Past UVic Student Mental Health Blogger
Hi, I’m Liz! I’m a second year writing student at UVic.
I grew up in Minto, a small town in Southern Manitoba, where I got used to wide open spaces and all four seasons. In Victoria, B.C., I’m learning to forget all of that and enjoy coastal living. I love the ocean, the weather, the public transit. When I’m not studying, I like to stay up late watching Star Trek or writing my weird stories. I read novels, short stories, poems, or really anything I can get my hands on, and I drink a lot of coffee. After university, with my fingers crossed, I hope to be a writer in some capacity. Everything else I can figure out.
Mental health is an essential aspect of my own life, so I’m happy for the opportunity to advocate for it and fight against stigma by writing about it. I believe there has been an inclination toward openness in recent years, and I hope to carry on the conservation with this blog. Everyone struggles sometimes, and no one should be afraid to talk about it.
Ahh, Christmas break. Two or three wonderful weeks during which you’re are expected to recover from four months of stress and social pressures by answering the same “how’s school going” questions from estranged, blank-faced aunts and uncles over eggnog and roast...
Long-distance relationships aren’t easy. Ever since I moved to Victoria, I’ve felt the miles between us. Summer and holidays are the only times I can see him. That time is precious, but it isn’t enough. We don’t talk as much as we used to, and when we do it’s not the...