Life Update

I can’t believe it’s almost been three months since I moved to British Columbia.

So much has happened in these past three months so I thought I would do a bit of a life update for you all.

My job here is a lot more demanding than my previous job, as I’m writing up to 10 articles a day. Although it’s more demanding a bit more stressful I love it. It’s an amazing feeling finishing a really great article. I’ve had the chance to write about so many amazing things and soon I am starting a mini refugee series. I’ll be speaking to a man who came to Canada years ago and has done so well for himself.

To check out my work visit KelownaNow.

I’ve also had the opportunity to meet a few amazing females that are now in my life. Sadly this weekend I had to say goodbye to one of the first people I met in Kelowna.

#christmas party ready! @thebookofmolly

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Cassandra is an incredibly talented and intelligent woman. She can write a kickass story and she’s so much fun to be around. Even though I’ve only known her for a couple of months I feel like I have known her for so long. I love having proper life conversations with this lady and watching Gilmore Girls together.

Although it was hard saying goodbye to her I know I will see her again soon, wherever she ends up.

I also had the chance to meet Anita. Anita and I are seriously old souls together. Her and I have experienced a lot of the similar life experiences and I think that has brought us quite close. Anita is also an incredible writer and having her as my boss is really teaching me a lot.

My boss is a babe ??? @anita_ed

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Even though I have only been working here for not even three months I feel like my writing skills have improved and I can’t wait to learn so much more.

Outside of work my life has been in a slight rut. As you may or may not know I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. This means I get a lot more down in the winter and go kind of into a slump. I feel like I’ve been in that slump for the past month or so and I’ve been trying to slowly come out of it.

I’ve had a hard time writing on this blog because after writing all day, I am exhausted. It’s hard to write all day and come home and write in the evening, but I’m starting to get a proper thing going. I’m excited to get back into the blogging world and see where it takes me in 2016.

All in all my life is pretty good. I have a beautiful apartment, a beautiful cat, an amazing job, and I live in the most beautiful province there is. Every day I shake my head in disbelief that I actually live somewhere where there are snow covered mountains.


In a few days it’s Christmas and although Christmas is always a hard time for me I’m looking forward to it. I have a hard time with Christmas because I am never around my real family, but I’ve always considered my friends family. I can’t wait to pop Prosecco with Anita, eat Indian food, watch tons of Christmas films, and open our presents together.

What are your Christmas traditions/plans?

Sometimes your friend circle decreases in size, but increases in value.

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  • Reply
    Yawhann Chong
    December 21, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Molly, I’m glad to see you’re doing well at the new job and your new home. I’m halfway around the world and it’s been eye opening to see how people live here. I’ve met a few interesting people outside of family, and I even had my own battle with trying to squeeze work and discipline into my new daily activities.

    That said, I found it best to do all my personal writing in the mornings. It does mean I have to sleep a bit earlier, but life is sometimes about sacrifice if we want to get ahead!

    I hope you can conquer your SAD-ness (see what I did there?) soon. Take care, brush your hair!

    • Reply
      February 9, 2016 at 1:32 am


      I tried the writing in the morning, but I just couldn’t do it. Mornings for me are becoming about running and yoga. Reading and writing takes ahold of my evening time. I hope you’re doing well!

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