academia, snapshot, videos, writing

video || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process

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 video || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process

Literary Commentary, writing

writing || i know who you are because of the words you use | The Midnight Library and my own emotional voice

I just finished reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and filmed a short IGTV which I posted to Instagram yesterday. But there's one thing I briefly touched upon in those five minutes that I need to dive deeper into. There was something about his writing. https://www.instagram.com/p/CH50-sIBzym/ The book incorporates the science-fiction delight of parallel… Continue reading writing || i know who you are because of the words you use | The Midnight Library and my own emotional voice

Psychology, snapshot, videos

video || a journal entry about journal entries + how i take notes to have better conversations

The focus of this episode is on 4 tips to improve your relationships, conversations and meetings using your bullet journal, but I also steered into some personal growth territory! It's really just a long heart-to-heart chat and journal entry mixed into one (which you can now listen to as a podcast!). I chat about something… Continue reading video || a journal entry about journal entries + how i take notes to have better conversations

things i learned, writing

writing || a collection of quotes & reminders: on breaks, productivity, goal setting, simplicity, expectations, and doing

I started a new series on my Instagram page last month to share bite-sized life lessons. Here is a compilation of the thoughts I've written down so far... on breaks The key to being motivated and productive? Knowing when not to be. The past four months have been fantastic in teaching me this. Not having… Continue reading writing || a collection of quotes & reminders: on breaks, productivity, goal setting, simplicity, expectations, and doing

retellings, snapshot, things i learned

video || how i got my 2nd year EY audit internship & interview top tips

Chatting about my story and personal experience with hiring for Ernst & Young, as well as 4 of my top interview tips for internships. I'm also coming to you today from Quebec City - my boyfriend and I have moved in and gotten organized at our new place! It's been a fun week and I… Continue reading video || how i got my 2nd year EY audit internship & interview top tips

food, lifestyle, snapshot, things i learned, videos

video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

A month ago, my 6-cup aluminum moka pot temporarily went out of commission after losing an oxidation battle with the dishwasher. What followed was a week of cold-turkey ending my habitual caffeine intake, and a period of severe headaches, fatigue and unhappiness. I was experiencing Caffeine Withdrawal! This got me thinking about the effects of… Continue reading video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

snapshot, things i learned, videos

video || always know your audience: one sales tip to improve your message

In the first of my "Snapshot" series, I'm sharing the story of my sales & sponsorship experience in my last summer internship! This is a lesson that I've applied to interviews, answering questions and everyday conversations. It's all about asking better questions to allow you to give better answers and have more interesting conversations! Toward… Continue reading video || always know your audience: one sales tip to improve your message

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

lifestyle, organization, photography, retellings, writing

writing || #MyJournalStory | From blogging at 9 years old to going live on TV and YouTube: my 7-year bujo evolution

First published on the Washi Tape Shop on May 6, 2020. A couple weeks ago, @thewashitapeshop reached out asking if I'd like to write a guest blog post to share my story. I decided to put it into a visual journey about how I got into blogging at 9 years old, took up bullet journaling, and started… Continue reading writing || #MyJournalStory | From blogging at 9 years old to going live on TV and YouTube: my 7-year bujo evolution

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

Happy first Monday of May! Let's chat about mindful priorities today. In my view, there are 3 states of productivity: the first is a positive Flow State - you're getting things done AND enjoying the work. The second is when you're getting things done (maybe it's mostly admin tasks/busywork) but you're not in the mood… Continue reading writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too