Reading Week : 3 things that have taken up my break for the past 3 years

I'm sure I can speak for any University student (who had a rough first half of this semester & who took advantage of last week) when I say: this past break was so well needed. I spent my reading week: 1. on an annual retreat with my church's youth, 2. catching up with good friends over coffee…

Ohana, oh na na, half of my heart is in the diaspora

Shoutout to Camila Cabello and Lilo & Stitch for the title reference. I really hope you read it with a rhythm. P.S. "Ohana" means family. And, you know the rest. A dream my family had been praying about for years had manifested itself this past December. My mom's whole family from the diaspora were blessed to gather…

Updates: Hosting a YouTube series, Dominican Republic, & more…

Hi my loves! I'm planning on spicing things up on the YouTube channel this summer and for the first video of the season, here's a shout out to beautiful Dominican (Puerto Plata)! It only felt fitting to kick off the sunny season with this one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvtHXjLXa1M&feature=youtu.be I've always wanted to dive into Premiere Pro and advance…

14 thoughts that go through my head on an average TTC commute

I wrote this on the bus because I was like, "I wonder if other people have these thoughts too.." (which counts as one of the thoughts that go through my head on the bus). Here's a couple others that pop up on an average commute to work, school, or to life's callings! Maybe you have them too:…

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…

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…

VIDEO: 5 weeks captured in 5 minutes – Explore 2016

Currently still in Winnipeg for a couple more weeks for Langues et Travail but man have I been reminiscing about the past couple of weeks here! Explore officially ended a week ago and so I channeled my post-Explore depression into making a recap video. It's one way to remind me what I enjoyed most and to give a little…