Who would’ve thought that smack dab in a city in Ontario there would be a tower straight out of a fairy tale? Rapunzel, eat your heart out.
As a warning – this post could be a trigger and discusses depression, suicide, and anxiety.
This is a post that I’ve started writing a hundred times before (okay, that’s a slight exaggeration but you get the point). It’s a post I’ve had a version of sitting in my draft pages for over two years now. It’s a statement I’ve hardly ever shared publicly, and only recently begun to share with my family. Given the discussions surrounding mental health nowadays, it seems more important than ever to share my own experiences.Continue reading “Where I’ve Been”
Along with strolling through Graffiti Alley, Brit’s other request for her birthday getaway weekend was to visit Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto. The aquarium was a great addition to the tourist scene in Toronto, and after visiting, I would highly recommend you see it at least once.
For my friend Brit’s 30th birthday, she wanted to celebrate with a girls’ weekend trip to Toronto. It ended up being a pretty chill weekend, complete with two sight-seeing adventures, a shopping trip to the Eaton centre, and a birthday night out at a bar!
2017 brought about a few massive changes, including a few emotional turning points in my life. Highs included my dad’s surgery yielding the best result possible, an amazing girls’ trip around Eastern Canada with Brit, and finding myself getting to spend more time with family. Lows included saying a heartbreaking farewell to our family dog, a truly beautiful spirit whose loss was devastating, and the self-realization that I was letting my happiness in life fade. Smack dab in the middle, complete with highs and lows – moving.
Looking back on my adventures, I’ve selected my ten favourite pictures I took in 2017. The pictures are in chronological order and – quick side note – not all were technically taken by me (thanks Brit!).