retellings, things i learned, writing

writing || life during COVID-19

Today is the start of week 5 in this new reality. I keep catching myself saying "this all happened so fast", only to immediately disagree with myself. It didn't happen fast, it just happened in exponential increments, and depending on what camp of people you're in you would have been alarmed at different stages. Here's… Continue reading writing || life during COVID-19

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

bullet journal, organization, videos

video || march plan with me + february flip-through

My bullet journal monthly set up is often quite similar - I've been using a deadlines calendar since I started university. So, to keep things EXTRA interesting, I decided to walk through my February spreads and chat about what I've learned this month studying Commerce at Queen's University! 😉 I placed the time-lapse recap of… Continue reading video || march plan with me + february flip-through

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

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?

bullet journal, organization, videos

video || bullet journal flip through: 2019

NOTE: I will update this page as I publish each of the three parts to the flip through! My bullet journal style has changed so much over time, and every once in a while I love looking back to read my old journal entries, see my old layouts, and my old priorities. In this video,… Continue reading video || bullet journal flip through: 2019

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

fitness, lifestyle, videos

lifestyle || day in the life at UNIVERSITY: workout, cafes, classes at Queen’s Commerce

Friday, November 22 was a fun day, so let me show you around campus on a pretty typical day in my life! Here's what the day looked like: 8:30 human resources (and coffee)10:00 international business 11:30 coffee with a friend/business meeting 1:00 finance 3:00 quick appointment (and another coffee)3:30 working downtown at a cafe 6:30… Continue reading lifestyle || day in the life at UNIVERSITY: workout, cafes, classes at Queen’s Commerce

time management
academia, lifestyle, organization, videos

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

bullet journal, organization

organization || how i use Google Calendar | calendar blocking for focus & efficiency

Writing to-do lists is only half the battle to staying organized. The other half is managing your time well, and there's no better tool for blocking out time chunks in your day-to-day life than Google Calendar! Today I'm bringing you a much-requested video as I explain 5 key components of my Google Calendar scheduling system,… Continue reading organization || how i use Google Calendar | calendar blocking for focus & efficiency

food, lifestyle, printables

lifestyle || grocery tips + shopping list PRINTABLE

As I spoke about in my latest video, "top tips for moving in and living alone", grocery shopping and cooking is one of the big challenges that you will encounter if you're moving out of your parents' house for the first time. In preparation for the new school year and many people taking this big… Continue reading lifestyle || grocery tips + shopping list PRINTABLE