Hello! My name is Laurence.
I love to travel, and cultural diversity is the jam to my toast. I believe we can learn indefinitely by pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones, and one way of doing so is by challenging our own beliefs with those of others. I've learned that meeting new people in other parts of the world is one great way to uncover the depth of our own ignorance. Learning languages does that too.
The primary reason I'm writing my photo blog is to better remember my adventures. I found I was living neat experiences without taking the time to appreciate them for what they were, and wanted a way to preserve the here-and-now. When I'm traveling, the blog is a fun place for people to learn about my whereabouts. Even when there is a lull in my normally jam-packed schedule, I find it nice to continue writing.
I was born in Quebec (Canada), lived my childhood/adolescence in the White Forests of the Northern Vermont (USA), and completed my Bachelor's Degree by spending a year in Quito Ecuador and a semester in France. At the end of 2018, I aupaired in France until December, visited Portugal, in 2019 was a ski instructor in Vermont, and then headed back to Ecuador to teach english for a few months. In September I started my Master's at McGill in Political Science with a concentration in International Development Studies. I lived in Kenya for the summer of 2019 and I'm headed back to Montreal to finish my MA.
This venue allows me to express myself in a place that is more intimate than social media sites. I don't expect anyone to read my posts other than my mom and grandma, so I feel much more at ease sharing the details of what I think is important on a certain day at a certain time. Maybe reading through this blog ten years from now will be fun, considering I'll be able to read what was going on in my young, naive head. For now though, I'll just continue organizing my photos into favorites.
Passions include traveling, reading all I can about human rights and environmental activism, and keeping myself busy through photography, woodworking, and daydreaming about where I'm off to next. I love anything nature-related, especially hiking, and would not be able to survive without some regular runs in my schedule to blow some steam. My family is my biggest support system.