A few things have happened so far this year in relation to my goal of running a marathon in 2017. After getting tired of running the short, straight, flat path in the tiny park by my house, I set off in search of a new track and discovered I live just twenty minutes from an … More Marathon Update: It’s Official!
Happy New Year! I’ve never really understood the big deal about starting a new year. When I worked in retail I never used to wish any customers a Happy New Year unless they did first – not because I’m a monster, but because it just didn’t occur to me that that is a thing you … More A Year in Review
Just over a month ago I decided I was going to run the Copenhagen Marathon in May. With six and a half months of training, it seemed totally doable to learn how to run more than four hours at once. So how am I doing with now only (gulp) five and a half months to … More Marathon Update: One Month In
Last night I went to my first Christmas market of the year. Christmas markets have become my favourite Christmas tradition since moving to Europe, and every year I’m eager to try as many new places as I can, while still hitting up some familiar markets, soaking in the joyful holiday atmosphere as I sip on … More The Comfort of the Familiar
I’ve been feeling a little helpless lately. Once again I’m unemployed, far away from my friends, and stessed about money and major decisions. My one concrete life goal that I hoped to achieve before turning 25, climbing Kilimanjaro, is looking financially out of reach. So, to get my spirits up (or, as the British say, … More I’m Running a Marathon!
The first time I ever heard the name “Roskilde” was while I was on exchange in Sweden, after I downloaded Spotify for the first time and started hearing ads for the Roskilde Festival. The annual Roskilde Festival may be what it is most known for, with major artists like Rihanna and David Bowie headlining a … More Popping Over to Roskilde
On Wednesday I am heading to Germany on a train with two fully-packed bags. At first I was going to write, “On Wednesday I am leaving Copenhagen,” but that sounds too definitive. It makes it sound like I’m never going to come back. I’ve complained a lot during my time in Copenhagen. I used my … More Islands Brygge & Frederiksborg
I’ve written before about Europa Park, the place I’ve been visiting throughout my life that has given me incredibly high expectations when it comes to amusement parks. It was these high expectations that kept me from ever showing much interest in the amusement park right in Copenhagen’s centre, Tivoli. Eventually, something changed. I started seeing … More Tivoli Adventures
16-21 August was Pride Week in Copenhagen. I’ve never been to any Pride events in Edmonton, and there weren’t any going on nearby where I lived in Germany, so I wanted to take advantage of living in a city and finally check out an event that I’d heard so many great things about. So on … More A Gay Old Time
It’s been just over a month since I moved to Denmark, and here I am wrapping up my summer in Germany. On my very last weekend back home, I insisted on something I’d been saying I’ll do ever since I moved to Germany. My family never made it a priority because for them it was … More Exploring Geroldseck