My Story

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Hello and welcome to chiaragoesglobal! I’m so glad you’ve dropped by my site to check it out. I am happy to share a bit more about myself and how chiaragoesglobal has evolved over the years.

My name is Chiara Mason, and I am a higher education professional, UBC graduate, traveler, writer, and a creator. I have a passion for travelling, learning, growing, and writing. I hope to use chiaragoesglobal as a place to bring these various passions together, and I hope you enjoy this journey with me!

I was raised in the Okanagan, a sunny region just above the USA border in British Columbia, Canada. I have always loved writing, and over the past few years, I uncovered my passion for travel and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. The convergence of these passions pushed me to create my own blog.

I started chiaragoesglobal in 2016 when I was attending the University of Manchester in the UK on a one-semester exchange, as part of my undergraduate degree at UBC. I began to document my experiences, writing about being on exchange and adjusting to living in a new place, solo travel, and my feelings about life overall. I started using this blog as a means of self-discovery through writing and reflection. This process has led me to learn a lot about myself and the world around me.

Since then, I have continued to develop my writing skills while also travelling to new places. An important thing for me is to always continue challenging myself, learning, and growing. Change is an important part of life, and I am trying to embrace it with all that I have. Using writing as an outlet to express these changes has been infinitely rewarding for me, and I would encourage you to give it a try.

The blog has changed over time, as have I. My writing expanded to become not only a focus on travel, but a focus on growth and learning overall, whichever capacity that may take – though travel is often at the centre of this growth, in one way or another. This learning and growth includes my own personal journey as a student at UBC and my career after graduating, as well as my health and wellness journey. My writing is now divided into multiple categories, covering my experiences abroad, throughout Canada, and at home, while also providing space for reflection, critique, and discussions of health and wellness. You can visit my Blog section of the website for more information about each category, all of which provide a broad cross-section of my life experiences.

As my writing has evolved, I have continued to expand the website as well. In 2019, I expanded chiaragoesglobal from a blog to a full-fledged website. The site now has a lot more information about my academic and work background, including samples of my work in this area, and presents a fuller picture of myself and my journey thus far. The more experience I have, the more I feel that all of them are interconnected. My academics, work experience, health journey, and traveling have all influenced one another and play a role in what I write and how I see the world, and where my journey will bring me next. I think it is important to include all of these aspects on the site, and I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about me!

I hope that chiaragoesglobal is a place for you to learn, reflect, and grow with me. This life is a journey and I’m still figuring most of it out along the way. I am excited and grateful to share this journey with you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

xoxo,

Chiara

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