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”
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.
Happiness – it’s one of those things we all hope for and want for ourselves but it’s also one of those things that is hard to describe. We know what happiness isn’t; you can feel it when you don’t want to get out of bed every morning or find yourself staring off in your room with a pang of sadness in your heart. That can be described as being unhappy. But what is happiness? Is it when none of those feelings exist? Or is that neutral? Is there more to being happy than just not being sad? Read more “Happiness to Me”
With the passing of Carrie Fisher and George Michael to round out the turbulent 2016, we can all agree that it has been a year full of sadness. The phrase “Fuck 2016” and “blame it on 2016” has whispered past my own lips as well as the corridors of my school. I used chalk my personal bad luck and sadness to the way the cards have been dealt for me this year. However, with 2017 looming overhead, I have been looking back on all the ups and downs of the last year. In retrospective, I find myself being extremely hard on 2016 Rebecca. Taking an outsider’s perspective, certainly my life could seem amazing. I have friends, a great education, strong work ethic, caring family. Yet, I can only focus on the negatives. Why is that? Read more “Compassionate Self Awareness”
Have you ever heard of the Bloggers/Writers/Life-Mastering-Duo The Minimalists? I stumbled across their blog years ago before I had started writing pieces for a personal blog and way before Creative and Chaos formed, and it was one of those sites and checked back into every once in a while. Just this morning I came across their documentary Minimalism on Netflix and realized that it was the same fellas from the blog I had stumbled across years ago and I must say, I’m hooked. Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus have sparked a little extra something in me and I think I may have gotten the guidance I need to move forward in a purposeful life. One that isn’t so focused on a need to work for money, money to afford these things I don’t really need. Read more “Living Purposefully”
Relatively recently I’ve gotten more and more involved in Instagram OOTD posts and (almost) daily fashion or beauty photo posts. Similar to my posts for Creative and Chaos, I love to share my passion for fashion and art through these photos and thought I’d give you a bit of insight in how I take these photos! Little tips on everything from lighting, outfit coordination, taking photos yourself opposed to having others help you out and composition – if you want to know what goes on behind the scenes of my Instagram photos; read on! Read more “Behind the Instagram Photo”
Are you the type that adores the holiday season but are just getting a bit tired of the redundant renditions of “walking around the Christmas tree; and ‘last Christmas”? I know I’m beginning to get my fix and December hasn’t even hit yet!! In honour of the other amazing holiday tunes out there, I’m gonna give you a taste of some other festive, winter season tunes that may be of interest to you this holiday season! Read more “Blogmas – 4.5 Alternative Christmas Jingles When You’re Tired of the Traditional Tunes”
If you’re like me, you don’t go a day without listening to music in some capacity. Whether it’s the top 40’s chart toppers on the drive to work or your pump up playlist at the gym – music is an integral part of many people’s lives! Luckily for us music enthusiasts, many apps and websites exist for us to stumble across new tunes and compose the perfect playlist. Here are some of the more notable ones; Read more “Popular Music Apps and Why They Rock”