Earlier today I took what will likely be my last bathroom selfie in Goodes Hall. (Hopefully in equal part because I'll grow out of it and because I'm about to graduate from undergrad. 😋) Isn’t it an amazing feeling to be fascinated by an area of study? The utter excitement that comes along with it!… Continue reading what it means to be your own friend (feat. my last bathroom selfie in Goodes Hall)
…like the fact that I'm graduating in 6 weeks! Idea Café is an email newsletter from Mistral Spirit sent straight to your inbox (mostly) every second Sunday. If you love it, consider checking out the Mistral Spirit YouTube channel for more organization strategies, joining the book club, and sharing this newsletter with a friend. ♥ Currently: my brain is… Continue reading ☕ 3: Tenant fixtures and other things I think about on a Friday night
We’ve got a new digital note-taking gadget in the house! It’s a second-hand Supernote my boyfriend got to streamline his many stacks of engineering notes. There are plenty of great online articles to learn more from, but in essence it’s a device that uses e-ink (similar to Kindles, Kobos and other e-readers) and a digital… Continue reading first thoughts on the Supernote A5 X digital note taking e-ink device
I woke up this Monday morning and headed to my computer to write my very last online, open-book, 24-hour exam of the semester - more of a time slog than anything truly difficult. After which, this would be my week to decompress, get back into a routine, and enjoy some holiday prep. But I logged… Continue reading ideas || woke up to a cancelled online exam… am I getting older and more irritable or is the world just going crazier?
OneNote is a fantastic application for digital studying, textbook reading and note-taking. If you're not currently using it, maybe you relate to some of these scenarios: You're printing materials over and over to have physical copies just so you can annotate them.You might be struggling to read long articles in a restrictive PDF reader because… Continue reading organization || digital study tip | doing readings directly in OneNote
Feeling behind? Stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Too much going on at once? See that long list of "ongoing projects"? Yeah. This was a heck of a week back in November 2020. I went back in to decorate it and was thinking about how I managed to get all that stuff done in one week. I… Continue reading lifestyle || hard truths on organization and productivity
How to highlight SMART! This system is simple, adaptable, and super-flexible for school studying and work notes organization. I use it across the board for ALL the notes I take - whether I'm learning, at university, or in a meeting. All you really need are 3 colours to replicate a system that will efficiently help… Continue reading organization || highlight for revision at school & work | my colour-coding review system
I'm a Queen's University Commerce (business) student in 3rd year, specializing in marketing, with my full tuition covered by 2 major scholarships and 5 GPA merit-based awards. Here is how I structured my application essays for Queen's, the 5 steps to get started & write winning scholarship essays yourself, and my advice to anyone going… Continue reading ideas || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process
A complete round-up of my stationery essentials for bullet journaling, watercolour travel sketching, and note-taking! Sharing EVERYTHING I know about pencil cases, black pens, colour pens, illustration pens, brush pens, watercolours, washi tapes and more! Of course, this wouldn't be a stationery video without lots of pen swatches of every single pen & colour, and… Continue reading creativity || my stationery essentials
It's now easier than ever to create your own podcast for free and - as a result - to find great ones to listen to! In this video, I'm sharing 8 tips to get the most out of every single podcast you hear! P.S. These strategies totally apply to any kind of informational content you… Continue reading ideas || how to learn MORE from every podcast you listen to
First published on the Pearson Canada Blog on October 22, 2020. In collaboration with Pearson Canada, I created a video with 9 study strategies to help students get through midterms, and a blog post sharing 3 different approaches to exam revision! I also talk a bit about having a healthier, growth-focused mindset when studying. Enjoy!… Continue reading organization || 9 study strategies & 3 approaches to exam revision for maths, humanities and science
Join me as I show you EVERYTHING I did in my bullet journal this week! I decided the best way to teach you HOW to bullet journal was to take you along and SHOW you how I do it every day. A bullet journal can be any blank notebook that you customize with a flexible… Continue reading organization || a week in my bullet journal | plan with me for beginners!
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)
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
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 organization || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success