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I was hesitant in writing this entry because I wanted to try something new this year and not jump on the “new year, new blog” wagon anymore. But the more I sat on this, the more I want to share my priorities and mini goals this year as a way to be brutally honest and open with my blog and readers… after all, this blog is meant to be a personal lifestyle blog! Every year for the past decade or so, I remember writing goals down. At that time, I didn’t learn about writing proper goals so a lot of my goals were quite vague and essentially, unattainable. As I started to learn more about proper goal writing and SMART…

On my previous blog, this series has always been a crowd favourite. There’s something fun about seeing how others spend their money, right? I know I’m a big fan of Millennial Money on YouTube and Money Diaries from Refinery29.  As a big fan, I feel I should do my part and share my money diary. I used to do this on a weekly basis but found it too overwhelming so I dropped down to a monthly diary instead. When I share my money diaries, I also don’t include my mortgage or student loan payments or how much I contribute to my investments but I’m considering including mortgage and student loan repayments in the future! Perhaps, in my 2022 diaries?  Without…

Today is my birthday. I’m astonished (and weirded out) that I’m close to leaving my 20s! When I was a kid, I never understood why adults always say “where did the time go?”. I get it now. I really do! Just the other day, I reflected back on my “early 20s” and can’t believe so much has changed since then. Time does move fast and each year is a new year to achieve something – regardless if it’s small. Today, to celebrate my 28th birthday with you all, I want to share 28 things I’ve learned in life thus far. I’ve always enjoyed these entries because it allows me to get a glimpse of how others grew up. My list…

Okay, I have a new addiction. It’s Poshmark. And I absolutely hate it and need help because it’s damaging my wallet right now… so to speak. Following the increasing demand for living a much more sustainable lifestyle, I turned to Poshmark and thought to share some of my tips and tricks for buyers. #1 – Ask, ask, ask! This is so different from shopping online with a retailer because returns are basically non-existent. You can only return items that were damaged or misrepresented – not because you didn’t like the colour on you or the sizing was off. Seriously, just ask the seller any question that comes to mind! Ask for more pictures! Ask what the measurements are! Ask what…