Choices.

In life we are always left with two choices. The one that we believe is the right choice, because we are comfortable. Then there is another choice, one that asks us to go outside of the normal and not follow the heard we call society. but as we stand in front of both options we tend to go for the one most comfortable. Why do we do this? Is it because we know everyone else is walking this path and no one will judge us or our fear of rejection is minimized. How can we become extraordinary people if we…

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Cheers to the Haters.

I came across a quote a few days ago: Pay attention to the people who don’t clap when you win. I’ve pondered and come to the realization people who claim to be “supportive” of me to my face aren’t quite as they seem. I vow to live a life surrounded by authentic people, people that I can learn, laugh, and grow with. I’m not going to live a life where someone feels the need to offer my empty smiles and words. Yeah, it took me a lot longer than the average person to find my passion, but you know what…

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#WelcomeToCanada

It’s absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking watching President Trump put into place blanket prohibitions in turning away refugees and immigrants. As a citizen of a country that prides itself on diversity and a global citizen I refuse to turn my back on people who need our support. Immigrants have helped contribute to the wealth of knowledge that once made America so powerful on the world stage. Trump has shown blatant disregard for international law. He is not just saying they will no longer take refugees. He is banning people who are already vetted, who already have visas, who already have green…

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Learning to Fail.

Today I arose from a deep slumber (perks of being sick) to the frantic texts of someone I care about, let alone to seeing them cry when I FaceTimed them. It turns out they got a C+ on their one exam, when on their others they received a B and B+ respectively. While a C+ isn’t the greatest mark, it’s not the worst mark either. Upon trying to come up with a way to console them I decided the best way to go about it was to be honest and realistic. I’m not going to coddle someone and tell them life…

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The Power of Grit.

“Ability to learn is not fixed, that it can change with your effort” Growing up I was always seen as the “weaker” student compared to my fellow peers. Whether it be starting off in French immersion school and being told I couldn’t handle it or starting off grade one having to be taught to read privately or even moving to grade 5 and not being able to keep up with my peers in math or writing. I was told with my grades I would never move on to university by my own parents. However, upon watching this Ted Talk I…

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Good Riddance.

2017… I dub thee, the year of BYE! I plan on making a lot of changes in my life this year. A lot of changes involving who I am, and who I want to become. I make terrible choices sometimes. I’m a good person… But not very good to myself. I need the most work in that department. I am sick and tired of letting people walk all over me in a repetitive cycle. Using me. Blaming me. Bullying me. Being fake with me. Judging me. Taking me for granted. But this year I am going to really work on…

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Nurse in Progress.

For someone that came out of one of the toughest years of her life, I must say I am pretty proud of myself for pushing through. The struggle of feeling left down, unconfident in my abilities, and personal struggle led me to believe I wasn’t worthy of good things. That because of all my struggle I would be a failure and wouldn’t even make it through the first semester of nursing school. But I did it and I did damn fine. The nights I spent crying and very much struggling to stay focused and motivated paid off. I mean anatomy…

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Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to those celebrating today and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate other awesome holidays. The holidays can bring about things such as stress and depression for some individuals due to the cheeriness, business, and demands that come along with all the festivities. For others it can be reminders of loneliness, sadness, and grief. For those who may not have anywhere to go or anyone to confide in, know there are resources available to you. Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression (Mayo Clinic)  When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent…

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Finding Strength

Sometimes you just need to step back and take a moment for yourself. There’s only two options to dealing with the stresses in your life, you either take them in head on and push through or you walk away. But the struggles you face today can be a stepping stone to building your strength for tomorrow, so keep fighting. Live for the moment. Show compassion to yourself and others. Keep your chin up. M

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