If you’re a university student that switches to full time work every summer, this may not be the traditional ‘summer for you’ but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a good time! For me, the summer brings evenings to do as I please as there’s no homework and warm weather that results in much time spent outside doing my favourite things! Read more “Summer Has Started – May Five Favs”
Hey readers! If you’ve been following along thus far you know I’ve been pursuing my undergrad in Community Development and Policy Studies (Political Science) with a minor in Communications. You also probably know that I burn the candle at both ends working often over 35 hours a week plus school to pay the bills and establish my brand so that I can create content for the rest of my life. That being said; I’ve recently had to grapple with some tough decisions and I thought that just maybe, if you were in a similar position and needed a push in the right direction, my story could help.
Hey Creative and Chaos readers! I haven’t posted a lot of photography in a while so I thought I’d share some shots from a shoot earlier this week! I always find that dark portraits allow for discourse on reflecting on your own experiences so these pieces really made me think about my own state. Read more “I know I’m sad when I’m alone, but that loneliness is a comfort because it’s familiar”
I was lucky enough to represent the University of Ontario Institute of Technology last month at the Converge 2017 conference presented by Universities Ontario. Before I get into the meat and potatoes of an experience I will never forget, let me sum up my adventure in a few words: inclusion, enlightenment, innovation, inspiration, and hope. (This post was originally posted on UOIT Student Speak! Read more “Emily Takes on #Converge2017 Conference in Ottawa”
To give you some context dear reader – my whole life I have held myself to these obscene standards. By no fault of my parents, friends, other family members or teachers, I’ve always had these high expectations of myself. In reality, I’m my biggest critic. I’ve always had to be near the top of my class, my marks had to be at least in the 80’s for me to be happy, I had to be working and I could not disappoint anybody..at all. Read more “I Got the Lowest Mark I’ve Ever Gotten in My Undergrad – And I’m Actually Happy”
After meeting this gentleman downtown, he had texted me for about two days. The conversation ended with him asking my birthday. I don’t know if I was just too busy or if I had decided not to engage in conversation any longer but I stopped replying and continued to move on with my life. Read more “I Think I Know You From Somewhere – A Creative Story – Part 2”
I hadn’t intended on anything to happen. To be honest I wasn’t looking for anything. I had just about given up on relationships; on this idealized version of what love was supposed to be. I had decided after my break-up in the summer that I was done with relationships. I did not like holding back a part of myself and feeling shy and embarrassed in social settings – love wasn’t supposed to feel like that. So I decided to ignore that idea, go on an exchange to Ireland, run away from the things I didn’t have the courage to say no to, and forget about the city I was living in for a little bit.
As some of you may know – I have a passion for fashion and an affinity for photography! So of course when I was reached out to by someone I had met at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week last season – I just had to partner for a photo shoot! Read more “Shooting with GTA Model Mitchell Cianni”