In 2014, I went to more ballets, plays, musicals, independent films, poetry readings, and performances than I ever had in previous years.

In 2014, I applied for my first SSHRC grant.

In 2014, I figured out which graduate schools to go to, and applied.

In 2014, I learned how to break thr ough the worst of my fresh and long-held childhood traumas in therapy, and identified the root of my eating disorder, my impulse control problems and my separation anxiety.

In 2014, I learned the importance of friendship and doing things outside of university settings with your friends in order to help you and your friendships grow .

Most of all, in 2014, I learned that nothing’s impossible for me to do if I work hard and set my mind to it.