things to do before hitting 20

Turning 19 is apparently a milestone because you've just become mature enough to make alcoholic choices in the eyes of society and well, law. I'm sure there's more to being 19 than the legality though, especially if you're not much of a drinker. 19 is one year closer to 20... which means soon enough I won't be able to blame my bad choices…

VIDEO: Camping but not really – A day in the life of a Meso refugee

After last week's elections, a number of  Americans from what I've noticed seem to want to hop in to their cars on a one-way road trip to Canada ASAP. The persecution is unbearable to the point that it would be dangerous or even impossible to live in the geographic location they call home. Also see: what is a refugee. My…

You have to be charismatic to be a leader (Myth 1 out of 5 on leadership)

I'd like to flat out tell you (and hope you'd be convinced) that last week was life-changing for me but you're going to be indifferent. I would only hope that you would believe me and take everything I say as pure truth, but I know you will not empathize with what I'm about to tell you…

I gave up TV and Netflix for 81 days, and now I make my bed every day

Today marks the last day of having to talk to my family around the table over lunch and dinner, which in other words means I can go back to watching TV and Netflix. Initially, my family and I wanted to give up TV and Netflix for Lent so we participated in the Catholic celebration. But, we…

What I did when I didn’t know what to do

Ever felt like your life was a game of twister? You've got your left foot on the green, your right hand on the red, and your face squished between someone's stomach and someone else's thigh. You're doing a little bit of that, a little bit of this, but you've lost sight of what you really want…

Success – Let’s think about it!

A project by the eAmbassador team of Glendon #GLsuccess This week, through an initiative raised by Francette Maquito (a lovely fellow eAmbassador), our team decided to collaborate on the theme of success. Each of us are writing a post on our personal blogs expressing our ideas on "success" and what it means to us. Version français…

“If you’re from Africa, why are you white?” – A Biography Post

Ahh the famous Mean Girls quote. If I had a quarter for every time someone used it on me! Picture an innocent little 6 year old who wore pink-everything, a mischievous smile, and pig tails on her head every day. That was me when my family moved from Iraq to spend 2 years in Africa. My dad…