no direction home

Nine months have past since I last posted anything to the blog. In February, I was busy with a job that was unfulfilling and needlessly stressful and I was working hard to get out of it. I’m proud to say that in June I began working at a non-profit organization for historic preservation. A little [...]

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doing more

Despite our best efforts, it’s all too easy for time to get away from us. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months and before you know it, you’ve spent all your time working and taking care of all the chores of day to day life. I mean, it’s already February and I have [...]

after the storm

It feels much stranger than I thought it would, being finished with school. There is no next class, next paper, next semester. It’s overwhelming. And surreal. For 12 years, I have been working on my “higher education”, and maybe it’s been something of a security blanket. When I graduated high school, there was college in [...]

all the things I’ll miss

Last weekend was one of those perfect New York weekends that reminds me just how much I will miss living here after graduation. On Saturday morning, I woke up early to go bridesmaid dress shopping for my sister’s wedding in August (which I’m so excited for!) Spring has finally arrived in the city and even [...]

bagels and the subway: the same but oh, so different

On our second day in Montreal, we decided to venture a little farther away from the hotel. I had heard good things about a neighborhood called Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and about a bagel place called the St. Viateur Café. Montreal has an underground metro system so we checked out the map and decided on a route. [...]