All posts tagged: Experiences

Record: Tobermory

I went for an AirBnB vacation weekend to Tobermory with some friends in late July, and we were blessed with amazing weather, and a really good time. Despite being quite sick for the entirety of the trip, I had enough Tylenol to keep me present enough to enjoy the sights, and even do a little bit of hiking. Ontario is a beautiful province, and many of its sights are hidden away out of public consciousness. I’m finally starting to explore these surrounding areas more intentionally, and with perfect summer weather, Canada is actually pretty awesome. Hiking to the Inglis Falls The Falls Visiting the shoreline of a local lake. Beautiful in a very quiet sort of way. Sunset at Sauble Beach Wildflowers always have my heart. The bluest lake we ever did see. Gorgeous, pristine, and freezing. The beach, with contrast of white rock and gradient lake. Fields as far as the eye can see. The land next to our AirBnB. The skies on the way home. As a group of mid-twentiers (haha), I find …

5 Lessons I Learned From Freelancing My Gap Year

When I graduated last summer, I had no idea what the next year would have in store for me. I intentionally kept my vision relatively short – spent the summer traveling with friends and family, savouring the ending of my undergraduate life chapter. When I landed in Toronto early September, I threw myself straight into the fray of resumes, cover letters and interviews. I had made the decision pretty late in my undergraduate career that I might want to try this writing thing. Up to that point, my whole working life had consisted of building up a strong teaching trajectory. The decision to switch so late meant that I graduated from university with a resume for writing that resembled a first or second year student. But I was 22, fresh out of university and unemployed, looking to take whatever anyone would or could offer me. I ended taking the part time route, just so that I could gain the equivalent of a few years of job experiences in a shorter time frame. This past year I’ve worked …