I'm back in Vancouver, and my heart is calm. Being home has absolutely not been traditionally relaxing, but emotionally and spiritually my soul has found comfort. My first view of the city from the airplane sparked strong feelings, feelings of joy and belonging. I became emotional as my anxiety cleared and I knew I was … Continue reading The Comfort of Coming Home
I'm not talking about settling, or settling down because I'm absolutely not doing either of those. What I am talking about is settling in, adjusting to changes. This period of my life has been full of changes, from moving to not moving and back and forth I have been making adjustment after adjustment until landing … Continue reading The Art of Settling In
I'm a planner, I've always been a planner. I like everything in my life to be laid out and organized in just a certain way. I like knowing what's next and having a timeline for everything. Over the past month, I have not been able to have control over every any aspect of my life. … Continue reading Taking my Hands off the Wheel
As I'm currently more than half way across Canada, I wanted to sit down and share what I've learned having lived in Vancouver for three and a half years. 1. Opportunity is out there, you just have to go to get it. This is one of the first things I learned when I moved here … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned Living in Vancouver
Hi! I'm Kinijalele, you can call me Savanna or Sav though. This is going to be a little different than pretty much anything I've posted recently. It's raw, and its casual. For the past three years on this blog, and for many more years before that on my old blog I have portrayed myself as … Continue reading Who is Kinijalele?
This is a question I ask myself regularly, and people also ask me. The answer always changes, for my long-time followers, you will know that this is my second serious blog, and my first blog was about my life abroad. I found myself lacking motivation once returning to Canada, as I didn't feel like my … Continue reading Why I Blog
Being unemployed is stressful, changing careers is stressful, saying no is stressful. I lost my "dream job" a little under a month ago, and decided to take this opportunity to say goodbye to my legal career. I interviewed at a handful of places, and two law firms just in case. I felt so optimistic about many … Continue reading remembering (it’s okay) to take your time.