50 Days Without Alcohol

50 Days Without Alcohol
I’m in unchartered territory, here. 50 days without alcohol is something I never thought I’d do. Not because of the difficulty, or length of time – just because I’ve never felt the need to give up alcohol. In social settings, I like drinking. It’s never been a habit I’ve wanted to give up. However, roughly ...

My 2018 Bucket List (A Work In Progress)

My 2018 Bucket List (A Work In Progress)
The year has almost come and gone, and I’m finding myself inspired to start early on my 2018 bucket list. The past year has been extremely successful for me – I’ve managed to knock off two terrible habits that were greatly affecting my life, traveled extensively, and have achieved a lot on a professional level. ...

I’m Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

28. November 2017 Thoughts, Travel 0
I’m Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
I have always been a traveler. When I was eight years old, my parents decided to take me from my grade two class in White Rock, British Columbia to one of the most beautiful and difficult to get to places in the world – South Africa. We toured gold mines, went on Safari and saw ...

Returning to Form

Returning to Form
One of my favorite things about having a blog space is that it can serve as a reminder to me. In today’s case, it’s serving as a reminder to stay on track for my yearly goals. 2017 is already 1/3 finished, and while I’m nailing some of my goals, some have fallen to the wayside. ...

A Little Stoicism Every Morning

25. January 2017 Learning, Thoughts 0
A Little Stoicism Every Morning
This year I’m reading a book by Ryan Holiday, called The Daily Stoic. The way it works is every morning, you read one page and really digest its message. I liked the idea so I’ve been giving it a go this year.  It’s the second book I’ve read by Holiday. The Obstacle is the Way ...

Becoming an American

23. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Becoming an American
Last Friday, I became a US citizen. Yes, coincidentally, it was the same day that Donald Trump was sworn in as President – January 20th, 2017. I was one of the last people who became a citizen under President Obama’s tenure. It was the culmination of over a decade of work, started by my parents ...

Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed

21. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed
January 17th. That’s annual “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.” It’s the day many people decide to stop bettering themselves and go back to the status quo. Not me. I’m reinvigorated. I wanted to run a mile every day, and I’m upping the ante. I’m going further and walking after. I’m meditating daily. I’m adding more time ...

Oscars 2017 Watch List

19. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Oscars 2017 Watch List
I like movies. Everyone in my family does. So before the Oscars each year, I try to watch a majority of the nominees. This year’s nominees haven’t been selected yet, but there’s always an inclination as to what will be up for an award. Here are eleven movies I’m trying to see before the event ...

Randomness Volume 1

19. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Randomness Volume 1
Some stuff going on with me: -For the last 40 days, I’ve been in Vancouver, Colorado, and Edmonton. Today, though, I made the trek back to Fort Lauderdale. It’s good to be back. -I’m officially swearing in to become a US citizen on Friday, the same day Donald Trump is set to become the 45th ...

2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love

12. January 2017 Thoughts 0
2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love
I’m no poet. I did take an Introduction to Poetry course in university, however. So that should be enough to help me figure out the kind of poetry that I like. It turns out, I like inspirational stuff. I recently discovered these two poems, both which have a similar vibe. One of them I found ...