Inspiration | Self-Improvement

How Country Music Made Me More Open-Minded

So, country music. Honest, bare, relaxing, and uncomplicated, are how I would describe country music. But that definitely wasn’t how I would have described it two months ago (and seriously, 15-year-old metal-head Chloe is staring me down right now) Learning extensively and deeply about country music taught me that we are only unfavorable about something, […]

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Inspiration

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Emilie Wapnick is a career coach who celebrates the idea of a “multipotentialite“. In essence, it is a title for a person who has many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and “many interlocking potentials.” I recently sat down for a coffee with an old friend of mine, and we talked about the idea of […]

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Read This If You Keep Changing Your Mind

In 2012, I wanted to be a journalist. Me being me – ambitious and sort of tunnel-visioned, began naively searching for ways to get there. To be honest, I wasn’t really confident about the job description of a journalist, but all I knew was I wanted to write for a living – non-fiction material, for […]

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Success

What is Your Definition of Success?

One of the defining factors of my blog’s focus towards self-improvement and motivation was Alain de Botton’s TED talk on “A kinder, gentler philosophy of success.” In it, he makes a comment about how in today’s world, the biggest type of snobbery we encounter is job snobbery. He says we encounter it most with the […]

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Inspiration

Where is Home?

I have a tattoo on my thigh – a peony with a knife through the center, and underneath, the text “Let the statues crumble” from Sarah Kay’s ‘The Type’. She writes about how what it is to be a woman in relation to others is important, but what is more important is the ability for […]

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Your Big Quarter-Life Crisis

As our third year at university came to a close, one of my best friends and I had been talking a lot about our supposed “quarter-life crisis”. What’s a “quarter-life crisis” you ask? Sort of like a mid-life crisis where you question your identity and your place in life, but I guess with different values […]

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Self-Improvement

Creating a Remarkable You

There are certain days where I’d rather be anyone else other than me. It’s the age-old topic about social media and the destructive nature of presenting a commonly superficial appearance of yourself to other people. I’m not one of those people who has accounts on a lot of social media, but when I do have […]

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