Author Archives: Laura Moore

2016: Goodbye, Good Riddance, and Thank You

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how 2016 was the worst year ever. You see it in headlines, think pieces, social media arguments, and my personal favourite, 2016 reimagined as a horror film in one particularly brilliant faux … Continue reading

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How I Survived the Four Day Dopey Challenge

As published on Inspirelle on April 7th, 2016. © Laura Moore Two years ago, I heard about the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It’s a running challenge that spans four days, four races, and 48.6 miles, where you run a 5K on … Continue reading

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10 Moments that Remind Me I’m Back in Canada

It’s a weird thing to experience culture shock when returning to your native country, but after a year in France, it’s taken me by surprise how accustomed I had gotten to the French way of doing things. This past week … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Year in Paris

Last September, I packed my bags and moved to Paris. I did this because I was following one of my last options for a career that I’ve wanted since I was a child, and even though I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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15 Thoughts While Running A Marathon

A couple of hours ago, I finished my first ever marathon, and while I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I loved the experience, it certainly was an experience, and when running your first marathon, what better one … Continue reading

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It’s Another 10 Lessons Learned From Living In Paris

When you live in Paris, you never stop learning, and therefore I knew it would only be a matter of time before I had another Top 10 list ready to go. So without further ado, here are my latest lessons learned from … Continue reading

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It’s a Fine Line Between Excellence and Crazy

Yesterday I ran the Paris Half Marathon, and while I huffed and puffed and dragged myself through 21.1 kilometres of beautiful city roads, I occupied myself with primarily two thoughts. The first was the realization that running a race through the … Continue reading

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To Kiss Or Not To Kiss: A Lesson in French Greetings

Living in another country for an extended period of time gives you the chance to really get to know and understand a culture and how its people think. Since my arrival in France, I feel like I could write a … Continue reading

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Yet Another Top 10 Lessons Learned from Living in Paris

It is hard to believe, but I have now lived in Paris for five months, and while I would like to think that I have this whole Parisian thing down by now, the truth is, I’m still learning everyday. Therefore, … Continue reading

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I Want To Go Back To Kindergarten

No, this isn’t some arrested development yearning for a lost childhood, nor is this one of those nostalgia trips where people idolize the past through rose tinted glasses. To be clear, I don’t want to be five years old again. … Continue reading

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