DISCLAIMER: This is not about any one person in particular, and I am not trying to offend anyone. This is just something that I feel needs to be addressed with our increased use of technology/social media. I do understand being busy - I am a busy person myself. I understand there sometimes aren't enough hours … Continue reading Take a Minute & Say Hello.
The new year brings with it new hopes, new dreams, and new excitements but it also brings with it new heartbreak, new sorrows and new pain. It is not an excuse or a reason to run away from the past. The "old" doesn't just disappear with the new. The new year, at least for … Continue reading 2018.
5 weeks ago, all 24 public colleges within Ontario went on strike. This was my second post-secondary strike and I was less than impressed. In fact, I was enraged and felt a lot of negative emotions around it. I was by no means able to see anything good. Now, looking back, I realize I have … Continue reading Find the Silver-Lining.
I hate hunting in general but this is just sick... Since 1978, elephants have been on the endangered species list. However, there is a provision in the law that allows sport hunting trophies to be imported if the government determines that hunting will help safeguard the population. I’m sorry, I don’t understand? How will sport … Continue reading Leave the Elephants Alone.
Dear OPSEU & The College Employer Council, To those of you who are currently playing with my future - please stop. This is not a game to me, and it shouldn’t be to you either. This strike was not my choice but it was yours. OPSEU, you voted for this action, and both of you … Continue reading Dear OPSEU & College Employer Council.
I would say I’m pissed but that’s an understatement. I knew about the potential for a strike back in September but after the first few rumours, not much was said. In the past week, it has be restated and today I got the official e-mail: 2 years ago I was in this exact same boat … Continue reading Strike 2.0
Perhaps I've been living under a rock. Perhaps I'm used to Nipissing where there are at least 9 parking lots on campus to accommodate the university and college (where none of the lots were ever full). Perhaps though, there is something wrong with the system. You are probably asking yourself "What is Rachael talking about?" … Continue reading To Park or Not to Park? That is the Question.
This was a post I shared back in April on my previous blog but I felt the need to share it again because it is a message I will never stop trying to spread: Today during my prep period, I was working in the staff room. There were 3 older staff members having a conversation … Continue reading The R-Word – It’s Never Okay.
The path to my career hasn't been an easy one, nor has it been traditional. The biggest struggle came from knowing what I didn't want but needing to find what I did. I am still on the path to my career but I'm taking it one stepping stone at a time and embracing what life throws … Continue reading My Path.
With the age of social media, I find that it's so easy to forget to actually check in with our loved ones - we get so caught up in finding out what they're doing through short videos or posts, and stories on Snapchat or Instagram or Facebook. We think, "I saw ____ was doing ___ … Continue reading Thinking of You.