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I knew I wanted to write today’s post on how to be successful, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I would go about approaching the topic. The more that I thought about it, the more I started thinking of the different areas of my own life where I am successful, or where I have the potential to be. Really, each ‘thing’ needs its own steps (of sorts) to be acknowledged, in order for it to come to fruition. I decided to reflect on my own personal successes that I’ve triumphed over in the past few years, and give a rundown of how I came to be where I am at this given moment. I’m going to focus on three specifically, to keep this post short(ish) and sweet.
Today I’d like to talk about a project that I am very much invested in. As the social media director of registered charity Student Unity Project (SUP), I’m very excited to take part in the charity’s imitative in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial: #150Apologies. As I’ve written about in the past, my volunteer work with them is something that means a great deal to me.
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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO THE BEST DAD EVER!
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Though lacking written content, this post is a visual representation of my love for my dad.
So, it’s National Best Friend Day today and I can’t help but think of how lucky I am to have my best friend in my life. Really, the reasons I’m going to list are the reasons why anyone should feel lucky to have their best friend(s) in their lives, among so many other things; they’re the foundation that keep our sometimes shaky lives well-grounded. These are give-and-take relationships that you wouldn’t change for the world. Some years back, my best friend Marta (pictured above) sent me a Buzzfeed article about your best friend being “Your Person”, a Grey’s Anatomy reference that I didn’t get (I’ve never watched the show), but have come to love, after reading the post. Since then, I’ve always called her my “Person” — my best friend soulmate.
Soap making is by far one of my favourite DIYs, and is one that is easy to do both alone, or with a few people. My best friend and I make soap more frequently than we go through it, but it’s so addicting that it’s difficult to control ourselves. With the plethora of adorable moulds, pretty colours, glitters, and scents to choose from, the combinations are seemingly endless!
Several years ago, when I applied for my first ‘real’ job, the hiring manager was thankfully one of my dad’s close friends. After sending in my résumé and cover letter to him, he approached my dad and told him that he was going to pretend he never got my email… that’s how basic and lacking in professional standards the layout of my CV had been (which I had created about four years prior in my high school Careers class, and had simply been updating with new experience). He then sent me an example of a stellar résumé and cover letter, which turns out was written by someone who was the VP of one of our company’s vendors. I took that layout and ran with it, altering the bare minimum and adjusting both documents to reflect my own experience. Needless to say, after submitting my shiny new application, I got the job and continued to work there for two summers in a row.