I am homeless and apparently so are you #whyareYUhere

Yes, I may have just called you homeless. BUT. Before you start throwing shade (or shelter my way... depending on the type of person you are since I'm also homeless), let me explain. I am not homeless - I am blessed to be living under a roof with heat - though sometimes it's a battle to use…

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…

Why we need someone like Trump

My prof in my creative writing class today asked, "Why is silence sometimes sweeter than sound?" And having just gotten off Twitter from reading way too many depressing tweets, I was about to raise my hand to say, "If Trump was silent for the past 40 years, this morning would have been much sweeter." But that's not true.…

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…

Why you should work for a charity at least once in your life

I used to always think, "I already know what I'm gonna learn if I work for a shelter or charity: be thankful for what you have, other people have it worse than you, etc..." But, I learned way more than just that when I spent 3 weeks working in Winnipeg this summer. I worked for Centre Flavie-Laurent - a…

How to get bad grades and still succeed

October is the month we students start to feel a little sad because we get back our marks from our assignments/tests we submitted in September... Or is it just me? It also prolly has something to do with the weather. *Disclaimer: The title of this post may be misleading to some - because you should know you won't graduate university…

Reaching the peak (but almost giving up) 

I posted a short video a couple of weeks ago on my Instagram which probably confused y'all. Here's the full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHPtG3y3MdQ&feature=youtu.be This past summer, I worked as a French teacher for around 20 Gr2/3 students. It was one of the most overwhelming and patience-testing experiences of my life, but boy is it true that…

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…