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Soooooooo About that Trip to Chicago

I love to travel so when Jackie decided to go on an impromptu trip to Chicago for the weekend, I made it happen. I got Friday off of work, we rented a car and off we went. Some people thought we were nuts for driving when we were only going for the weekend but the whole road trip added to the experience. Yes, we got lost. Yes, we saw some creepy places. And you know what? It's just a whole heap of things we can now add to our travel memories.

DAY 1The drive was supposed to be 8 or 9 hours but it ended up being 12! Yes, 12! I had borrowed an older GPS from my parents and while it worked great in Canada, we ran into some issues across the border. Unfortunately our GPS wasn't picking up all the route changes due to road closures and construction. Without our data on our cell phones, we struggled to figure it out but finally made it into Chicago right at their rush hour.

We had a few more hiccups with trying to find our spot, a beautiful studio we booked through AirBnB but once we…

All the Reasons Being Single can be Amazing, Even on Valentine's Day

While NBA All Star weekend has taken Toronto by storm, I know many of us, especially all my international followers and friends, are still aware that it's Valentine's Day. I've never been one to wallow if I was single on February 14th. To be honest, it has no impact on me. Yet, I know there are some people out there who feel a sense of loneliness and sorrow because of what the day represents.

In previous years I've written words of encouragement since I recognize that those emotions are real and valid because as humans we aren't designed to live in solitude. If you feel sorrowful, it's OK, but this year I wanted to shed some light on the beauty of being single (without taking away from the beauty of relationships that are based on respectful love). So let's take a look at all the reasons being alone is amazing.


Being single gives you the chance to spend time with yourself. It forces you to get to know who you are and enjoy yourself, literally.Being single a…