As many of you know, my world has been quite the adventure this summer, filled with spontaneity and lots of random road trips. Last weekend was no exception. It was a little bit different this time around because I had more of a plan than usual; I knew where I was sleeping. Also, someone else was taking the reigns and was responsible for planning a memorable and exciting 24 hours.
As part of this trip, I was instructed by my local companion to “write an essay” reporting on what I learned about community, and what I learned about myself during my weekend adventure.
Since I haven’t been in school for quite some time, and my hamburger-style essay writing skills are a little rusty, I’m just going to go with what I know: blogging.
With that, here’s my assignment, reflecting on what I learned while I was exploring the roads, ruins, trails, and rock walls of Grey County and South Bruce Peninsula. Continue reading “My Weekend: My Assignment”
I know it’s easy to ignore things that make you uncomfortable. Homelessness isn’t like cancer – not every person has a story of how they have been directly impacted by it. But believe me when I say that if you care about your community, you should care about homelessness. Continue reading “Ride for Refuge 2016”
The only word that I can really sum up the past week with is “magical.” From Sunday to Sunday, it has almost been surreal. I’ve gotten to spend time with so many wonderful people, felt more a part of the community than I ever have before, and got a special foodie delivery in the mail! Continue reading “One + Four = Life : Cats, Community, and RawSpiceBar”
Often times, I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the different communities that we play important roles in. I’m talking about “community” in the broadest sense possible: our families, workplaces, sports teams, favourite shop… anywhere that our presence is among others, and where we can make an impact. Continue reading “kindness and community”