10 Important Lessons I Learned from making Social Media my Full-time Job

Sunday, April 8, 2018

I always joke with my friends that I'm putting my bachelor's degree to good use. While they are studying at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country, interning at the U.N in Europe (FOR REAL) or climbing up the corporate ladder at firms that make Suits look like a Saturday Night Live skit - I'm sitting in my bedroom figuring out which affordable bikinis to post in my latest video on my YouTube channel.

WHAT HAVE I DONE?! I used to ask myself. Don't get me wrong - I love watching a good bikini haul myself, but I never really expected it to be a part of my daily job description. Hearing my friends talk about MCAT scores, unsatisfied bosses and grad school - it was hard for me to find common ground. I don't have a boss (which I must admit, I do love), am not in school and don't have to go to an office every day. Sounds really cool right? Well to be honest - it really is. But it's hard work too. This may sound like a cliche influencer thing to say - but I never expected YouTube to be my full-time gig. What started out as a fun hobby now pays my bills and feeds my macaroni and cheese addiction. Score! Last year opened a ton of doors for me, but with those also came a lot of lessons.

A Quick Trip Down the Shoppers Drug Mart Aisle | New & So You Event

Friday, March 16, 2018

Confession: the deeper I get into my twenties, the more picky I’ve become with the products I use every day. It has become a priority of mine to make the right choices for my hair, skin and body. I remember as a teen, running to my closest Shoppers Drug Mart, picking whatever was on sale…and miraculously, it would always work for me. Now at the ripe age of 24… not so much. My skin has become way more sensitive, and my hair – thanks to my amazing colourist – has become much lighter. This all calls for different products – but with so many to choose from, I always find myself perplexed in the aisle.

A Transformative Year ... Anxiety Update 1 Year Later

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Disclaimer: This blog post will be talking about my experience with panic and anxiety. This topic may be sensitive for some. Please take my advice/experience with a grain of salt and always consult your doctor first.

So... 2017 really kicked my ass in January. But I'm proud to say that by December 2017, I really turned it around.

The first week of January last year, I experienced my first, soul-crushing panic attack that was the catalyst to my debilitating anxiety disorder. I have been an anxiety sufferer my entire life, but it had finally reached it's peak. I'll spare you the details, but if you want the backstory, you can check it out here.

Finally, one year later - I'm not anxiety-free much like every other human, but I am so. much. freaking. better.

4 DAYS IN NYC | Where we shopped, ate & stayed

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dylan and I just returned to Toronto less than 24 hours ago, and we are already missing it. It was our second time travelling to NYC together and this time around, we decided to skip a lot of the touristy stuff and really just focus on the hustle-and-bustle of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was certainly a different trip than last time, but more our speed.

Just our luck, our trip landed right in the middle of bombogenisis, aka the CRAZY snow storm that just hit the east coast. Our flights went smoothly, even though I was stuck on the tarmac for two and a half hours. Anywhoo - the point of mentioning this was to say that I must've caught something on the tiny airplane because I'm feeling super under-the-weather.