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Today’s Thoughts on Camping

At the start of this weekend past, I was questioning why I went to camp anymore.  I saw my parents every day, so that wasn't why... I could see my family whenever, and it didn't have to be on weekends, too.  It's not even a family cottage that my grandparents built with their own hands… Continue reading Today’s Thoughts on Camping

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A Collection of 15 Bite-Sized Lessons

To follow up on my last blog post where I shared two tidbits of what I learnt from university, I've made a collection of shorter things to keep in mind when going through the motions of post-secondary learning.  These are some things I heard about or learnt throughout the process that not every student will… Continue reading A Collection of 15 Bite-Sized Lessons

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Two Tidbits from the Last 4 Years

My journey toward a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical biology is finally over.  Tuesday, I graduated and celebrated with my friends and family after four years of sweat and tears (no blood, thankfully!).  I walked across the stage and accepted the proof of my hard work and dedication.  My family was there to celebrate, and I… Continue reading Two Tidbits from the Last 4 Years

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The Kiv Garden 2017

Last years garden was small and lack-luster.  All I got were tomatoes from a plant that was purchased with flowers on it already (thanks Costco!).  The cucumber and pepper plants, and strawberries I bought were always close to producing fruit but whenever I left for camp for the weekend, they would dry up and die,… Continue reading The Kiv Garden 2017

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Future Achievements of 2017

I have a friend who made the most beautiful comment on 2016 and the new year.  I won't copy it word-for-word because it was a very personal comment loaded with personal things that were not written for me to repeat to the world.  To paraphrase, 2016 was an interesting year filled with new experiences.  Her… Continue reading Future Achievements of 2017

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Last Year in Shiny, New Achievements; 6

     I always seem to write these posts around midnight.  I was about to start a drawing when I decided instead to start writing, instead.  And I always seem to write the framework, only to finish it a week later: I am now recovering from wisdom teeth removal (second day and I feel fine, no… Continue reading Last Year in Shiny, New Achievements; 6

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Last Week in Shiny, New Achievements; 5

I'm having a surreal day trying to grasp the fact that I just had my last lecture of my third year university... !!!!!!!!  I feel like laughing maniacally but that would freak my dog out.  Or probably just annoy her - hehe. So yes, I have 5 final exams to go, my last one on… Continue reading Last Week in Shiny, New Achievements; 5

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Future Achievements for 2016

Before I get to the heart of this post, I wanted to say that I am officially changing the domain name of The Creative Kiv from: someawesomeartist.wordpress.com to thecreativekiv.wordpress.com. I probably should have done this when I actually changed the name itself, but it should be okay now.  I'll be changing all my social media… Continue reading Future Achievements for 2016

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Christmas has Changed

Sometimes I think to myself that Christmas is changing for the worse in my family.  It all started 5 years ago with the passing of my grandfather in November.  It was sudden, it was shocking, and it is my most fragile memory. All Christmas' (more specifically Christmas Eve's) up to 2010 were spent in my grandparent's… Continue reading Christmas has Changed

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Conquering Finals: how to start studying

     I'll make this one a shorter post, since if you're reading this, you're probably in browsing the internet instead of actually studying. 😉  (Don't worry, I should be studying right now, too!) Basically: Pick up your notes and just start reading.      You might be thinking: "Ellie, just start reading?  That's impossible.… Continue reading Conquering Finals: how to start studying

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Last Term* in Shiny, New Things; 4

Disclaimer: not always shiny, not always new. These past ...three months! have brought about a bunch of change. Firstly, even with my three month vacation into the world of third-year university, there are more of you following this blog!  It's a strange feeling knowing that 31 people have decided your blog is worth the follow, but I am… Continue reading Last Term* in Shiny, New Things; 4

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Last Week in Shiny, New Things; 3

Not necessarily new, not necessarily shiny. Last weekend, I spent my time at camp reading.  And reading.  And reading some more.  I eventually finished the second day of the Patrick Rothfuss Kingkiller Chronicle, and now I am eternally sad.  My brother said the third book won't be coming out in 2015, so I have a… Continue reading Last Week in Shiny, New Things; 3

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Love Who You Are; Page 6

The tomorrow's I'm currently headed into involve third and fourth year university, graduation, and either acceptance at medical school or applying to an art school.  Whichever "3-year plan" ends up working out, or whichever path I end up taking, be it something I've planned or not, I can already say I am excited for it.… Continue reading Love Who You Are; Page 6

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Love Who You Are; Page 5

This page I feel is more of an accepting your mistakes, rather than full-heartedly loving them.  It is possible to love the outcome of a certain mistake or misadventure, but for those… well, those other ones that we’d rather not talk about, at least we can accept them. “They’ve happened, they are in the past, and… Continue reading Love Who You Are; Page 5