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)

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

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

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

academia, bullet journal, fitness, food, lifestyle, organization, videos

video || 62 bullet journal spread ideas in 3 minutes | practical & organized

In the 6 years of staying organized using a bullet journal, I’ve tried and created 62 completely unique and functional spreads. This video will be a quick, categorized flip through all of them, to inspire you with your own planners and lists! And since we're all about productivity, we'll do it in under 3 minutes!… Continue reading video || 62 bullet journal spread ideas in 3 minutes | practical & organized

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

academia, fitness, food, lifestyle, videos

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

academia, bullet journal, fitness, food, lifestyle, organization

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

academia, lifestyle, things i learned

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