Simple truths I have learnt the hard way – (ii)

You are the first and the last impression on my mind each day

As everything falls away

You stay there like a midsummer dream

A dream that is ripping at the seams

Alas, some dreams are just that… dreams

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March 2018

How is it March already? Every January I talk about blogging every week and then by this time each year I just stare at my blog and say oh no.
Anyways, I figured that if I implemented a template, it will be easier for me to at least do one post a month. So here it is!

March Mantra

Limit access to your mental space.

In March I will try to 

1. Donate more baby clothes and stuff lying around the apartment
2. Not to buy more than 3 books (already purchased one)

Current Reads


Lessons / Reflections from February

1. Happiness isn’t the end goal, it is a journey.
2. Cut negative people out from your life. Life is too short to entertain that negativity
3. Believe in yourself and say what you mean and if people don’t like you for speaking the truth… then it is their problem, not yours.

Things I was proud of in February

1. I had some incredibly fruitful conversations with people I admire
2. Joined the board for Code for Canada

Those are all the updates from my end for now! How is your year so far?

December + Holiday Things

December is probably my favourite time of the year, especially since we moved into our current place. I can’t wait for the weather to turn colder so we can light a roaring fire and sit around our fireplace sipping on cold drinks. Which reminds me, I really ought to remind our superintendent to get the chimney cleaned before it starts to snow.

This year also happens to be Iman’s first holiday season and we are excited to celebrate with her. Plus I just ordered our first ever Christmas tree! Both mine and hers! AHHHHH! Beyond excited!
Also… we are going to our first ever Christmas Market this Friday! WOOOO! I will definitely have to do a blog post about that.

In other news, my kid loves Gilmore Girls, which is amazing! I can’t wait for her to be older so we can watch it together.

Working on several projects right now and really need to get them done tonight, so I should stop babbling and get them done.

5 Keys to Success by New York Times Best Selling Author, Gabby Bernstein @ #GIRLBOSSRALLY!

ABD4A559-84F7-4A8E-A820-C6A9B5A72E35.jpeg‪5 keys to success by @GabbyBernstein ‬
‪✨ Truly claim that success is an inside job. It has to be a priority to turn inwards. Ask yourself does this feel good to me? Do I feel excited? Do I feel energized?‬
‪Say yes to the things that make you light up. ‬
‪Say no to the things that don’t feel good to you. ‬
‪✨ Intention. Intention. Intention. ‬
‪The key trait of a high performer is intention. ‬
‪What is the intention behind this event? Blog? Copy?‬
‪✨ Slow down ‬
‪✨ You don’t have to be there right now. Take small, right actions to get where you want to get to. Remember to have fun along the way! ‬
‪✨Fuck it! Let’s go! Let’s make it happen! Let’s do it! ‬
‪Make it a mission to say yes to your dreams, one moment at a time! ‬

Atelier

I am obsessed with the word Atelier and just in the span of last 3 days, it has turned up twice in my life.

  1. I am watching a show on Netflix Canada titled Atelier.
    It is a Japanese show about a young girl from rural Japan who moves to Tokyo in hopes of kickstarting a great career. The industry of her choice is custom lingerie – since she is in love with fabrics.
    I am honestly fascinated by the show.

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    Not everyone knows this, and I rarely used to talk about it here, but when I first moved to Toronto, I was working as a digital media strategist for a jewelry designer named 3Shahs.

    Through her, I have attended a number of fashion events and the show depicts them accurately. I also really enjoy looking at beautiful items of clothing, watching Japanese dramas & the language in general, so this is a rare treat.

    Custom lingerie seems so luxurious though and I will honestly give it a go. Would you?

  2. I just heard the most recent episode of girlboss radio and it is with Atelier Doré!
    Fantastic episode and so many great learnings that I can start applying to my life right away.171018_Girlboss_Podcast_GaranceDore
    Go give it a listen by clicking here.

Side note: I am heading to girlboss rally on November 11 with my friend Marsha and I couldn’t be more excited! But I feel that it deserves a blog post of its own.

I don’t know what the point of this post was and to be honest I just wanted to check in here because in many ways this is my atelier and has been since 2011.

I really want to get into the habit of blogging regularly but with work and everything, it always takes a backseat. Maybe I should go back to my schedule of positing 3 times a week and spend one hour each morning just writing. Anyways, it is pretty late here so I am signing off for now.

Ria has officially melted

It is so flippin hot here in Toronto right now. And while my brain is in the process of melting, I thought I’d update you all on what I have been up to. I miss updating this space with random tidbits and snippets from my life.
By the way guys I say flippin instead of fu**ing now, because we have a kid in the house.

hahhahah as if… Yeah… no So what was I saying?

Oh yeah. It is fucking hot and I am melting but it being this hot also means that le baby has been falling asleep for longer periods of time – in front of a fan of course.

This heat wave has also thwarted all of my plans to light candles during autumn. Thank God we are freaking lazy and hadn’t put away the AC yet.
It is a portable unit and usually during fall and winter we put it in storage.

My candles are all just sitting on our table, waiting to be lit but alas.

I am off to an event but have a very exciting post lined up for tomorrow!
How is everyone else doing?