This isnt a “Oh Ive been there before, here’s what you should do” kind of blog post. Nor is this a “how to end impostor syndrome for good” article. Because I am here. Still. I feel the Impostor Syndrome and it comes crawling back every once in a while. And today, I decided that the way to tackle it is to create, to write, to turn the mess into a message.
The past few months have really been a learning experience! I wanted to be better with my “people skills” I guess and I really made an effort to go out there. Because it’s always true, “if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” And so I started my search for my tribe— the ones I can grow with and share the journey with. And since I allowed myself to be around more people, I learned that this is really and has always been the reason that I do what I do— being part of a community and having genuine relationships.
I turned twenty 3 weeks ago.. TWENTY! Cue the weird feeling of not having “teen” on my age anymore. Ive seen a lot of posts about being in your 20s. I know this one’s going to be a wild ride, and Iii REALLY wanna do this thing right. Haha! But does anyone ever know how to? And is there actually a right way?
It is so different when you’re actually surrounded by this kind of energy, people, conversations, stories as compared to when youre just watching on youtube or hearing someone tell their story on a podcast interview. I crave their energy. I promised myself I’m going to make more effort to surround myself with winners, to surround myself with people who are not just in the bleachers of life, but those who are in the game.
I am just genuinely proud of these girls. They started just a year ago and have created this wonderful community of like minded, passionate and driven women from Edmonton. My biggest takeaway from that day was from the guest speaker Justine, founder of Lipstick Empire.
“I have made it my mission to surround myself with people committed to their own success and to the success of others.”
I interviewed my favorite GirlBoss! Rachelle talks about creating products that symbolize your brand message, why it’s important to be the face of her brand, her goals for Quinsco, the power of learning to say ‘No, living in Toronto and much more..
We have days that we dream, and days that we are enabled to live those dreams. And this day was surely a dream come true. Wait, a vision come true! Now that Ive calmed down about the fact that Ive attended Tony’s event live, I can finally write about it!
Visiting cafes are my favorite part of my travels because I feel that somehow, I get to be a part of that place. Although Toronto had screamed “DREAMS ACHIEVEMENT SUCCEED GOALS” the first time I stepped foot, it was powerfully pleasing to get to know the city through the busy coffee shops.
While going through the books on the shelf, I imagined having one of mine up there. I wondered what would be its title.. I was pretty sure the cover is going to be beige, and the font will be serif. It’ll have my messy doodles, or maybe actual scanned copies of the receipts on my journals. When I describe it, it feels more real. It feels closer. It’s so nice to dream, and it would be nicer to have it actualised.
Ana blogs about style, beauty and life in general and makes everyone (aka me) swoon whenever she posts about Gabe and their matchy style. I couldnt go through editing their photos without having major baby fever like I did when we met up for coffee at Cafe Mosaics down at Whyte Ave.
This is my last Sunday as a teenager. WHAT. | The Sunday Edit is a little collection of tips, tools, and prompts to get us started for the coming week. And LOTS of life updates and me talking about nerdy things that excite me.
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