One Year Ago Today

Pictures that show up in our “One Year Ago” reminders this week are gonna hit differently. This picture was taken a year ago today. Saturday, March 7, 2020. My Mom and I had just come back from a coffee shop where we discussed bridal shower ideas, wedding decor and guest lists over lattes and tarts. …

You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be

Sometimes, a random advertisement on a bus shelter can put your mind at ease. As we approach the one year mark of quarantine life, I’ve often pondered: should we be planning the next stage of our lives? If yes, what is that stage? With WFH life, is it still worth living in a downtown condo? …

Seven Big Lessons I Learned in 2020

Well, here we are. My last blog post of this wild, horrible, beautiful year. Like many of us in 2020, I spent a lot of time reflecting, learning and observing, which has often lead me here; documenting it all in some shape or form on the blog. In a way, my blog posts of 2020 …

On The Last Month of 2020

This morning, I flipped the last page of my 2020 calendar. I vividly remember buying this desk calendar last December. It was a little errand I managed to squeeze in between the Holiday shopping, the planning and the socializing ahead. I couldn’t wait to use this 2020 calendar - to flip over each month, revealing …

I’d Like To Re-Introduce Myself

Hey friends, Happy Autumn Equinox! I hope everyone is doing well and keeping healthy. I'd like to take this time to officially welcome my new followers (hey there! 👋 ), and to thank my Day One followers and readers. It means a lot that you are part of this intimate little blog space. As you can …

Beirut 🖤

It's been a heavy week. No matter how much I tried to distract myself, my heart kept being pulled back to my wounded, aching Lebanon. The morning after the explosion in Beirut, I went for a run to clear my mind, and when I reached the lake, I looked at the blue waves and I …

Beauty Rises From Ashes: My Hopes for The Black Lives Matter Movement

It’s June, friends. 2020 is halfway done. The start of a new month generally feels refreshing and inspiring to me but lately it feels like we’re stuck in a time capsule of a dark past. Hateful words and behaviour have resurfaced more publicly, and antiquated ideas are bouncing around in what’s supposed to be a …

Helpful Tips for Working From Home

Well, things just got real. You've probably been summoned to work from home and if this is your first time working from home, or at least for a longer period of time than you're used to, then you're probably a little out of sorts, and you're definitely starting to get cabin fever. This is especially …

The Similarities Between Dating and Job Interviewing

Earlier this year, I did a bit of career soul-searching. I decided it was time for me to step up the ladder and change my professional scenery. I polished up my resume and re-entered the world of job searching, networking and interviewing. I lived in this world extensively for a couple of months, doing phone …

Life in Drawings

One of the best things about discovering an artist is when their work speaks to you, straight to your heart. When you see your thoughts, your experiences, your emotions, basically your life, reflected through the artistic imagery of a complete stranger. That's the kind of connection that makes art so unique. I felt that way …

2014: The Year I Found Myself

The start of a new year is always exciting or a sense of relief. It's a fresh new start. A blank canvas. It's 365 days and nights of stories and experiences that have yet to happen. Sometimes though, a new year can start off badly. They can be heavy, dark and sad. It may be …