Experience Friday

My day of multitasking!

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I won’t lie I got a lot done today. How long it took me is a different story. I finally got a taste of what a career will really be like. I spent the day running around trying to accomplish a few things but life doesn’t run on the time line I need it to and sometimes you have to bend in order to get things done on everyone’s time tables. That being said I did manage to get a contest for the Greg Awards announced. You can check that out on the @slcamc instagram page!

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-M

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How Many Hours Do I Work Per Week?

Many of you know that I have now moved to working from home for my employer. That means I can’t punch in and out on a standard time clock which well can be a challenge.

I did find this awesome blog post the other day and well this is how I do it. I also do this for project management at school. It allows me to be able to track how many hours I am spending on what and helps me keep my priorities in check.

I would so recommend reading Hannah’s post and trying this out!

-M

Source: How Many Hours Do I Work Per Week?

Happy Thanksgiving!

For all of us Canadian’s this weekend marks the first awesome food festival of the fall: Thanksgiving. It is one of my absolute favourite weekends of the year. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and instead of my usual posts I am going to talk about all the amazing things I am thankful for.

Family

I have been blessed with an amazing family who redefines the definition of support. Without them I would not be as successful as I am today.

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Friends

I have the most amazing friends on the face of the planet. You guys know who you are. From listening to me complain about Skipper and those challenges to celebrating my successes and theirs to dancing ridiculously to Taylor Swift or well having one too many on St. Patty’s day. These girls are what make the stress bearable and the fun far funnier than it really needs to be.

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Skipper

Well he is the best and as much as sometimes I want to smack him, he always comes through for me when I need him. Besides he can always make me smile and what is more important in life than that?

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School

I am very lucky to have been born in Canada so I would have the opportunity to not only attend public school but also post secondary. Many girls around the world do not have the same opportunities in life that I do simply because they are girls and that is the worst reason to be excluded from learning.

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The right to vote

I am so thankful for all the women who came before me and fought for me to have the same rights as men. Especially for the right to do what is the most important civil duty we as Canadians have: voting. I will cast my educated ballot in this election and honor the memory of the powerful and outspoken women who battled to give me this right.

Being born a Canadian

As I get older and continue to look around the world at the way various countries work I grow more and more grateful to have been born a Canadian. We take it for granted but really we are truly lucky. There are no civil wars, no ethnic cleansing’s, and no invasions. We are allowed to love whomever we choose to. Practice whatever religion we would like. As women we are given the same opportunities as men to go to school, join the work force, enlist in the military, work as a first responder, run for Prime Minister or simply be a mom. We can choose to do anything we want. Many people around the world are not nearly as lucky as we Canadians are.

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So this Thanksgiving make sure to count your blessings because as Canadians we are blessed with what we have. Enjoy the time with your family and tell those you love just how important they are. Life is to short to focus on the negatives.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

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Experience Friday

Hey everyone,

This week has been long and draining. Emotions ran high and stress levels jumped through the roof as the work load begins to increase. Here is what I learned.

No matter how awful the week is carve out some ‘you’ time. Do what you need to do to stay happy, calm and healthy. For me that is yoga. The biggest thing I learned this week is that no matter how awful the world is, you will always be welcome in child’s pose for as long as you need. Big shout out to Studio 330 for being awesome!

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Yoga itself has taught me a lot about life and myself. For one, breathe. Breathe through the stretch, breathe through life and the challenges you face and remember that all stretches should be felt and there is nothing wrong with pushing deeper if that is what you need.

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School work is an amazing distraction from real life. Sometimes I am just tired of people and all the emotions surrounding me right now and my school work is the best place to hide. Word documents don’t talk back.

There will always be people you lean on and then there will be the people who have no idea what is going on in your life but their presence alone will make the day better and the challenges seem smaller. For me that is my Ambassador’s team. No matter what we face in our lives, for an hour a week all that matters are the 5 people in that board room working to better our program and there is something very magical about that time. We are a family.

Also, Tide to Go is an amazing life saving device that EVERY human needs.

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Go out and do something good for YOU today. Ill be at yoga if anyone needs me.

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-M

The 2015 Greg Awards

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending the St. Lawrence College Greg Awards. Being a student at SLC and working as hard as I and many of my classmates did it was a perfect way to wrap up the.

This blog started as a terrifying class assignment that had me shaking in my boots from day one. Expressing my opinion to the word was terrifying but once I got into it I loved the freedom.

Last night I won the David Schleich Creative Writing award for this blog.

I would just like to say thank you again to my amazing teacher Mary Deacon for forcing me to break out of my shell a little bit and explore the world around me a little bit.

Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees last night. I had some tough competition!

Also a little shout out to Steph, for needing to be right.

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