It’s taken me a while to learn this, but you are the only one who can ever define you. Not your family, your job, your social status. Just you. It’s a tough lesson to learn. In this day and age where everything superficial and fake is “goals”, anything less than perfect just won’t cut it. Read more “You Define You”
If you haven’t figured it out already I identify as a feminist. I love to empower the women around me and to bond with strong, like minded women and am all about any initiative geared towards female empowerment. When I think about female empowerment, one term that always comes to mind is #GirlBoss. Read more “5 Girl Bosses That Are Killing It Right Now”
Have you ever been to a cottage in the middle of nowhere, literally? Like it takes you 12 mins to drive from the main road to the cottage? And the nearest store is a 25 mins drive away? Well that was me this past Canada day weekend at Riviera Rouge. Read more “Last Minute Checklist for Your Cottage Weekend”
It has now been almost two months since I have moved down to Toronto and I have discovered some spots worth visiting if you’re looking to update your Instagram with some fire locations this summer. Read more “5 Fire Spots for Toronto Instagram Photos”
Oh too often do we sell ourselves short when describing what we do for a living, explaining our passions and plans for the future, and even quoting for the delivery of a project. We devalue ourselves in front of others for fear of sounding overzealous or pretentious regarding who we are and what we do. Read more “Knowing Your Worth”
Well I did it; I came out the other side of undergrad. The last semester was messy to say the least between working, keeping my grades up, and trying to maintain personal relationships. But come June I will officially have my BA.
After 5 years and the completion of two majors, I thought I would do a self- reflection of five things I wish I had of known in first year. Read more “5 Things I’d Tell My 1st Year Self”
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.
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”