Why Teachers Deserve Their Summers Off

Originally posted on Boils Down to It:
I was trapped in the chair at the dentist’s office, with the flattering spittle blocking glasses on and a glorified grown-up bib strapped to my chest having my teeth cleaned. The hygienist and I were having an extremely convenient conversation about my job while both of her hands…

Meeting Louisette

                      I feel like I am beginning to find my rhythm in Québec City. It usually takes me a while to get adjusted, but in the last couple of days, I’ve gotten better oriented in downtown and I finally understand how the bus system here…

“Beauty is not …

“Beauty is not something you can acquire, or consume.. it is something you have to be. What is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion, for yourself, and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”  – Lupita Nyong’o

An Italian Carousel

So I went out this last weekend, bought my watercolour supplies, and got right to work! I chose to sketch the merry-go-round in Florence, Italy located in the Piazza Repubblica. This merry-go-round had caught my eye from afar when I was taking a solo stroll  down the street and I just had venture down to…

I’m Thankful For…

– chinook arches – fall colours – preparing dinner with friends – grandparents – the doggie – mum’s cooking – organic pumpkin pie (with maple walnut ice cream) – movies at home – lying on a sister’s bed and talking or doing nothing – lying on my parents’ bed and talking or doing nothing –…

Heartbreak

I lost a dear friend on Friday. Her name was Gladys. She was a 91 year old lady that I had lived with last year and she was someone I admired for her beautiful heart and spirit. For some reason, I couldn’t stop thinking about her last night and I cried myself to sleep finally…