At the end of the November, I hit a major milestone and finished the first draft of the book I'm currently writing. I've been working on this project off-and-on since the summer of 2014 so this was a pretty major moment for me. December marked the first month of this book's second phase so I thought I'd share what to do after you've finished your first draft, based on my personal experience of course.Read More
As you may know, I'm in New York City this week as part of my MFA program. Since I've been to NYC several times before, this time around I'm looking to spend the free time I have discovering some of the city's lesser-known attractions. Here are five non-touristy things to do in New York City, perfect for the traveller who wants to share the local experience.Read More
As you read this, I am sitting in a conference room in downtown Manhattan on the first day of my winter MFA residency. Although this trip is part of my graduate studies, it looks and feels a lot like real, grownup professional's business trip. Never having been on an actual business trip before, I had some fun packing and planning my outfits for my week in New York City.Read More
December brought Toronto's first snowstorm and winter is officially in full swing. Last month was all about keep my feet warm and my skin hydrated as I adjusted from crisp fall air and changing leaves to slushy streets and snowfalls.
It's that time of year again: New Year's Resolution time. I think we all know what it's like to start a new year with lots of goals, only to fall of the resolution wagon by spring. This year, like always, I have a lot of goals, but unlike past years, I've taken some time to really think about how to stay on track. The solution I've come up with is this: Instead of making vague or broad resolutions make simple actionable plans. What exactly do I mean?Read More