food, lifestyle, printables

lifestyle || grocery tips + shopping list PRINTABLE

As I spoke about in my latest video, "top tips for moving in and living alone", grocery shopping and cooking is one of the big challenges that you will encounter if you're moving out of your parents' house for the first time. In preparation for the new school year and many people taking this big… Continue reading lifestyle || grocery tips + shopping list PRINTABLE

lifestyle, organization, videos

video || TOP TIPS for moving in & living alone at university

Moving out of your parents' house and into your very first rental home is one of the biggest and scariest stages of growing up. If you're a student in university, you're probably getting ready to do this soon! Today I broke down some of my experiences living alone for the first time this summer, and… Continue reading video || TOP TIPS for moving in & living alone at university

academia, fitness, lifestyle, videos

day in the life at Queen’s University | VLOG!

TODAY was AWESOME! Follow me around campus to see what a busy, productive Tuesday of a first year commerce student at Queen's University looks like. My first vlog ever was so much fun to film! What I did today (Tuesday, February 5, 2019: workout at the gym laundry class thrift shopping + cafe downtown (in… Continue reading day in the life at Queen’s University | VLOG!

lifestyle, things i learned, videos

writing || hello 19: 8 things i learned in 2018

I'm turning 19 in just a few days, and one of the perks of being born so close to New Years' is that, to me, my birthday becomes an even bigger milestone than the turn of the year. Although this time around I won't be doing my usual resolutions, I wanted to still take some… Continue reading writing || hello 19: 8 things i learned in 2018

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

writing || dear ioana, here’s how your 2019 is going to go: a letter to myself from june

dear ioana, this is ioana. I'm sitting in the library and I just got a radical idea. Radical, dude. It's related to the post I made a couple days ago. But for you, who's old and wrinkled and none the wiser, it's a post I wrote six months ago. Haha, sucker! Each year, as December… Continue reading writing || dear ioana, here’s how your 2019 is going to go: a letter to myself from june

academia, videos

lifestyle || know this before your exams: 9 mindset tips

Here's a quick reference sheet I've compiled of 9 quick pre-exam motivation, mindset and stress-relief tips! SLEEP. It changes EVERYTHING.Redefine your self-worth metric. This does not define your worth.Know your why. Learning is so lovely, and there is SO much to learn! This is just testing you on that.Appreciate the process. You like to think that… Continue reading lifestyle || know this before your exams: 9 mindset tips

lifestyle, things i learned

writing || how to avoid stress and burnout in university

I still have a ways to go before I find my studying groove in university. Not only is there an impossible workload and so many aspects of life to balance, but my definition of "caught up" doesn't lend itself well to the work I've been seeing in the past month. I really value the education… Continue reading writing || how to avoid stress and burnout in university