First Contact; Volunteering

There were so many reasons I decided to sign up for volunteering. I was an exchange student, and want to do as many things within my power for the short time that I was there, so that I’d have a lovely, impressive resume. But there’s also a personal reason. One of the major reasons for…

Experiencing Canada’s Seasons

In Early September when I landed in Canada, it was to be greeted by a wall of cold air I was not prepared for. I’d never been below 20 degrees before, but what I was feeling was around 15 degrees, and while I walked around shivering and huddling in my layers, Canadians were walking around…

Thinking about Seedlings at 2 in the Morning

What’s a seedling? It’s a tiny little germination that needs love, care, attention, and of course, sunlight and water to grow. And when it grows, it curls, shoots, blossoms, expands – it becomes something so big and beautiful. But it can’t become anything without those things. And when it grows, it reaches and tangles with…