A Tribute to Brussels

When I arrived to Brussels, a Belgian man told me something that would ring true by the time of my departure: “You hate coming to Brussels, you hate living there, and then you hate leaving.” I didn’t hate the idea of Brussels. When I accepted my job offer, the only thing I knew was that… Read more »

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    How my Anxiety Helps Me Overcome my Obstacles

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    I never thought I had anxiety until I did, and like clockwork, I ended up getting anxious about it. “Anxiety?” I thought. “Well what am I anxious about exactly?” As it turns out, there are many things that I tend to get anxious about. While I love being social, I get anxious in social situations…. Read more »

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    Being a Traveller: At Home

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    The cold brings the quiet. The clouds bring a certain calm. It’s a familiar feeling, comforting even. Exactly one month ago, I returned to Toronto. I wasn’t sure of how I would feel when I returned, considering that the last time I returned, I fell into a phase that could only be called PTSD: Post… Read more »

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    No te debo nada.

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    For the last two years, I’ve spent more time in Europe than I have in Canada. I have lived in 3 different cities and travelled to countless places. During this time, I met people. It’s a pretty standard part of travelling, and arguably one of the top reasons for it. It’s because it’s easy to open up… Read more »

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    Being Alone: Abroad

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    I think that there is a common misconception of how awesome my life is. The reason I began to travel was because I wanted to improve my life. It sounds like a broad reason, and that’s because it is. Fortunately that reason became clearer as I continued. I have concluded that I wanted to be… Read more »

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    The Value of your Emotions

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    The basic goal of life is happiness. Every time we buy chocolate or new clothes, it’s because we want to feel happy. When we see old friends, or go travelling, it’s because we think we’re going to be happy with the experience. That’s great. But should you strive to always be happy? Or is it… Read more »

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    The Hangover Period

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    I have a hangover right now. It all started when I took a walk around Valencia. That’s when I stumbled upon an advertisement for a pub crawl event at a local hostel. The rest is history and now I’m facing the consequences of a really great night. It’s days like these that remind me of… Read more »

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    Achieving Normal

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    Hi. I’m Canadian. I was born and raised in Toronto by two Jamaican immigrants. I am the youngest of 7 siblings. I grew up with 4 of them. Until the age of 22, I went to school in Toronto. Then, I decided to do an exchange semester in Sweden. As I studied, I ended up… Read more »

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    Why the Unexpected Prevails

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    As I scroll through my Facebook feed, I’m bombarded by shared articles with eye-catching titles. It wasn’t always like this, but it’s like this now. It’s like this because websites need a way to get more visitors. When this practice first began, many people were against it, arguing that these article titles were baiting people… Read more »

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    Being a Canadian: Abroad

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    When I was growing up, I never understood how Canadian values, politics and the lifestyle compared to other countries. When you’re born in Toronto, you’re kind of just thrown into the mix of culture and diversity. Sure, racism, sexism and homophobia exist but they aren’t prevalent, or at least that’s how I see it. When… Read more »

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    The Downsides of Travelling

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    I first started travelling on January 1st, 2014. It was the first time that I had ever left Canada, alone. It was exciting and a bit scary, but I knew that it was the best decision I had ever made in my entire life. Since moving abroad, I have learned a lot about myself, gained confidence… Read more »