Linguistics Made Me A Better Person: A Fond Farewell to My Major

The first post I ever wrote for this blog (named Tuesdays with Sisi back in the day) was about Linguistics. Back then--has this really happened so quickly?--I still had most people looking at me blankly when I told them what I studied. I had to explain it over and over again, and eventually I got … Continue reading Linguistics Made Me A Better Person: A Fond Farewell to My Major

On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

It's March now, meaning there's about one month left of classes. Then there are exams, and then--that's it. Graduation comes along, and I exit Glendon with my degree and in making that exit, I remove myself from the educational system for the first time since I was three years old. It's pretty hefty stuff. It's … Continue reading On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

#WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

As an end-of-term blog post challenge, Team Awesome decided to all delve deep into Self-Reflection Land and retrieve a glittering nugget of meaning from the chaotic swirl of exam season. What is worth the frankly alarming amount of stress that we students put on ourselves to succeed during this time of year--or in school in … Continue reading #WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

Hey, want to hear a happy story? Three years and one week ago, I hopped on a plane to reconnect with an old friend after a period of prolonged silence between us. I'd never visited her before, and the first and last time she had come to visit me was a good three years beforehand, … Continue reading Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

[EDIT, 10/10/16: HELLO FRIENDS. I've made my resume! You can read it here. It was a really fun exercise, and it reminded me of something important: even if I'd filled up ten times as many pages, I still couldn't write down every time I'd impacted my community/society/the world in a positive way. There's just too … Continue reading In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

Living Your Art: My First Week of Fifth Year (and Why It’s Equally Awesome and Scary)

NB: this isn't just a "look at my cool new courses!" post. It's also a reflection on committing to your art in public, and on the personal and social stigmas attached to "being an artist" full-time. Because I can never make things simple. -- All right kiddos, full disclosure time: I'm an artist of all … Continue reading Living Your Art: My First Week of Fifth Year (and Why It’s Equally Awesome and Scary)

Circus Arts, Violins, Apartments and Awesome Jobs: A Year-End Review Times Two

For me, April is a month full of transition, change, and excitement--it's the stretch of the rubber band to breaking point before it snaps forward into high-octane summer mode. The weather is finally turning, the sun sets past 7:30 PM (!!!), and between the birds in the trees and the graffiti splashes of wildflowers on … Continue reading Circus Arts, Violins, Apartments and Awesome Jobs: A Year-End Review Times Two