On PROCRASTINATION

On PROCRASTINATION

And the Surprising Benefits to Vacuuming and Doing Your Laundry On my second year at university, I made a new friend at Stephanie Bolster’s poetry class named Isabel. Isabel was an exceptionally talented, young writer and I was always looking forward to reading her...
On PERSEVERANCE

On PERSEVERANCE

So, last December I decided to give my writing a (real) chance. When faced with the uncomfortable question if I had tried everything in my power to become a paid writer, the unsettling answer was ‘no.’ Yes, I had applied for a writing grant from the Canada Council for...
A DIFFICULT WEEK

A DIFFICULT WEEK

Some Conflicting Thoughts on the Ongoing Israel-Palestine Conflict   Last Saturday I woke up to my phone buzzing incessantly beside my bed. It was early in the morning and I was still drowsy when I reached for my phone. My mother in Hungary and my brother in...
Reading in Italian

Reading in Italian

Adventures in Learning a sixth language   I wish I were one of those people who sprints out of bed early in the morning to exercise, but I am not. I like to wake up gently, make myself a nice cup of coffee and head back to bed – to read. I call this time ‘my...