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 UBC graduate, a traveler, a 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 in the past few years, I have 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. 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. My writing is now divided into four overall categories: Global Travels, which covers all of my experiences abroad; Canadian Adventures, which represents my experiences at home in Canada; Critical Thoughts, which offers my critical perspective about important issues; and Personal Journal, which provides personal reflections on my experiences abroad and at home as a whole. These categories provide a broad cross-section of my life experiences over the past few years.
In 2019, I decided to expand chiaragoesglobal from a blog to more of a full-fledged website. The new 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, and traveling have all influenced one another and play a role in what I write and how I see the world. 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.