How to Create a Five Year Plan

I was sitting glumly on my bedroom floor staring into space. About 3 months ago, I moved cities, ended a 4 year long relationship, abruptly quit a huge contract, packed up all my stuff, and moved back home. It felt a litttttttle bit like taking a giant step backwards.

On paper, yes. Yes it was. But there were at least 42 other factors at play that I won’t share on the blog. Now I’m here in Calgary, was never a fan of this city..and now? The jury is still out on that. I’m inching towards making more effort, so we shall see. Calgary doesn’t always cooperate.

The point is, I no longer had a plan. Not that things ever work out according to plan, but it’s always nice to look into your future and see a few key decisions and feel certain they will happen. They are guideposts helping you decide what action to take right now. Continue reading

Eidis: DIY Eid Party Favours

This is the second last post in the the Eid Party series. And it’s all about the party favours. Honestly, this was my favourite part of the party in a way. The satisfaction of handing these to every family was a great feeling. Continue reading

Ups and Downs, Right?

I’m struggling. Struggling to keep it together.

Last week, I found out that I may have to have another surgery. It’s still a big if, but last time it was devastating. I’m still dealing with the after effects of the last one, damnit. I’ve gotten mad at people unnecessarily and burst into tears so many times this past week.

I miss my friends.

I miss my apartment. Continue reading

Eid Mubarak (Banners)!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Eid Ul Adha this past weekend, wherever (and whenever) you were celebrating! I had a lot of fun, went to a few parties, met some new people, reconnected with some old ones, and wore pretty outfits.

The second Eid project I’m sharing is Eid banners! I made three, because the party we’re having is going to be happening on three floors, so I wanted to make a banner for each area. Continue reading

Using my Smartphone Smartly

I love technology. I am also very keenly aware that like any other tool, it can be used positively or negatively, too much or too little. So as a result, I think a lot about how I use technology in my life. Honestly, this has become (even) more of a concern as I have dove deeper into entrepreneurship and independent work.

Recently, with the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus, I’ve grappled with the issues a bit more tangibly, because I’ve been trying to figure out if the 6 Plus is worth it or not. I won’t keep you wondering: I didn’t buy the 6 Plus. Continue reading

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