A little while ago, during my daily Internet escapades, I came across this quote: "it makes me so happy seeing selfies that say ‘i felt cute today’ or ‘hair game strong’ it’s so good to love yourself and it’s also so hard to love yourself don’t let anyone tell you differently you’re allowed to admit you’re … Continue reading #selfie


Music Memories

Recently, I've been thinking about the way that music can trigger memories. I'm sure there is some kind of scientific term or psychological study for the phenomenon, but I'm simply going to refer to it as "music memory." There are so many examples of this for me. My favourite example, however, is the way that the Billy Ray … Continue reading Music Memories

What’s Not To Love?

When I attended orientation day for new graduate students this September I was given a blank white name tag and told to write down 3 things: my name, my program, and a hobby and/or interest. Name and program were easy: Laura, MA Children's Literature. But then I got to the "hobby and/or interest" part and … Continue reading What’s Not To Love?

Keep Your Friends Close

Contrary to what that very leading title may have you assuming, this post has nothing to do with enemies (that mention doesn't count). Don't feel bad if you made that assumption though, it's my fault for using half a cliché. I am, however, going to talk about friends. Primarily, the fact that I have this … Continue reading Keep Your Friends Close

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Like Ever

I somewhat recently discovered Thought Catalog, which is essentially a blog with multiple authors who share their thoughts on, well, everything. I've read some pretty great posts but none of them resonated quite as strongly as the one I read yesterday called "Breaking Up With A Friend Is Harder Than Breaking Up With A Significant … Continue reading We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Like Ever


I've decided I need to stop saying "poetry isn't my thing," because I have to admit, I'm officially obsessed. I've fallen in love with spoken word poets like Sarah Kay, Neil Hilborn, and Rudy Francisco (click for videos of my favourite performances). They somehow manage to string together words so brilliantly that they evoke a kind of … Continue reading Love/Hate