All posts filed under: Thoughts

life update // mental health chat


Hey there lovely friends! It’s been a while since we have chatted on here, how are we? It is full on summer now in Canada, which means I’ve been spending all of my free time outside soaking in that beautiful, beautiful sunshine and neglected the blog a little in the process. There’s so many posts I am dreaming to share with you, but first I wanted post a little life update/chat/pouring of my heart and […]

my vegan story


Hello world, my name is Jessica. I am vegan, and have been for three years, but I am not the poster child of veganism for many reasons- lets just start with that. First of all, my parents aren’t hippies, I wasn’t raised on an island surrounded by mango’s, I don’t tan very easily, I’m not blonde… and I’ve never even had an açai bowl (can I honestly call myself vegan if I’ve never instagrammed an açai […]

lessons learned at 22


“I got to a breaking point that night and thought to myself “I am so sick of minimising the tension (in situations where a man is trying to take advantage of me) in order to make him feel more comfortable.” No more! Why am I putting his comfort before my own, anyways? I will no longer accept behaviour that’s “not that big of a deal”,  but isn’t okay, either. I’m sick of being “polite.” I’m sick […]

questions, feelings, and understanding.


Am I depressed? Does it matter whether or not I know the answer to this? How do you define a feeling? I have the need to always understand, compartmentalise, and wrap up every emotion I feel into a nice little box, so that I can step back, examine, and understand it from afar. Does this make me a control freak? I have a friend who thinks I am, but I’m not so sure. Does it […]



A couple of days ago a friend asked me how long I had been single for, and I honestly had no idea. “A very long time” I replied with a laugh, and then moved on. Being single is something that I rarely think of- it’s not a badge that defines me; it’s not very important. However, after thinking back on it, I realised that it’s been just over four and a half years since I’ve […]

what does home mean to you?


The idea of home is something I think of often. I find it fascinating because home means something completely different to everyone, and most of us take it for granted. A sense of home has intrigued me mostly because I can’t say I’ve ever felt it, but it’s something I’ve always been searching for. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been happy, safe, and very comfortable in the places I’ve lived over the years, and I […]


Thoughts / Travel

“This is why once you’ve traveled for the first time all you want to do is leave again. They call it the travel bug, but really it is the effort to return to a place where you are surrounded by people who speak the same language as you, not English or Spanish or Mandarin or Portuguese, but the language of others who know what it’s like to leave, change, grow, experience, learn, then go home […]