Today I am grateful for a new book. I have just begun reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I have heard so much praise about this book and its teachings about personal growth, health, and happiness. “There is really no reason to suffer. The only reason you suffer is because you choose to… Continue reading 16/02/2017



Today is Valentine's Day and I'm so grateful that I got to spend it with Seán. This time last year we were doing long distance and we were over 7000 kilometers apart. I'm so grateful for how things worked out and that I now get to see him as often as I do. I'm also… Continue reading 14/02/2017


Closing The Distance

  Closing the distance. That's the end goal for every long distance relationship. The day where you no longer have to get in a car or a plane to see each other. You're finally together! It's been about two weeks since I got on a plane to Dublin with my one way ticket and I'm… Continue reading Closing The Distance


Courgette and Almond Soup

This is Seán's mom's recipe and it's one of my favourites. She made this soup many times during my visit last Christmas. It was so nice to have it again now that I'm back in Ireland. Today was my first attempt at her recipe! I think I did pretty well, but I'll let Seán be… Continue reading Courgette and Almond Soup


“It’s Not Like That In Vancouver”

I've officially been living in Dublin for more than a week now! I know that is only a short amount of time, but I've still picked up on many of the cultural differences between Ireland and Canada. It used to annoy me to hear travellers comment that something done in a new city is not… Continue reading “It’s Not Like That In Vancouver”


With Love, From Dublin

Today I walked over to Grafton Street, which is one of Dublin's main shopping streets, and picked up a bunch of postcards! I spent my afternoon sitting on a bench in beautiful St. Stephen's Green park writing notes to my family and friends both at home in Canada and abroad. It was such a warm… Continue reading With Love, From Dublin


Am I Actually In Dublin? Is This Real?

I can't believe I'm here. In Dublin. Finally! It still doesn't feel real to me. Each time I peer out through my bedroom window I'm convinced I'll see UBC campus and the familiar rugby field and hockey arena. Even though I know they're there I'm always surprised to see the Georgian buildings and famous Dublin doors.… Continue reading Am I Actually In Dublin? Is This Real?