In trying to make sense of this milestone in my life, I turn to a recent post by my dear friend and inspiration, Lindsey.

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

– Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

Standing proud with two of my greatest role models.

The girls who brought meaning to my university experience. So much admiration for these ladies.

We did it!

My guests aka the people who make my life.

Yes…I DO want my $40 000 piece of paper…

Beyond blessed to have these people in my life.

True love is sitting through a 2 hour convocation.

For those of you who were wondering, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a major in English, minor in French and a Global Experience Certificate.

Good bye Waterloo! How ’bout them apples?

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Jesse and I were featured in a recent local online newspaper called Wellesley Is. How cute is this picture of Jesse?