The thought “what the hell am I doing here” has definitely crossed my mind a couple of times since I’ve arrived. It’s weird, packing up and moving across the world for a year’s worth of who knows what (especially for the first time). But then I think about what the hell I am doing here, and things … Continue reading Monday.

Letter 274

“What is drawing? How does one get there? It’s working one’s way through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. How can one get through that wall? — since hammering on it doesn’t help at all. In my view, one must undermine the wall and … Continue reading Letter 274

Twelve days in.

Lots of things have happened since I wrote last time. I won’t bore you with too many details though. The plant is doing well, I figured out the internet, and I have friends now! So things are good. Sleep hasn’t happened much this week, which is a sign it’s been a good time. More friends … Continue reading Twelve days in.

So far.

I have no friends yet so I bought a plant. This city is magical. I arrived yesterday morning and after getting things set up with some practical matters I met up with Ali, a friend from home who has just moved to a city an hour away from Amsterdam. We walked and talked and explored … Continue reading So far.

One week!

I leave in one week! It’s been an amazing summer here in the ol’ yyc and as excited as I am to go, I am going to miss all my people here and all the great things about this city. But then I’ll come back! So things are good. Still haven’t learned any Dutch. “Tot … Continue reading One week!