An ocean being warmed by the sun.

Hi guys, I’m currently in Gander, NL (where there’s wi-fi) and I’m putting my blog on a little hiatus until I get back! The posts that have been publishing recently are from forever ago (while I was in school - reason why the posts are so heated in an education-related sense), but I’ll keep them up because they’ve already been published. Ah, well.

So anyway, I’ll be back soon! :-) And in case you were wondering, I’m having the time of my life here. The east coast is the most beautiful place on earth. XOXO

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noun, plural - big•ot•ries

  1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.
  2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.


An open mind is a virtuous mind. There is never only one way or one view to anything in life. It’s perfectly fine to hold a personal viewpoint - diversity is what makes opinions so insightful - but it’s when people push their ideologies on others that really grinds my gears. Shouldn’t it be enough to know, internally, what you believe? Does it really make sense to fight with others about it? If you’re not willing to listen to all sides, how can you even make an accurate and informed opinion? Just a thought.

everything you surround yourself with. If there are things or people in your life that are making you unhappy, let them go.

I relearn this every day. 

The xx are playing in Toronto on the 28th of July. Pretty frustrated at the fact that I’ve missed them three times now.

Listen: Keep on Dreaming by Little Jinder. →

Via SoundCloud (because the only version YouTube offers is one that’s accompanied by a strange video… one of my biggest/strangest nos).

How many people can actually say that? 

It’s fun to be young and foolish sometimes.

I don’t really like texting all that much.

— But I do it anyway. 

It’s both the saddest and most truthful truth. I feel like working in food servicing and retail has made me hyperaware, and so even though I don’t intentionally go looking for it, I tend to see a lack of manners everywhere I go.

Be kind. A thank-you and a smile seriously goes a long way. 

Good karma.

Random self-photo. I singed off half my eyelashes/eyebrow on the right side of my face (freak accident) and they’re slowly growing back. The downside? I can’t wear make-up. The upside? It takes me literally two minutes to get ready in the morning. 

Random self-photo. I singed off half my eyelashes/eyebrow on the right side of my face (freak accident) and they’re slowly growing back. The downside? I can’t wear make-up. The upside? It takes me literally two minutes to get ready in the morning. 

You don’t fall in love with the face; you fall in love with the mind.

Yes, that was a serious question! I love sending things in the mail but I rarely have the chance to, unless it’s for novelty purposes (e.g. sending Alex’s grandmother a letter). I have all this wonderful stationary - borderline hoarder, actually - with barely anyone to write.

Even though there are more efficient ways of communicating, who says they’re more fun? Remember in elementary school when you had a pen pal whom you exchanged letters with? Am I strange for missing that?

So, if you’re interested (this is strictly platonic, of course), write your address in my ask box. You can remain anonymous with your Tumblr username so long as, for addressing purposes, you give your name (first only is OK)! Don’t be shy, I think this could be really fun!

Excited to be penning you soon. :-)

to do things when you feel like it and to do things just because. It’s one thing to say it, but it’s an entirely different thing to enact it. I understand the concept of responsibility, but I understand the concept of regret, too.

Do something you’ve always wanted right now! The few days or even hours that you have on your hands surely is enough time to pick up and go. Feel liberated, inspired, and excited.

After all, what is life without a little spontaneity and adventure? Surround yourself with people who remind you that every single day.