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.
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