2013, You Were a Heartbreaker

2013, You Were a Heartbreaker

It’s that time of the year where the annual recap blog posts about what was ‘in,’ what was ‘triumphant,’ and what was ‘learned’ make their way onto our newsfeeds and inboxes. Well, this year’s theme was ‘rejection.’

Escapes and Explanations

Escapes and Explanations

Writing used to be what I did to delve into myself and hide from reality, reconstructing my own histories and memories. Ever since I lost my job – wait, let me rephrase that. Ever since I knew I was going to lose my job or at least had the bad news hover over me enough […]

How Not to Make it in America

How Not to Make it in America

It’s been four weeks to the tee – my last day of work. I told myself that I would write this entry sooner. I even drafted bits of it here and there, but none of it ever seemed to stick. The intent of sitting down and writing this – an explanation of sorts – was […]

Somewhat Loved and Lost: Wisdom Teeth

Somewhat Loved and Lost: Wisdom Teeth

It was meant to be just another routine cleaning – the standard set of x-rays, plaque scraping, brushing, flossing, followed by a joyful exit away with goodie bag in tow (this dentistry goes out of their way with the goodie bag, take a look at my Instagram for proof – but that didn’t quite happen, kind of.

Life On Hold

Life On Hold

Everything is on pause. There aren’t any plans to be made or had. The only continuity I see these days is the greeting of a continuous stream of uncertainty. My physical existence lives suspended, hanging in its self-defined purgatory, whereas my mind finds itself constantly reeling. There is nothing static in my thoughts, they race […]

Letting This One Get Away

Letting This One Get Away

Speeding down the highway, the odometer’s needle steadily drifted between markers for 100 and 120 kilometres/hour. The exits became less unfamiliar as I left the east end of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Then, I quickly looked down at the clock. It was 3:30 PM. The Crossing Guard would be there. Or at least, I […]

Abusive Relationships: Eating Disorders

Abusive Relationships: Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are as tricky as they are fickle. They are the secret boyfriend or girlfriend that you hide from everyone, always praying that they aren’t mentioned at the table. And while this relationship may very well be under wraps, at least to you, many have an inkling of sorts. As in any relationship, you […]

Firsts: A Lesson in Mussels

Firsts: A Lesson in Mussels

Every time I sit down alone with a bowl of mussels, whether steamed in beer or wine, I can’t help but think back to a particular August evening in 2008. It was one of my first nights in Paris — I had spent the day exploring and taking in the city, beginning at my hotel […]