Hard Work

What people need to remember, as they often forget, is that hard work is inevitably going to be hard. The concept or idea of hard work often sounds profiting, or even rewarding, but a lot of the time it isn’t. Hard work does not always mean rewards right away or ever. Hard work is just part of the job and part of life. Which sounds discouraging I know, but you need to keep in mind that its the powering through of hard work, and the satisfaction we get down the life is what makes it all worthwhile. After pushing through endlessly and … Continue reading Hard Work

A Perfect Fall Day

Yesterday was my definition of a perfect fall day! I woke up late, after staying up late the night before studying. And decided to lay in bed for a little while longer while I sipped my fall spiced coffee. And on top of that, I had the window open to let in the crisp fall air, and my favourite fall candle from bath and bodywork was burning, and we can’t forget the fact that I was watching Gilmore girls! No fall day is complete without an episode of Gilmore Girls… but that might just be my opinion… After that I … Continue reading A Perfect Fall Day

What You All Need to Hear

You need to know that you are completely and utterly amazing. You need to know that any dream you dream, can and will be accomplished. You need to know that you are never alone. You need to know how beautiful you are inside and out. You need to know that a mistake does not define you, but rather it pushes you in the right direction. You need to know that this world has enough place for everyone to succeed. You need to know that what you are contributing to the world matters, and is necessary for the world to keep … Continue reading What You All Need to Hear

Ambition

Today, I want to get you thinking about ambition. Do you consider yourself an ambitious person? Do you surround yourself with ambitious people? I can tell you right now that I am a very ambitious person, but I do not always surround myself with the same type of people. And this is no means a bash towards those who are not as ambitious, you do you. But for me at least, those who are not as ambitious as I am do not motivate, nor inspire me to push further or to keep going when it gets rough. Say I am … Continue reading Ambition

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! It is Thanksgiving in Canada today, which means turkey, too much food and giving thanks and being grateful. The thing I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s not necessarily a religious holiday, and anyone who wants too can celebrate it! Giving thanks is something that can transcend all these categories we put ourselves in. It does not matter where you are, or who you are, if you would like to get together with someone, whether that be family, friends, or neighbors, to give thanks and have a meal then you easily can. So today, … Continue reading Thanksgiving

My Favourite Teas

Since Fall is upon us, I thought it would be a nice idea to share with you all some of my favourite teas. During the summer, I often forget about drinking tea, but the minute September and October roll around my love for tea returns. So here are a few of my favourite teas just to get you in the fall mood! Earl Grey by Twinning’s French Vanilla Chai by Twinning’s Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange by Twinning’s Chocolate Macaroon by David’s Tea Earl Grey Crème by David’s Tea Cardamom French Toast by David’s Tea I do recommend that you give … Continue reading My Favourite Teas

Being Single

*Disclaimer: There is absolutely nothing wrong with being single, you live your life the exact way you want to live it and feel exactly what you want to feel* Out of a group of friends of mine, I am the only one to have never been in a long-term or serious relationship. I know they won’t question more into it because they know that I am a rather private person. But I know they wonder, how can you be a 19-year-old and not have been in a relationship yet? Most people would jump to the conclusion that its because I … Continue reading Being Single

The Idea of a Perfect Life

I believe that no one can ever achieve a perfect life, but we have perfect moments. But this is where it becomes a personal matter, since perfection is not something that is attainable, and it differs from person to person. But whatever you might think is perfect, I can tell you that the idea of a perfect life is false. No matter how many celebrities you claim to have a perfect life, even Beyoncé doesn’t live a perfect life. Life was never meant to be perfect, it was always meant to challenge you, change you, make you think, push the … Continue reading The Idea of a Perfect Life

How to Balance It All

I am by no means an expert when it comes to balancing things and people in life because honestly, I rarely have days where I can successfully balance it all. So, you might be questioning, why is this random person (aka me) going to give me advice on how to balance life, if she can’t balance her own life? And to that, I say, true, very true, but I have learned a thing or two about balancing life. You see the way to balance life, is not to balance life. Completely contradictory, and extremely confusing, I know! But hear me … Continue reading How to Balance It All

Why I Love Fall

People think that all Fall is about is Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, Uggs, and cute Instagram pictures. Why I do still love those things, fall has so much more meaning behind it. It used to be a time when you prepared your food and supplies for the upcoming winter. As time evolved, we had to do less and less of that, but my grandparents kept certain aspects of it whenever fall rolled around. My grandmother would begin conserving vegetables, and freezing everything and anything; my grandfather would make wine, and my mom and aunt would be preparing for Thanksgiving. … Continue reading Why I Love Fall

Sunday Night Routine

Sunday nights… I wish they could be as perfect as books make them seem, but unfortunately, they are filled with a sudden panic and trying to scramble everything together for the week ahead. I used to be exactly like this, and honestly some weeks I still am like this, but I have learned how to change that habit. What I love to do now is that on Sunday nights, I essentially get my life together! Today I am going to share with you all just what exactly goes into my Sunday night routine, and how it sets me off on … Continue reading Sunday Night Routine

18 Things I have Learned in 18 Years

It’s my birthday in a few days, which means I have been doing a lot of reflecting. Reflecting on my life in general, who I am as a person, the goals I want to accomplish, this blog… basically a lot of things. So I thought I would share 18 things I have learned in the past 18 years (let’s get real it took me forever to learn these lessons, so let’s say in the last 5 years…), here they are! You’ll break your own heart sometimes. Relationships take a lot of work. You have to earn what you want. Always … Continue reading 18 Things I have Learned in 18 Years

5 Things I Learnt This Summer- 2017

The end of summer is fast approaching, or maybe it has already ended for you. The end of summer usually is marked with the month of August, or back-to-school commercials, and preparations for the new chapter of your life that is awaiting you. We eat our last ice creams outside, on a gorgeous summer night with the sun setting in a way it only does in the summer. Whil trying to bottle up as much of that summer feeling as we possibly can. Like every year, I am eager and excited to start the next school year. In a matter … Continue reading 5 Things I Learnt This Summer- 2017

Distractions

If you are anything like me, then you probably do everything in your power to avoid thinking about the harder issues that fill every aspect of our lives. Sometimes we find distractions randomly, and unexpectedly;Other times we methodically think and plan a distraction. Thinking about the hard questions we need ask ourselves, or the talks we need to have with ourselves, is a lot scarier and harder to do, than distracting ourselves from it. But there will come a time when the distractions will end, or become frequent, and you won’t be as busy. And you won’t find another one … Continue reading Distractions

Music

I find that music is such a personal and specific preference, catered to everyone individually. Whenever someone asks me what my favourite type of music is, I have such a hard time answering, simply because I never actually fell into one specific type of music. If I like a song that I hear, from whichever genre, then I like it. As I said,  music is very personal, I decided to share the 5 songs currently stuck in my head, in hopes that this lets you all get to know me a bit better! Whistle (While You Work It)- Katy Tiz … Continue reading Music

It’s okay to have a bad day

You’re not always going to have a good day. You’re not always going to have a good week, month or year. A lot of the time, life will take its toll on you. The best thing you can do for yourself is to acknowledge what you are feeling. Whether you are feeling sad, lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, nervous, insecure, tired, drained. Accept and feel these emotions. If it goes on for a while, these negative emotions, then start by talking to someone close to you. Then maybe getting professional help will benefit you. One thing you always need to remember … Continue reading It’s okay to have a bad day

The misconception of summer

Often we have this misconception that summers need to be jam packed with endless nights and constant fun… which it can obviously have. Before summer starts we have this idea of what we want our summer to look like; we book our trips, and make the bucket lists and plan out our road trips. But when summer rolls, often times everything we had hoped for does not happen. Because being busy 24/7 is actually exhausting, and summer is meant to be a break from the chaos we experience the rest of the year. Essentially, what I am getting at is … Continue reading The misconception of summer

Opinions

An opinion. Probably one of the biggest causes of conflicts regardless of where you are, who you are, or your circumstances. Everyone has an opinion, and as I am sure you will all know they are shaped by the environment you grew up in and are currently living in. Now I am also sure that many of you know that the environment in which you grew up in is not the same one as your neighbors or even people in your family. And we all know that this leads us to have very different and diverse opinions that we have … Continue reading Opinions

Top 4 Commencement Speeches

Graduation season is upon us, and to most, this is a time where we are standing at the edge of a chapter in our lives, awaiting a new chapter to commence! So in honor of this moment, and if you are not attending any graduations this year and still want to be inspired and motivated, I decided to share my top 5 commencement speeches that have inspired me the most. Here they are: J.K. Rowling: Harvard University, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UibfDUPJAEU Oprah Winfrey: Harvard University, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMWFieBGR7c Steve Jobs: Stanford University, 2005 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc Robert De Niro: New York University, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE_9yXAJlxs I hope … Continue reading Top 4 Commencement Speeches

The Universe

My mom always said that what you send out into the universe, like your attitude or whether you are negative or positive, is what you will get back. For a long time, it simply went in one ear, and out the other, until it had become ingrained in my mind. Since then, I know this to be true; I know that if I send negative energy out into the universe and the world around me, then the universe will just reciprocate with the same negative energy. But if I began to send out positive energy into the universe, maybe it … Continue reading The Universe

Saving Ourselves

Every day we are faced with challenges and obstacles to overcome. Sometimes, however, we get faced with things that are larger than our everyday challenges, and facing those challenges takes a lot more strength and courage. Before, and sometimes even now, I will push away those challenges or avoid them. Which is why you need people around you to push you to do those things. Because pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones is not always easy, sure we do it a lot, but sometimes we need that extra push from an outside source besides yourself. We have this idea … Continue reading Saving Ourselves

Change

One of the underlying themes that run through every living thing is change. Change for a lot of people might just lead to the thing they always wanted or the thing they needed to get out of something horrible in their life. However, I understand why people think change is bad. There are times when our lives or whatever we have going on is so good, that we do not want to change anything. And the only explanation I could offer you as to why change even in the best times of our lives will happen is because of how … Continue reading Change

Light in the Dark

These days we find ourselves surrounded by darkness, but we need to remember that when we unite together against that darkness, we are a bright light that cannot be extinguished. I thought I would share with you today some quotes that I read to remind myself that dark times come to an end eventually, and that light and hope can shine through. “Dark times lie ahead of us, and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right”.- Dumbledore “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers … Continue reading Light in the Dark

Reset

I did not want to write that much today but I, of course, did want to get you thinking. You have reached the half point of the year, and it might not feel like it, but tomorrow it will be June. So, to mark half of the year over, let’s all take the time to look at our goals again, and just in general look at our life and see if certain aspects need to be improved or changed, or maybe you are on the right track. Whichever page you’re on, take a few minutes to refocus your energy, time, … Continue reading Reset

The End– Spring Your Life Series

We have officially reached the end of the Spring Your Life series! Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I hope at least something I wrote about has helped you. We will always have this voice of doubt sitting in the back of our minds, and pushing that voice away will be something that is going to test your strength. But the only thing that has gotten me through that is the fact that I see people my age, accomplishing so many amazing things, and we have the same tools and opportunities at our disposal, so why can’t … Continue reading The End– Spring Your Life Series

Prioritising Your Energy

If you have one thing to give back to the world, it is your time and energy. The problem that many face is that they often lack the energy to do things, or to be around people. If you are experiencing this lack of energy and not enough time, maybe it is time you re-evaluate where your energy is going, and who it is going to. Too often we spend time and energy on people who not appreciate us, or who do not reciprocate the same amount of energy we put into them. Which essentially leads to parts of your … Continue reading Prioritising Your Energy

Happiness– Spring Your Life

For today’s Spring Your Life series, we are going to talk about happiness! I had an entire post written about happiness, but it did not seem genuine. Lately, I’ve been feeling nostalgic, happy and excited, so I thought what better time to write about happiness! Yesterday, I ran into an old math teacher of mine. I despise math class or anything to do with math, but honestly, he is probably one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Around this time of year, towards the end of the semester, a lot of people are asking what’s next in … Continue reading Happiness– Spring Your Life

Spring Your Life– Get to Know Yourself

Who are you? What do you like? What do you dislike? Any hobbies? These are the questions that freak me out the most, why might you ask? Because I never have a straightforward, simple and true answer. Every time someone asks me these things, I quickly turn the conversation around, for the fear that they will find me boring, or give up trying to understand my jumbled words. Today we are going to cover three things, all about who you are! First, we’ll look at discovering who you truly are, then move onto accepting who you are, and lastly be … Continue reading Spring Your Life– Get to Know Yourself

Write

Just write. Write for the sake of writing. Write when you’re bored, mad, happy, angry, sad. Write when you’re on top of the world! Write when you have fallen to the ends of the world! Write. Write because its the only way you’ll feel better.   P.S. I’ll be back with the Spring Your Life series tomorrow! Don’t you worry, we still have a lot to discuss! Continue reading Write

Spring Your Life– Goals

We’ve established our values and priorities, and now it’s time for a bit of soul searching, so buckle up! Today we are going to discuss goals, and this can be life goals, or daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. I am a firm believer that when we have a deadline or a goal, then our mind starts setting up to get to that point. People believe that goals can only be created once a year, around the time of New Years. But I am here to tell you that, that is complete bullshit. You can’t time your spontaneous life around … Continue reading Spring Your Life– Goals

Spring Your Life– Priorities

Welcome to the second chapter of the Spring Your Life series, where today we discuss priorities! I will be the first person to admit that 90% of the time I have my priorities out of whack. Priorities are hard to prioritize, and they are constantly changing, even on a day to day basis. Some days you might prioritize your family over friends, or some chill time over homework. The downside to priorities is that we never know the consequences that follow, those decisions until it’s too late. But, once we understand and accept our priorities, then those consequences will be … Continue reading Spring Your Life– Priorities

Spring Your Life– Values

Welcome to a new series I am starting called: Spring Your Life Since it is finally spring, and the snow has officially disappeared and will not be returning for a few months, I decided it was time to do some spring cleaning, except not as in cleaning my house or room (I should probably do that though…), but more like spring cleaning my mind and re-evaluating my life. And I thought why not create a series on my blog, so if you feel like you need a fresh start, then you can follow along with me! The first thing we … Continue reading Spring Your Life– Values

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

Put in the hard work and effort, and you’ll go far in life. Play your cards right, and make the right connections and you’ll go far in life. Be patient and just tough it out, and eventually you’ll get where you need to go. All those statements are not necessarily false, but they are not exactly true. And the previous statement is in itself terrifying, yet a relief at the same time. Unfortunately, we live in a world where things are not that easy; where getting a job after university is extremely hard, and if you do not have enough … Continue reading “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

Wander

For a long time, I believed that if you did not have a set path in mind, then you would inevitably go nowhere in your life. To me, not having a specific career, school, program or even your classes planned out, meant that you were doing something wrong, and you were setting your life up to be a mess. It was not until my life path was under major construction that I understood how wrong I was. Awhile back I got a pen that said “Not all who wander are lost”, and I just took it as a cute pen … Continue reading Wander

My Ideal Morning

I am a firm believer in that how your morning starts off can determine your day. Which is why I decide to share a few things I would want to do in my ideal perfect morning; note, this only happens on weekends or days off, and it all depends on how chaotic my house is. Having the perfect morning does not get to happen that often, but when it does I recommend you savour it! Below are just a few things I do on my ideal morning, and I hope it brings you a bit of inspiration if you want … Continue reading My Ideal Morning

Live Your Life

One of my biggest fears has to be me living an average, ordinary life. To some, the whole go to school, 9-5 job, marriage, kids, and growing old, sounds like a dream come true. I honestly think that this will be my personal hell (keep in mind that this is my own opinion). I want to live a life filled with ambition, love, adventure, and passion. I want to see as much of the world as I can. I want at least one moment in life where it feels like I’m in a movie. I want to fall head over … Continue reading Live Your Life

The Idea of a Career

The way we see our careers in today’s society is hit or miss. What I mean by that is that if we do not get the perfect job or career right away, then there is no point to advance career wise. And I’m here to tell you that that is entirely not true. We are so lucky that the way we define careers has changed since our grandparent’s time and our parent’s time. There is no longer one job for the rest of your life. A lot of the time or parents and grandparents got that one job and stayed … Continue reading The Idea of a Career

10 Tips on How to be Productive

Being productive is one of the many things people find difficult to actually do. Whether it be because of all the distractions we have nowadays, or the fact that the length of our to-do lists can be absolutely terrifying (happens more often than wanted), being productive sometimes just does not happen. Don’t worry, I feel you, I am probably in that position every single day, and as I’m writing this post. So I came up with a few tricks that I use in order to be productive, on those days that I know if I am not I will regret … Continue reading 10 Tips on How to be Productive

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My Favourite Notebooks

Before getting into the actual notebooks, let’s discuss the qualifications the notebook needs in order for me to buy it: The notebook must have soft, gliding pages It has to be super cute When I open it, it has to be easy to write on both sides of the page It has to be reasonably priced (on sale is amazing also) I love love love notebooks, people are obsessed with and splurge on shoes, purses, cars and a bunch of other things, I, however, lose all self-control around notebooks. No matter where I am, I tend to scout out cute … Continue reading My Favourite Notebooks

Rejection

Lately, I have been rejected from things left, right and center. It just a time in my life when I’m applying for jobs, and universities and project proposals in school. Handling rejection is no walk in the park, and the worst part is when it becomes so familiar, that it actually scares you. But, if rejection has taught me anything, it is that the plan we once thought was perfect changes, as we change. Rejection might feel like you’re just having doors being shut in your face constantly, but really it’s just trying to show you a door you always … Continue reading Rejection

Overwhelmed

Have you ever had those days where you just have to deal with so many things, so many people and just so many emotions just at once? Well, these past two weeks have been like that, hence why I have not uploaded any blog posts. I wanted to just take a few minutes to give you guys some tips on how to cope with those overwhelming days, weeks, months or even years. These tips obviously do not erase everything that is going on in your life, but hopefully, they’ll give you a minute of peace. Write it down Whenever I … Continue reading Overwhelmed

How Global Support is Increasing

**Just a disclaimer, I realize that there are thousands of other horrible events that have happened around the world, but the ones mentioned are the ones that affect me the most. If you want to share any other world event that needs attention please leave it down below in the comments! We will be happy to learn and expand our knowledge, and help in any way we can! Thank you. ** On a global scale, we saw Donald Trump get inaugurated as President of the United States, and then a Women’s march, alongside many other groups that opposed Donald Trump. … Continue reading How Global Support is Increasing

Top 3 Favourite Books

A person changes and so do your book choices, what I loved to read 5 years ago is definitely not what I enjoy reading now. If anything I’ve become more accepting of different types of genres of books. My top 3 favourite books are ones that have left a mark on me, and ones I will instantly reach for again without hesitation. I hope you will give these books and authors a chance! The Paris Secret by Karen Swan Summary: A young art agent by the name of Flora is asked to handle a client in Paris. The client has … Continue reading Top 3 Favourite Books

Top 5 Motivational Quotes

They say that motivation needs to come from within. Which is true, but that little voice of motivation often gets clouded by fear, laziness, hurt, sadness, doubt and so much more. We often do not think that we can do something and if that thought stays in our head, of course, we would not get anything done. This is why we need to turn to exterior motives. Similar to an “if all else fails” plan. So here are my 5 top motivational quotes that make a difference for me. I really do encourage you to come up with, or find quotes … Continue reading Top 5 Motivational Quotes

Potential

Every person you see or encounter was once a child. They had dreams, hope, and motivation to create the life they wanted for themselves.  As we all know, not all of us will reach the potential we have. But just because it isn’t reached by a certain age, or in a  certain time in our life, it doesn’t mean that we lose that potential. The potential that you had as a child, teenager or any age really doesn’t just disappear into oblivion. What we tend to do is push it aside and pretend it’s gone. We are often told that … Continue reading Potential

Everything Happens for a Reason

We constantly have this idea that everything around us happens for a reason, or you could be on the other side of the fence and believe that we have total control over everything that happens to us. If we look at one side, the idea that ‘everything happens for a reason’ does sound comforting, but only for a short amount of time. But it’s the long-term situation that poses an issue. When we say the expression, ’everything happens for a reason’ we expect to one day find out that reason. What people tend to forget most, is that there are … Continue reading Everything Happens for a Reason