Hello Blog Readers, As you may have noticed, I have not been releasing content on the schedule or at the rate that I had originally set out for myself. Right now there are a lot of changes happening in my personal life that are keeping me plenty of busy off the web. In due time … More Balance – The reason I’ve been silent
Sometimes when I want to clear my head I go to an old thinking spot that my first love introduced me to. Today I went up there because I just needed to find some clarity. I got to thinking about the people who have called me ‘Ari’ over the years. Each one of them has … More A Ghost of the Past
You walked into my life when I knew things wouldn’t work so I put it off. Slowly over years of friendship and late night chats I came around to the idea that we might be meant for each other despite the time and place. I listened to my heart for once. I kicked myself for … More Your Timing was Impeccable
Today I came across this quote as I was mindlessly scrolling through social media. “No Rain, No Flowers” It came with no explanation or source so forgive me. It was one of those quotes you read and are automatically drawn to and know it resonates with you. I believe this is a shortened and more … More No Rain, No Flowers
When I was younger, I was heavily involved in competitive sport. I was playing soccer, dancing, figure skating, cheerleading, doing track and field, etc. The number of hours I spent on a field, at a rink or in a gym probably surpass the number I have spent in a classroom over the years. I once … More On the Canadian Olympic team.
After the first month of university I felt pretty overwhelmed and didn’t know how to express it. I struggled to tell people I was actually anxious and that my perfectionist tendencies were making me fall apart at the seams a little. That’s where the expression ‘I’m running in circles’ kicks in. I had managed to … More The Circles?
At the time I was writing this, I thought this might have been an apt recap of my very first week at any university. Looking back, the view I have of my very first week of university is much more romanticized. I should have been writing about all the new places I found to study, … More Uni Week 1 Survival?
This was written in the honeymoon phase of starting to university. I was still that keen straight A student who was completely focused on getting into the nitty gritty of studying. Not much had happened as of yet. I hadn’t even sat across the table from some of my current friends in our first class … More Nervous Excitement
At the time when I wrote this post, there was a sense of contagious optimism. I was more than excited to start the journey of University and figure out who I was without the kind of structure that had predicated my life before. There was also a sense of naïvety. I thought that I wouldn’t … More What I thought was the Begining
Place: Burnaby Mountain- Horizons Six years ago just before my birthday I was in the home stretch to graduating high school helping out at my home club’s ice show and I in a moment of rash judgement invited a friend to watch. I wanted to share a little bit of my world with someone I … More Thoughts from Horizons