things i learned, writing

writing || a collection of quotes & reminders: on breaks, productivity, goal setting, simplicity, expectations, and doing

I started a new series on my Instagram page last month to share bite-sized life lessons. Here is a compilation of the thoughts I've written down so far... on breaks The key to being motivated and productive? Knowing when not to be. The past four months have been fantastic in teaching me this. Not having… Continue reading writing || a collection of quotes & reminders: on breaks, productivity, goal setting, simplicity, expectations, and doing

academia, books, lifestyle

lifestyle || how to read non-fiction (faster)

Let me be honest for a second. I find it hard to read non-fiction. Even though I love learning new things, non-fiction loses my attention quickly! It can be challenging to get out of your comfort zone and read about something completely new. Here are some strategies I'm currently using to get the most out… Continue reading lifestyle || how to read non-fiction (faster)

lifestyle, videos

video || 5 steps to a productive home office | my NEW study space TOUR! (short-term AirBnB)

Come check out my new AirBnB study space! This semester, I'm living in 3 different locations with my boyfriend as we tackle remote school and work. SO I thought it was a great opportunity to show you what to look for in a productive and focused home office! I shared 5 steps, put in the… Continue reading video || 5 steps to a productive home office | my NEW study space TOUR! (short-term AirBnB)

academia, bullet journal, lifestyle, organization

organization || 5 study tools you should be using for success

First published on the Pearson Canada Blog on September 16, 2020. In collaboration with Pearson Canada, I put together a visual guide to the top 5 tools I'm currently using to stay on top of everything. Check out the other fantastic student features on their blog, too! As a student blogger and content creator, I’ve… Continue reading organization || 5 study tools you should be using for success

academia, videos

video || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success

I LOVE a good organization and productivity system. GOOD systems are what have helped me get a 4.2 GPA (we use a 4.3 scale), land career projects (intern, teaching assistant, freelance marketing consultant), and have time for personal relationships (family, friends, colleagues) and personal goals (I workout nearly every day). Note-taking in school and university… Continue reading video || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success

retellings, snapshot, things i learned

video || how i got my 2nd year EY audit internship & interview top tips

Chatting about my story and personal experience with hiring for Ernst & Young, as well as 4 of my top interview tips for internships. I'm also coming to you today from Quebec City - my boyfriend and I have moved in and gotten organized at our new place! It's been a fun week and I… Continue reading video || how i got my 2nd year EY audit internship & interview top tips

academia, bullet journal, organization, videos

video || how i stay organized as a 4.2 GPA student | my bullet journal, Google Calendar & prioritization system

This is my time management and organization system for an example first week at Queen's University! I'm showing you EXACTLY how I use my bullet journal and Google calendar to juggle all of my priorities. my studies (4.2 GPA)career projects (internships, TA, consulting)personal relationships (family, friends, colleagues)self care (gym). My tools are simple, but I… Continue reading video || how i stay organized as a 4.2 GPA student | my bullet journal, Google Calendar & prioritization system

food, lifestyle, snapshot, things i learned, videos

video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

A month ago, my 6-cup aluminum moka pot temporarily went out of commission after losing an oxidation battle with the dishwasher. What followed was a week of cold-turkey ending my habitual caffeine intake, and a period of severe headaches, fatigue and unhappiness. I was experiencing Caffeine Withdrawal! This got me thinking about the effects of… Continue reading video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

academia, lifestyle, videos

video || tips for your online school experience: campus, social life, extracurriculars & education | Queen’s University

Virtual school will be different, but there are ways to make the most of the situation. You can still replicate the campus, social life, extra-curricular, and education experience at home! This video is for all the freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students getting ready to start online courses at college or university in the fall. I… Continue reading video || tips for your online school experience: campus, social life, extracurriculars & education | Queen’s University

fitness, food, lifestyle, organization, snapshot, videos

video || the fine line between self-improvement and complacency

I'm all about constant self-reflection and self-improvement, but the number one thing to remember when setting goals - productivity, health, fitness, habits - is to appreciate that your current position IS A PART OF THE PROCESS. Don't use guilt to motivate yourself. It's not a long-term solution for change. And it's particularly dangerous when your… Continue reading video || the fine line between self-improvement and complacency