On Turning Thirty

On Turning Thirty

Today marks my thirtieth lap around the sun (it's still the 17th in Canada...) Thirty is a daunting, anxiety-inducing age for many people. We spend so much time writing down goals and resolutions, trying to figure out how we can become better versions of ourselves — smarter, thinner, prettier, the list goes on... But what about [...]

A Few Thoughts On Blogging & Consumerism

A Few Thoughts On Blogging & Consumerism

There's no denying the excessive nature of the blogging and YouTube industry. Whether constantly trying out new products, so you can share your favourites with your followers or buying/being gifted clothing for outfit photos, there's something a bit troublesome about it all. And don't get me started on hauls... (do people still do those?) The [...]

Authenticity, Oversharing and the New Age of Instagram

Authenticity, Oversharing and the New Age of Instagram

Instagram's evolved considerably since I first downloaded the app back in 2010. At first, I only used it to edit (add filters) to my photos before sharing them on Facebook. Eventually, I began using it to share the occasional holiday snap or sunset before it became my main platform in 2013 whilst living in Toronto. [...]

The Importance of Showing Up

The Importance of Showing Up

One thing I’ve noticed about Christchurch, that never ceases to amaze me, is that everyone turns up. It could be symptomatic of losing a slew of businesses and community events following the earthquakes, but nevertheless, it's impressive! In Toronto, I had friends from different areas of my life and everyone was always busy. When planning an event, one would anticipate that many of the [...]

Note To Self

Note To Self

While I was at home over the holidays, I spent one evening thumbing through old family albums. As my sisters and I often do, we each selected a few of our favourite photos from our respective baby books. I recently read an article that discussed the twenty-something woman's tendency to berate herself on a daily [...]