word drift

a collection of musings and snippets from my life

edinburghlights

goodbye twenty seventeen

So here we are, on the first day of 2018. My last days of 2017 were both hectic and lazy, loud and fuzzy, so this is my first opportunity to sit down and reflect on the past year. It feels almost surreal that a new year is already upon us. I seem to say this every year as I get...

Edinburgh

coming home

I’m writing this on the train, as I head north towards home for the holidays. I’ve made this journey many a time since starting university but there’s always something that makes me stop what I am doing and stare out of the window. Sometimes it’s the view as we pull out of Waverley station with the castle looming over us...

vancouverlibrary

change: looking ahead

Change has always aroused a sort of anxiety in me, the type that makes me want to flee in retreat to my comfort zone. It’s something that often feels terrifying and unpredictable, unyielding in its capacity to force relinquishing of control and pull you along its turbulent path. Change is coming for me in the next couple months. After summer,...

forgiveness

You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. -M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans *** A reminder for myself and other torn souls....

blue skies and bingsoo

Stanley Park was one of the attractions I knew I had to go to at least once while in Vancouver but I had never realised just how big it is – it stretches over 1001 acres according to Wikipedia. After filling ourselves up with pho and bubble tea in Kerrisdale, we caught a bus to Downtown and from there we...

van skyline

oh vancouver, how you took my heart

June was host to a blissful four weeks in the lovely Vancouver. It has been a week since I returned to the UK and while pleased to see my family again, I’ve been subject to a bout of post-holiday blues.  I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to go there: to my parents who paid for my...

happy list (I)

I started writing happy lists in my journal last year, a way to record moments and happenings of light and joy.  To find gratitude and contentment, especially in days that were particularly blue and foggy. These lists have served as wonderful reminders of cherished memories. You may have noticed the silence around here lately. I’ve been trying desperately to catch up on...