A Second Career in My 20s

It’s not uncommon to hear of a person who is on their second or even third career. I’ve often heard of people who are working in careers that aren’t what they studied in school. However, that doesn’t detract from the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that making a career change can raise. When I found myself burnt out only a year and a half after graduation; I had to start considering this as an option.

I started my new career after graduating the Tourism and Travel program in a little honeymoon period. Continue Reading

Dealing With Rejection

In September 2015. I had just turned 25 and not to sound cliché, but I faced self-doubt. “What am I doing with my life?” I asked myself over and over again.

What was I doing? Life was great!

I was volunteering as much as I could for things I supported, was recently engaged and I enrolled in a photography class for fun.

However, I felt I hit a wall in terms of my career status. Was I happy with what I was doing? Where was my career headed? I couldn’t confidently answer that. Continue Reading

Experiencing Travel

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Spontaneity and shear optimism were two of the many concepts that fused my motivation, to embark on my first solo vacation earlier this year. I truly believed that, with a mindset such as that, I would encounter nothing less than a glorious experience; however, my anticipated trip to Cuba quickly confirmed that theory to be incorrect, and yet, I’m glad it turned out to be that way. One of the most versed travellers of all time, Ibn Battuta, explains this unusual revelation quite well, when he stated: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Continue Reading