Let’s face it: one of the biggest problems that can impede us from following our goals (such as wandering around the globe) is a lack of funds. As a university student ready to enter grad school this coming September, the fear of not being able to travel for the next little while has me riddled with worry. I can’t imagine not being able to visit at least one new place a year, be it internationally or within my own beautiful country. However, with the right amount of planning and self-control, you’ll still be able to take those trips on a tight budget.
Archives for March 2017
I was initially hired onto Student Unity Project (“SUP”) team — a registered charity devoted to changing school environments and off-setting the damage that can be caused by exclusion and hostility when you walk the halls of your school alone — before the organization became a registered charity. After my summer student contract ended the first summer I was with them, I decided to stay on as a volunteer not only because of how important the charity was to me, but also the people who run it. SUP hires and trains high school students to mentor, support and be a friend, to other high school students who are being bullied. As someone who had been bullied in elementary school (you can read about that on the SUP blog by clicking here), I understand the importance of preventing this from happening, or at least alleviating the burden of being bullied wherever possible. I’ve finally found my permanent volunteer position of choice and I could not be any happier than I am with SUP.
Trying to come up with a solid everyday makeup routine was actually a lot more difficult than I first anticipated. I began this journey of makeup discovery several probably back in second year (2013), when I decided to move beyond just basic foundation and a touch of mascara. Since then, my makeup selection has increased drastically — so much so, that this past summer I had to buy a big trunk to keep it all in. Two shelves in this are filled with just my lipsticks alone.
My last travel post featured on Elite Daily! Click the photo above to redirect to the page and let me know what you think in the comments.
A post of mine that was featured on Elite Daily. Click the photo above to redirect to the page and let me know what you think in the comments!
This Thursday, I had the absolute best time at the Pierce the Veil concert at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto’s east end. The band’s Collide With The Sky (2012) album is by far one of my favourite records of all time; it’s one of those albums that emerge in your life during the exact time that you need its music the most. As a side story, I actually came across them on Tumblr (which I used to use far diligently in my more angst-ridden teenage years), in the form of a photo that read, “And I will soon forget the colour of your eyes, and you’ll forget mine.” These were words that spoke volumes to me and resonated with a then eighteen-year-old Emily who was extremely inexperienced in life and felt like any unrequited crush was a tragic tale of love and loss. Read More