bullet journal, organization, videos

organization || starting my 5th bullet journal: new set up & changes!

SO excited to start a brand new journal for university! Changing things up massively to match where I'm at with my mental health goals. 🙂 Be sure to grab your own Mistral Spirit monthly printables down below and comment to share how you're using them! I've used them to plan my tasks, write memories, track… Continue reading organization || starting my 5th bullet journal: new set up & changes!

ideas & perspectives

writing || in conversation with: Jarrod Goldsmith’s advice on Networking and Entrepreneurship

Last week, I attended a youth entrepreneurship conference in Ottawa organized by the Government of Canada. I had a phenomenal time, learned a lot, and got to meet some amazing young and veteran entrepreneurs. Among the mentors we were able to learn from was Jarrod Goldsmith, an entrepreneur specializing in networking events, and saxophone musician… Continue reading writing || in conversation with: Jarrod Goldsmith’s advice on Networking and Entrepreneurship

fitness, lifestyle, videos

lifestyle || my real morning routine: brekkie, tackle, workout

I've talked about why a good morning routine is important before, so today I'm finally taking you through what mine typically looks like! It's simple and divided into big chunks because I don't like overly-planned mornings - they get boring quickly for me. I also stress listening to what your body wants as much as… Continue reading lifestyle || my real morning routine: brekkie, tackle, workout

academic, Literary Commentary

writing || IB HL English WIT || Blood and Water in Blood Wedding: An Exploration of the Symbols in Spanish Culture as represented through the Lullaby

In Blood Wedding, Federico Garcia Lorca constructs an environment that is heavily weighed down by cultural expectations. As both a playwright and an accomplished theatre director, Lorca’s command of dialogue, musical drama, and stage direction is used with purpose to create this tense, eerie atmosphere. In particular, the play’s recurring intra-textual Lullaby piece gives audiences an insight into its cultural setting by mirroring the language and symbolism its characters later employ in describing their feelings of suffocation and tension. It depicts an ancient struggle – one that is still relevant enough to be passed on through the generations. And in it, we see the juxtaposition of carnal flesh and blood with inanimate trees and rivers, both symbols that serve as metaphors for the forces at odds in the play.