Having someone you love die feels like suddenly getting yanked by the collar of your shirt and being dragged at breakneck speed through the clouds and then gently being released into the atmosphere.
By the time the plane landed in Sydney I was delusional; my brain was fried from imagining every worst case scenario possible and my tear ducts had shriveled up. I felt like a zombie. As our plane slowly made its way through the tarmac, I looked out the window and squinted from the sun. It was bright and sunny with clear blue skies. I felt knots in my stomach. I closed my eyes and began taking slow, deep breaths to calm myself down.
It feels like my mind is a wild horse that is being whipped into shape by a violent owner. So I sit in my stable and dream of a that time when I ran free in open fields, galloping fiercely alongside other wild horses who made me feel like there was a different way to live this life. A life that tasted of freedom, adventure and spontaneity.
It was one of those surreal moments when you realize you are in a cave, high on hash, smoking with Babas, somewhere in North India.
There is just something about the energy of Byron Bay that disrobes us from the hustle and bustle of the nine to five life and reveals a way of living that operates on a slower, kinder and more peaceful frequency. People walk slower and smile to each other, they get around by hitchhiking. They trust each other.
It’s winter in Beijing and I’m at a crowded bar with loud music. As I take my jacket off, I ask my friends if they want a drink. They nod. I push my way to the front of the bar, squeezing through the crowd and lean my elbows on the counter.
It’s actually quite a difficult situation for the council because when a person is eaten by a crocodile, the families left behind usually want the guilty croc executed. They actually have to take the suspects and X-ray their stomachs for human remains. But the thing is when a family requests it to be shot, it’s almost always the apex predator; the highest crocodile in the food chain.
I hereby present the deliciously tasty: new outlook cake! If you are feeling frazzled, burnt out, or off balance, then drop everything and let’s start metaphorically baking!
Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round, or listened to rain slapping the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight, or gazed at the sun fading into the night? You better slow down, don’t dance so fast, time is short, the music won’t last. Do you run through each day on the fly, when […]
I feel like my mind rarely get a chance to bask in its own thoughts, it’s always being spiked by something else. Like a stubborn fat kid, it’s always chewing on some sort of digital candy. I hate how addicted I am to my phone. Sometimes I find myself scrolling through Instagram before I even […]
I just arrived in Sydney and I already feel like going back to Vancouver. I cannot believe how quickly the past 10 days have gone by, it feels like the whole thing was a dream. I already miss my family so much. I was so looking forward to seeing everyone and now it’s over. The […]
2017 has been an amazing year. I knew there would be big changes for me in 2017. I was in the last year of my Working Holiday Visa in Australia. I either had to leave the country, or beg a company to keep me around. There had been many changes to visas making it harder […]
We can choose to meet death like a great opponent about to begin an epic sword fight. We grow in size by our ability to live life in its absolute fullness. We let no moment of beauty pass under our nose without sniffing it and hugging it and holding it close.
“ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant”
It feels like a broken ferris wheel that accidentally got lodged on turbo speed mode and all the kids have been flung off, screaming for their life.
I know that in general, Christmas can be a stressful and hectic time of year. I suppose its kind of expected that when you bring many family members together for many days at a time to celebrate a stressful and demanding holiday, madness inevitably ensues.