I’m Alex, and I’ve been described as a bit of a dichotomy. I hope to pursue social work, yet I’m the very definition of an introvert.
The idea for the name of this blog came after I spent the whole summer of 2015 scrawling down every thought, emotion, and event in a journal that had “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” on the front cover, a take on Tolkien’s quote. I’m not a Tolkien fan, but I’ve always loved that, because it fits me so perfectly.
Young women of my generation are starting to get married around my age and having babies. Me? I like to live a somewhat unpredictably and travel as much as I can when I can afford it. Born in Vancouver and raised, but trying to find my niche elsewhere after growing tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city.
After an unfortunate stint at an unnamed college studying social service work, I left to pursue better education and that dream education will resume in the autumn of 2016 at a new and better school. I’m an adult student and have attended post-secondary before, but never to specialize in mental health, which was always my dream. I’m not too old yet, and besides, it’s never too late to get up and go.
In my spare time, I volunteer with causes that matter very much to me, and I try to make my time on this earth mean something, even if it’s just that I’m here. I study Buddhism and it brings me great peace, and I feel that’s part of my