Something I have struggled with since first coming to Nepal, is the language. My first job didn't really require me to learn much, and I got by with a few words here and there. And I honestly didn't anticipate coming back for an extended period of time again. But I did. And this time, things... Continue Reading →
As the calendar is about to flip to a new year, a new decade, I, along with a lot of people have been doing a lot of reflecting on the year, and decade that has been. This decade has been one of massive growth and transition for me. A lot happens between the ages of... Continue Reading →
Christmas from Halfway Around the World
December has always been magic to me, and is one of my favorite times of the year. But being overseas, it's different. Yes, it's getting cold. A different cold than back home, but still. Yes, many coffee shops and restaurants have Christmas trees set up, especially those located in expat or tourist areas of Kathmandu.... Continue Reading →
I first felt it back in August. I was exhausted, irritable, stressed, and downright miserable. No amount of sleep helped, no amount of yoga, exercise or meditation seemed to curb the nagging symptoms of anxiety and depression that were slowly creeping back into my life. Everyone around me kept asking why I was so tired.... Continue Reading →
According to the Plan
Last week, I came back to Nepal after the most incredible 8 days in Tibet. We had snowball fights at 4900+ meters above sea level, stood on passes overlooking the bluest lakes I've ever seen and 5 of the highest mountains, slept at Everest Base Camp, and made friends from all over the world. I... Continue Reading →
And Some Days You’re Living
This morning I was woken up by buses honking and exceptionally loud music playing nearby. I opened my eyes, and pushed a button on my phone. It was 5:54. I rolled over, sighed, and got out of bed, knowing the noise wouldn't subside anytime soon. Or at all, until about 8pm tonight. And for a... Continue Reading →
Is Canada ready?
Yesterday, I was scrolling through my twitter feed, getting caught up on news from Hong Kong, Kashmir, to the upcoming election back home. As I scrolled down, I saw this: "Some voters question whether Canada is ready for a PM with a turban" Excuse me? Is all that I could think. And then I opened... Continue Reading →
“You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this.” ― Charlotte Eriksson I pride myself on my ability to be strong. I’ve proven to myself again and again that I have the strength to get through things and be okay. And... Continue Reading →
And that changed my life
A few weeks back, I got lost in the black hole of the internet and came across a thread. Someone was asking people to name one thing that someone said to you that changed your life. It’s a big question. Lots of people responded with proposals or finding out they were having a child. If I... Continue Reading →
Where is my money going?
This past year, I took a course in sponsorship and fundraising, and one week, class started off this this video: The way we think about charity is dead wrong. While I do not totally agree with everything Dan says, his perspectives on the non-profit world made me reconsider my own ideas when it comes to fundraising... Continue Reading →