I am a girl. I am 25. I am a bride-to-be. I am a writer. I am a
sister, daughter, friend, a pizza enthusiast.
I am also a cancer survivor. Friends and family know this about me, and most people I encounter deduct this about me because I still wear a hat.
It really grinds my gears that sometimes people can only see me as the last person on that list. Most of the time, I really feel like that is the only thing people can see about me. But a few weeks ago, my perspective shifted after an (initially infuriating) exchange with a course mate.
Continue reading Car sharing and my self-image
I wasn’t sure what I was going to post about this week, but I think I’m so excited about this that it’s really the only thing I can post.
I have a home office. Look!
Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWrimo in my Home Office
As if I didn’t spend enough time lurking the internet, some days (read: most days) I fall into a Pinterest hole of inspirational quotes. wouldn’t call it a guilty pleasure but more of a holy crap how did I spend 4 hours lurking Pinterest without actually pinning anything or doing anything else.
These days, I have Gilmore Girls playing in the background. (I just started Season 5… Rory just met Logan… swoon~)
When I’m not wasting away on the interweb, I like to read.
Continue reading Rory Gilmore, BuzzFeed, and The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
I just read this article by a LinkedIn influencer who calls the TO DO list an enemy. Rather than posting a fuming message in the comments section, I thought I’d write my own post about how I make my TO DO lists work for me, and how you can too.
In the article, Richard Moran talks about how people keep long things of lists to get done, often mixing big work related projects (eg. Create a social media strategy) with small social commitments (eg. Meeting a friend for coffee). These people then find themselves crossing off the small and fun commitments and never crossing out the daunting difficult ones.
Continue reading How To Write The Perfect TO DO List
Live passionately, with integrity, and no regrets.
I’m not entirely sure where that quote comes from, but about 5 years ago I found it written on a yellow post-it note in my Dad’s handwriting. Since then, these are words that I live by.
Who am I?
First and foremost, I’m just a kid and life is a nightmare…. oh wait no, that’s Simple Plan. My name is Darya! I was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. In August 2014, I took the plunge and moved across the world the Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to purse a Masters Degree. I love to write. I love pizza, donuts, and anything purple. I am a cancer survivor. Continue reading Hello world!