Serious question

What is the difference between a crack addict in their 20s presenting with an MI and a skater kid who gets his high off extreme sports and dangerous jumps? What is the difference between a chronic marijuana user who develops schizophrenia and a morbidly obese fellow who develops type 2 diabetes? What is the difference … Continue reading


Tonight on my drive in from Calgary to Canmore, something caught my eye and I had to pull over. I realized I will probably never get a chance to see the rural Alberta sky this clearly and this easily, at least not for a while. What looked like generous sprinkle after generous sprinkle of stars … Continue reading

To the man I used to know

We saw each other on accident and it just about broke me apart. That night I came home and couldn’t stop smiling, couldn’t sleep out of how happy I was. The next day all I could think about was when I’d see you again. Today I’m devastated knowing I probably won’t. You haven’t done anything … Continue reading

What have I done

Apparently I have started vlogging. Oh my god this is actually so embarrassing. But whatever. It might inspire a young girl or two. And most of all it makes me feel like I’m doing something with my life, which I usually spend talking about all the things I have to do and just watching cat … Continue reading

What it comes down to

I didn’t work hard enough to get into medical school in order to realise how much I would have had to struggle if this all hadn’t worked out. I’ve written on this before, and it’s something that continues to haunt me. People work their whole lives to get into medicine, they go and make a … Continue reading

To the girl he loves next

He may promise you forever too, and though I don’t know how truthful he’ll be, believe it anyway. Coming from a girl who has lived with the aftermath of “forever” for three and a half years, that’s saying something. He means it in the moment, and, if he does things right with you, he’ll be … Continue reading

To me, a year from now

Yes, sometimes you still cry over it, even in the middle of the day. Today you got home from a day of managing the wards by yourself and feeling like a rockstar, and then you read a poem about heartbreak and ended up curled up on your bed soaking your pillow. Then you pulled yourself together … Continue reading


I used to have a tag on my blog called “annual winter break drama.” Everything bad that ever happened in my personal life always seemed to happen in the magical Christmas season, when there are beautiful lights and delicately falling snow and nobody wants to be alone. It started becoming a such a regular motif … Continue reading