• Mar 24, 2020

    I want to help others by participating a peer-to-peer micro-lending program like Kiva. Today I decided to complete a Kiva loan! I donated $25 to a woman in Kenya (as part of a total $550 loan), to help her buy "cost-efficient hybrid see...
  • Feb 28, 2020

    I became a Notary. Awesome! I have yet to notarize anything and I haven't yet got my notarial supplies but I'm looking forward to it. Pretty cool. 
  • Feb 12, 2020

     I volunteered for a campaign this election (and hope I can continue to do so!) I went door-knocking, attended a rally and donated to the campaign. It was scary, but not as scary as I thought it would be. I also had the opportunity to ho...
  • Nov 9, 2019

    I went to my first political rally on Sat Sep 9. I saw Bernie Sanders, 2020 Presidential Candidate speak, joined by NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). We were joined by 2000 others - the photo I took was of a large US flag ...
  • Oct 17, 2019

     Although I'm an organ donor in Canada, I would like to become an organ donor in the United States once I get my US driver's license and eventually donate an organ. Edit: Now that I have my US driver's license I elected to become a regi...
  • Oct 4, 2019

     Although I had a learner's permit when living in Canada, I haven't driven in many years and never got my full unrestricted license. I'd like to earn my unrestricted license. Edit: I'd been driving for a year when I finally decided to d...
  • Jun 3, 2019

    I did it! With a new job that includes 401K matching, I've been able to reach $1,000 in retirement savings in about 6 months. I'm looking forward to continuing to grow my retirement savings, as I also pay down debt. I have a good emerge...
  • Dec 28, 2018

     I decided to use a guide that broke the reading of the Bible down into one year. After getting about 2 months behind in July, I managed to catch up near the end of September (by reading 3 days each day, instead of the 1 day's worth.) I...
  • Nov 9, 2018

    November 9 2018 I completed my 10K. I started my 10K journey July 8 2018 so it took me about 4 months to get to the 10K. My 5K speed is around 10:15/mile; because my goal was just to complete the 10K I went slower (10:55/mile). Next sto...
  • Nov 2, 2018

    I tried Southern Comfort eggnog with Southern Comfort liqueur. It was delish!
  • Jul 24, 2018

    As of January 17, I am 5 courses away. As of Feb 8 I am 4 courses away. As of Mar 31 I am 3 courses away. As of Apr 2 I am 2 courses away. As of Jul 24, 2018 my final course for my degree has been completed. Woohoo! I've still gotta ...
  • Apr 21, 2018

    It took 10 months of waiting, thousands of dollars and stacks of paperwork - but I finally got a K1 Visa to enter the US and marry my spouse.
  • Mar 15, 2018

    Early this year I was named a Quora Top Writer. I'd been writing on Quora for about 3 years and had always had it in mind that I wanted to reach that goal. Didn't expect it to happen when it did though!
  • Jan 20, 2018

     On December 17, 2017 I completed 1000 hours volunteering for the Ontario Online Text and Chat Program (ONTX) Program. Although I've got 1600 telephone hours, my ONTX hours were strictly volunteer, for my own soul.
  • Oct 12, 2017

    It turns out one of my fiancee's favourite movies is Amelie, a French movie. As a French-learner I was super excited to watch it with her!
  • Jan 16, 2017

     I did it! It took a long time but I finally succeeded.
  • Dec 31, 2015

    I used to have a set of lockpicks, and I could pick cheap Master Locks and things like that pretty easily. I never worked my way up to a 5-pin house lock though. I decided to mark it as complete since I had a conversation recently that h...
  • Dec 23, 2015

    I've learned to cook several full meals including fish, beef, steak and chicken.
  • Sep 19, 2015

    It took me 34 days from the day that I started to jog a 5K. My time was 35m25 seconds. Edit: Although my first 5K was in September 19, 2015 I've updated the picture since I finally ran a Virtual Race with documentation.
  • Sep 4, 2014

     September 4, 2014 I was in the newspaper "Durham This Week", promoting the Distress Centre Durham Suicide Awareness Walk. I needed a haircut (the photographer showed up unannounced), but luckily the bookshef behind me was as black as my...
  • Apr 28, 2014

     I learned how to do a half-windsor knot :)
  • Nov 30, 2012

    I took a Distress Centre helpline call where I spoke to a woman who was soon to be evicted. She was feeling very suicidal and the end result was an ambulance to the hospital. I've been with this helpline for a year and it was so gratifyi...