Allison Burney

"To live will be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan

If James Barker Can Do It, Why Can’t I?

James Barker

Break out of small-town life, that is. Dream bigger. Achieve extraordinary things. Reach people on the world stage. Make an impact by bringing people together. These are all things that James Barker is already well on the road to doing – and he still hasn’t hit 25 years old. His beginnings, though, don’t look much […]

What I’ve Learned About Making Tough Decisions

south korea sign

We barely slept that night. Waking up at some ridiculous hour, maybe 2 or 3 a.m., I stumbled into my clothes still half asleep and began rounding up the last few items to stuff into my suitcase. Dad greeted me in the kitchen, surprisingly chipper for being awake at such an odd time. “All ready […]

Why Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat

Curious Cat

*I originally wrote this article back in 2015, but the message has never left me. I still believe in the unlimited potential and value of curiosity* Last night, I was riding the subway and listening to music, something that’s become a daily routine of mine while living in Busan. Travelling to and from my many […]

What Your 20s Should Be For

In a scene from Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw once advised her young assistant to go have fun and enjoy herself, insisting that’s what the 20s are for. I’d have to agree – and not just because I’m currently a 20-something. But I think she missed an important piece in that message. While those […]

Finding My Why

KW Book

Over the past few months, I helped put a book together for Keller Williams Realty in Toronto. All of the top-producing agents in 2015 were interviewed about their success as a way to celebrate their achievements, and also to inspire others. I took on the job of listening to and transcribing each interview, and later […]