Posts tagged " transition "

What fall can teach us…reflections & insights

September 20th, 2019 Posted by Life 3 comments

This year, two themes have stood out for me as we head into the fall: 1) fall is the best season for a new perspective and 2) it’s a time to intentionally slow down. Symbolically, fall has long been celebrated as a time to reflect on: balance (between night and day), impending darkness, change and transformation (and how foliage reminds us of the beauty, alongside the death, of transitions)…

Seeds, seedlings & Finnish silence

September 11th, 2017 Posted by My Story, News | Announcements | Updates 4 comments

It’s been quiet over here… a little too quiet sometimes. Silence can mean different things to different people: in Finland, silence is almost sacred. In Canada, we tend to say that silence is golden, but we run from its intimacy when it does grace us. Online, it can mean anything, but mostly it’s interpreted as abandon. A silence blog or website is an abandoned and neglected one. If I can choose, I’d interpret the silence on these pages as…

Why’d you do it?

September 26th, 2016 Posted by Life, My Story No Comment yet

When I was 5 years old, my parents and I moved from Bucharest, Romania to Montreal, Canada. After the initial excitement of my first time on a plane, I struggled to understand why my parents had made this life-altering decision to move as I tried to adapt to a place without my grandparents, in a language I didn’t speak (French) with no friends and other family nearby.

One day, I asked my parents:

The real reason I moved to Finland

January 19th, 2015 Posted by Language, Life, My Story 4 comments

5 years ago, I got on a plane a moved to Finland. I no longer wanted to live in Canada.

Annual Review 2014: Flinchingly Honest & Unfiltered

January 13th, 2015 Posted by Life, My Story 3 comments

2014 was the year of new beginnings. In some ways, 2014 was a hard year, and in other ways, it was a much easier year than those which came before it.

Reflections Between Destinations

January 6th, 2015 Posted by Life, My Story No Comment yet

I noticed yesterday, while flying from Helsinki to Bucharest via Istanbul, that whenever I am on a plane, I feel deeply humbled. On board, everyone is equal.

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