Category: Life

World Refugee Day

One of the reasons I was so interested in working for IKEA was some of the interesting social programs I was able to read about as I was researching the company. They seemed really focused on the environment and their impact on it, and they also had a big foundation that seemed to contribute to…



Catching up

So it’s been a little while and I thought I’d catch things up a bit here. It’s been a pretty busy (and hot!) summer, even hotter in Florida when my parents and I took a trip to Orlando and then Jensen Beach to see my cousin and new cousin-in-law Janine and Mario get married! It…



International Women’s Day, Refugees and the UNHCR

A day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women I’m happy to have had strong, positive female influences in my life, starting with my mother who, as a strong woman, I’ve picked up many traits from to my sister, teachers, co-workers, managers, and friends. However as much as this day is meant…


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Photo of the week

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted so with the snow melting, and the days getting warmer I thought I’d take a look through some of my photos and grab a “photo of the week”. This particular one is a stunning sunset from my recent trip to Honolulu, Hawaii on Waikiki Beach. I took a…




State of the Union address

My fellow… right. Not the President. Oh well. Hello! I realized recently that I haven’t added much to the blog recently and I felt a bit like writing tonight. You know sometimes you just get in the mood, so that’s where I am. I can’t promise this will be terribly interesting, but then I also…



What does it take?

I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated over the past couple of months with the narrative regarding refugees and this ridiculous word being thrown around – “migrant”. Let’s turn to our old friend Webster for the definition. a person who goes from one place to another especially to find work Thanks Webster. I had the honour of…



Sup?

It’s been a while! So this is going to be a bit of a whirl wind post. Since we last talked I’ve been a bit busy – it’s been a really fun summer. This may sound a bit ridiculous (I’ve gotten some glares at the office), but after Alaska I went into a “what’s next” kind…



The “get me out of here” feeling

It’s happening again. I’ve been in one place for way too long. It’s been about 5 months since I was in Richmond, and every bone in my body is saying “time to go!!!!”. I’ve been doing my very best to reassure said bones that there are trips coming up, but it seems communicating with bones…



Happy Birthday me! Did you know….

Guess what?! It’s my birthday! And that is very exciting! It’s been a fantastic Year 27 – highlights from the year included Stage Managing Snow White at Village Theatre, an amazing month in Europe to see my cousin Laura marry my new cousin-in-law Matteo on a little island off of Italy, followed by a great…



I’m in! Welcome home!

Aloha! So it’s been an exciting and stressful week! One week ago I got the keys to the condo… after a little drama. Originally there were some concerns that it might not close that day due to the error on the mortgage side. So I had a couple of trips back and forth to the…