bullet journal, lifestyle, things i learned

writing || strategies to cope with fluctuations of self-worth

We're human. 🙂 Sometimes we waste our time. Other times, we do too much and get overwhelmed. Sometimes we sleep in (I did today lol), other times we go to bed too late. And sometimes we just plain fail. If you're very conscientious, sensitive, or a perfectionist, these small moments of failure can push down… Continue reading writing || strategies to cope with fluctuations of self-worth

academia, economics, History, writing

writing || The Transition from Amsterdam to London as Financial Centers of the World

Last semester, I took one of my most interesting elective courses yet. It was an economics course called the Emergence of the Modern Industrial Economy and was similar to an economic history course. We covered the economic factors that led to the Industrial Revolution beginning and concentrating in Britain, with roots in the Black Death… Continue reading writing || The Transition from Amsterdam to London as Financial Centers of the World

academia, lifestyle, things i learned

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

academia, economics, writing

writing || Ontario Teachers are Essential: The Economic, Social Safety, and Human Rights Consequences of Teachers’ Right to Strike

Particularly in the public sector, strikes are an integral element of the collective bargaining agreement negotiation process. With an employer as powerful and politically driven as the government, employees’ best option for leverage is delaying a resolution and using the population’s subsequent outrage to pressure for a concession. However, Canada’s educational institutions ought to be… Continue reading writing || Ontario Teachers are Essential: The Economic, Social Safety, and Human Rights Consequences of Teachers’ Right to Strike

things i learned, writing

writing || so you want to tell a story: brands and individuals you can learn from

I originally wrote this post for publishing on a conference blog at my university. I'm not that happy with how it turned out, but in the interest of writing more consistently, and learning from my mistakes, I figured I'd share it anyways. Enjoy! When Leonardo DiCaprio said, “sell me this pen” in the iconic scene… Continue reading writing || so you want to tell a story: brands and individuals you can learn from

things i learned, writing

writing || asking the right questions

On a superficial level, I like asking questions. They're easy. They're painless. They take little effort on my part. When I'm nervous speaking, they give me a break to collect and attend to what little insecurities have bubbled up over the course of a conversation. And most of all, they make people like me more.… Continue reading writing || asking the right questions

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writing || On the 9 to 5

The Queen's Solar Design Team's retrofitted autonomous home on campus. Three months ago, I started my first 9 to 5 job. I'm working as the business manager for the Queen's Solar Design Team, which is a self-managed design team operating out of the engineering department. It forms part of a "Summer Work Experience Program" that… Continue reading writing || On the 9 to 5