academia, writing

writing || notes on the tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

Okay, I'm going to make a confession. I finished this book weeks ago. And writing a blog post summary of my thoughts and notes has been a majorly recurring to-do list item. It went somewhat like this in my to-do list: write blog postblog post (urgent)okay, seriously write blog postwrite the damn blog post already!… Continue reading writing || notes on the tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

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video || productive at-home vlog | my daily routine, workout + a dramatic pasta dinner

Guys. I had SO much fun editing this video. You've gotta watch it to understand what I mean. Complete with music-timed workout sequence and a dramatic and very Italian pasta-making dinner, I have to say my entire YouTube career has led up to this moment. Every day is totally ordinary but also very unique -… Continue reading video || productive at-home vlog | my daily routine, workout + a dramatic pasta dinner

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lifestyle || my morning routine when social distancing

On Friday, March 13, my university announced that classes would be suspended for one week, to start again remotely afterwards. I had already begun to pack my bag, so that day I loaded everything into the car and drove home. I don't visit home very often - maybe once every month or every couple months.… Continue reading lifestyle || my morning routine when social distancing

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lifestyle || podcast recommendations for your home isolation

This has been a strange week. The COVID-19 pandemic has been escalating around the world for a while now, but this was the first week where it seemed to penetrate our university's walls. By Thursday and Friday, everyone was talking about what would happen before St. Patties went down on Saturday (St. Patrick's day is… Continue reading lifestyle || podcast recommendations for your home isolation

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video || february BUJO plan with me | how long does bullet journaling take?

My university bullet journal set-up is generally just a monthly calendar spread where I write all my school deadlines to stay motivated and organized! In this video, I'm showing you the process to set this up and I also timed exactly how long it took me from start to finish so you could see for… Continue reading video || february BUJO plan with me | how long does bullet journaling take?

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lifestyle || mental health strategies for students

Reality is what you are living, not what you are planning for. Highs and lows are a part of being human, and one of the best ways to make use of all those states is to write about how they feel. When I'm sad, I describe how and why. When I'm happy, I journal about… Continue reading lifestyle || mental health strategies for students

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video || bullet journal for exams: 4 productive studying spreads

Studying for midterms, tests, and final exams is so much easier and low-stress if you're organized! In this video, I explain the FOUR spreads I use to plan my studying schedule, stay motivated, and STICK TO IT at university. Let me know in the comments what spreads you use when studying! The spreads in this… Continue reading video || bullet journal for exams: 4 productive studying spreads

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lifestyle || time management for busy students | 5 strategies

I talk about 5 strategies in this video: Develop a good mentalityChunk your prioritiesCalendar blockingOrder your priorities (and plan for spontaneity)Make it happen Watch the video to learn how to apply these in your life, and hear about how I apply it as a student in university! As always, if you have anything to add,… Continue reading lifestyle || time management for busy students | 5 strategies

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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!

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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