About Me



My name is Alex. I am a bright-eyed, bushy tailed 20-something from Toronto, who is just trying to navigate her way through the adult world. If I am being incredibly honest, I’m feeling a little lost at the moment. On paper it seems like my life is all figured out but the truth is far less glamorous.

I have an undergraduate BA in English Lit. and Sociology. I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Management. I got a job right out of school, in my field. I’m working as a development coordinator read fundraiser for a well established arts organization in the city. I also have a fantastic guy/partner/bestfriend/sidekick/person, he’s pretty neat.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently and I’m starting to realize that sometimes the big obvious things that we spend so much time working towards aren’t actually the things that matter. Since the age of 10 I was taught that if I got an education, a job and a relationship then my life would be a success. And here I am at the ripe old age of 23 with all of those things, but I still want so much more because there is so much more to life than those big 3 things. I want to travel, I want to make stuff, I want to go on adventures with my friends, I want to improve myself, I want to develop new skills, I want to continue to grow and learn and figure out who I am. Because life actually isn’t really about the big 3 at all, it’s about the small things.

And so is this blog.

***For more Small Things follow me on Instagram: @afolkes4

Nominated February 2015
Nominated May 2015


31 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Alex.You are certainly bright-eyed and bushy tailed, with lots of years ahead of you to do all the things you’d like to do. I hope you do. Sometimes, other things in life step in to hold you up – or sometimes, to help you along. But if you keep your target in mind, I’m sure you’ll accomplish most of them. Remember to be happy along the way. 🙂


    • Thanks for taking the time to read through my blog Millie. Your confidence in me is so kind. I am still figuring out where my life is headed up I am most definitely happy and I’m enjoying documenting my stories here. 🙂

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      • It takes time to figure out where you’re going and what you really want in life. You’re doing OK by ‘feeling the water’ at the moment. If you enjoy writing, doing your blog is a very good start. There are plenty of people happy to comment and offer suggestions or advice, if you want it. Have fun with it, anyway. 🙂


  2. Hi Alex. Just to let you kknow that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I find your posts interesting and inspirational in various wys – your battle with health issues and adjusting to adult life and resposibilities just two of them. If you decide to accept, the rules are on my post. 🙂

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    • Hi Rohan! Nice to meet you too! There are a few of us Torontonians on here but not a ton. I am thrilled to hear that you are studying creative advertising! Your stories are hilarious and well… very creative! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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    • No problem! I have felt very drawn to New Orleans recently (despite never having been there) and so I thought following your blog would be a good way to satisfy my need to see the city, for the time being. I have plans to visit in 2016.


  3. hi , Alex .

    my name is Hailey and I am new to the blogging world … I haven’t even put my blog up yet , actually ! my blog will be about writing , mainly ; I am a young writer . I found your blog through Angela Eve on My College Odyssey and I really like all that this blog is about ! the recipes , and the travelers guides , and especially your lovely experience running a 5K marathon ! that seems exhausting ! 😛 I just wanted to say that I am young , and I look up to people that are a few years older than me . (you’re a little less that a decade older ! 🙂 ) even though I don’t “know” you , I just wanted to say that you are now a role model of mine . I want to do some of the things that you do , and I find comfort in your postings . thank you very much ! I cannot wait to come back !

    your truly , Hailey

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    • Hi Hailey, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I have found that sharing my stories and experiences on the blog is great writing practice. I also feel a sense of calm and relaxation when I get my thoughts out of my head and onto paper (or so to speak). It means a lot to hear that I am a role model! That is a very kind thing to say! I wish you good luck with your own blog! Once it is up and running let me know so that I can follow it!


      • I’m really pleased you have accepted, Alex, and waiting a few weeks is not a problem. I was nominated for this one over two weeks ago, but hadn’t got time to do it until now. It was too soon after the Liebster post to do before now, too. 🙂

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  4. It seems like we have a lot in common from your about me. I am also 23, English degree, working a full time job, in a relationship…but I am trying to figure out the small things too on my own blog. Looking forward to reading more!

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    • The more I write and the more blogs I read, I’m realizing how many people are piecing life together bit by bit. It is rather comforting. Even still, we have a lot in common! wow! In addition to all that stuff, we also have the same name! Wild. Anyway, thank you so much for reading! I’ll be sure to check out your bog as well.

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