As I worked on the pitch for my web series, I realized that even though I’d put my novel writing on hold, I didn’t want to give up the story entirely. It wasn’t going to be as easy to pick my novel back up as it was to put down. A story has peaks and valleys; I’d stopped in a valley and it was difficult to find the momentum to reach the next peak from there. So I turned to research, where I always turn when I want to get my head into the story without actually writing. However, on this occasion, Google wasn’t enough.
I needed the mountains.
Continue reading ➞ Lake Minnewanka
I’ve gotta say, filming vlogs every day for my month in Vietnam last summer was one of the best things I could have done in order to learn vlogging and figure out my new camera.
Continue reading ➞ A Day in Kananaskis
I had a bad day last week. The worst in a while, with a bunch of different not-fun things coming together all in that one day. And I discovered something amazing.
Continue reading ➞ Living
OK so I’ve got pictures on my camera of my recent adventures BUT I forgot the little cord that gets pictures from my camera to my laptop. So here are the pictures I took on my phone instead.
Continue reading ➞ Montreal Day 1: Bagels and Murals
After sitting around doing nothing but work or school all summer, today my dad, brother, dog, and I finally decided to get out of here, just for the day. And if you live in Calgary, there are only a few places that fall under “just for the day”. 70% of the time we end up in Banff, like today.
Continue reading ➞ A Day in Banff
Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I haven’t celebrated thanksgiving since 2012, but tomorrow some of the Canadian students are going to get together for dinner and I guess my streak of being completely unthankful for my amazingly awesome life will end.
I have a lot of things to be thankful for. Ever since I left home two years ago, my life has been great.
That sounds kind of bad, doesn’t it…
But it’s true. This blog has been going well and I love my classes and I’ve got awesome friends all over the world. I’m still unsure about my future, but I’m not without options.
I’ve been really busy and today’s no exception, so I’m going to keep this short and end it here. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
So this is long overdue, but my dad took my siblings and me to the annual rodeo in town which you probably guessed from the title, is called the Calgary Stampede. If you’ve never heard of it, it happens in my hometown and goes for ten days every July. There are rides, games, and food stands. There are rodeo competitions, there are tons of informative and interactive animals and agriculture booths, there are tons of shows and concerts, there are cultural celebrations and there is tons and tons of advertising. It’s awesome and the entire city gets decked out Old-West style and there are free pancakes and burgers around town for the entire duration of “Stampede Season”.
Continue reading ➞ Calgary Stampede!
On Fridays I have Weeklies, what if on Mondays I have Outfits of the Week? I’ll do a trial run today. If you like it, please like this post so I know and I’ll do more in the future!
Continue reading ➞ Outfit Of The Week: The Canadian
So this is late, but oh well.
I haven’t been watching films lately. There is one movie theatre in town and it hasn’t got very interesting movies on at the moment. When it does, I think I’ll already have seen them since films come out earlier in Canada than they do here. For example, a lot of people over here are looking forward to Big Hero 6 which I reviewed over a month ago. The lack of new films is sort of sad, but it’s okay, I guess.
On the up side, my friend Sarah and I have booked our train and hostel for out trip to Paris today! (Insert celebratory onomatopoeia here.) We’re so excited!
But I’m going to have to get a bit inventive without the usual stuff to put…
And that leads me to this week’s Weeklies:
Ketchup. It’s just always there.
Indoor plumbing. It can be the difference between a good life and a great one.
Beaver Tails. I’ve only ever had one and eagerly await the next chance I get to try this Canadian delicacy.
“Editing is a re-wording activity.” I saw it on a mug somewhere. I want that mug.
Nutella and banana on white, because it’s the only way to eat chocolate spread for breakfast. Except for crèpes. And pancakes if you’re sneaky about it. And waffles. I didn’t really think this through.
As I outlined Sunday, I did a lot of traveling yesterday. From one bed to another, it took 29 hours. By the time I reached my bed here in Calgary, it was about 3 in the morning, which is why I did not post yesterday.
Continue reading ➞ What To Wear When Traveling