My tactic when I was first here was just to not think about my family — and it was totally working until about a week ago, when I first Skyped with my mom and 14-year-old sister. I immediately started crying and couldn’t say exactly why.
Meeting like-minded people through yoga, a cappella, choir, university courses and Girl Guides has convinced me that there will be like-minded people anywhere I go — I just have to have the guts to seek them out.
I’ve lived in Vancouver my entire life. I always knew that I wanted to go to UBC and I have no regrets about the choices I’ve made. The lifestyle in Vancouver — yoga, kale, fancy coffee, Lululemon — is one I feel I fit into.