A celebratory parade (part 1) //

I still can’t believe it but the Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions! I tear up everytime I spend more than a second thinking about it. Winning the Finals was more than I could ever ask for – to attend the parade with my sisters on top of that was especially special.

Here are a few of my favourite pictures I took from the 2019 Toronto Raptors Championship Parade:

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Farewell Winter 2019 //

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

 

Winter is one of those seasons that really feels like they could go on forever, especially here in Canada. I’ve lived here all my life but still, every year, I am amazed at how cold and white everything can get.

This winter was challenging in some ways but rewarding in others. I finished my second semester of graduate school (!!!) and my part-time job which was such a good feeling, but I let the stress of it all get to me. I’m pretty hard on myself because of my perfectionist tendencies, but one of the things I’ve come to learn over time is that true growth takes time. I’m on a lifelong mission to have inner peace and if I look at where I am now compared to where I was last year, I’m definitely making some progress towards that goal. But I have a long way to go.

Winter 2019 showed me that when faced with what feels like impossible tasks, I can – for the most part – keep my cool and look at the bigger picture. Like the quote above says, no winter (or challenge) lasts forever and no spring (or reward) skips its turn.

Goodbye Winter 2019, and thank you for all that you brought my way.