This is How Planning Helps You Be Your Best Self

It can be hard to be your best self. We have enough self awareness to know that we can accomplish and achieve a lot. Yet we allow our inner critic to focuses on the negative thoughts instead. We struggle to imagine that we will ever completely achieve all of our personal goals. But why not? …

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10 Easy Life Changes That Will Bring You Happiness and Success

In your life, there are many different elements that make you happy. Your friends, family, partner, and career are just a few of the things that have the power to bring you true joy in your life. However, recently you have been a little lost in terms of your direction. Whether you’re struggling to express …

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How We Had the Perfect Wedding for Under $5000

How We Had the Perfect Wedding for Under $5000 - My Life, I Guess

I’ve been promising to post about my wedding for a while now, and for those of you that have been patiently waiting, today is your lucky day. Exactly 6 months ago today, R and I got married! Our engagement lasted a lot longer than we had planned. R proposed pretty early on in our relationship …

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How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health - My Life, I Guess

As a university-educated woman in her 30s, with a post-graduate degree and over 10 years of professional working experience, having to accept a minimum wage job felt like a slap in the face. I’ve spent most of my life getting a quality education, working hard, and gaining tons of experience in order to avoid being …

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$1000 & 50 Hours Worth “Dyeing” For

For the past 17 years, I’ve been dying my hair. It started innocently enough back in grade 7 when my mom let me try the temporary wash-out hair dyes, but before I knew it, I had gone more than half my life covering up my naturally blonde locks. Over the years, I’ve been a brunette, …

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How D.I.Y. Saved Me $200 – Fixing the Scratch on My Car

Back in December, some jerkface decided it would be fun to scratch a line down the whole length of my car while parked outside of my apartment.  Thankfully they only got my passenger side; my neighbours weren’t as lucky. Although I know it could have been a lot worse, it made me cry. I work …

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Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out?

Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out? - My Life, I Guess

The stress, anxiety, and depression from being stuck in a toxic work environment is taking its toll on me – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m at the point where taking a stress leave feels like my only hope. But I’m also worried that I’m not really “sick”. That I might just be looking for an …

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Is It Offensive To Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day?

Is It Offensive to Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day? - My Life, I Guess

Yesterday, I was leaving the grocery store when I was told by the cashier to take off the poppy that was still pinned to my coat. She said that Remembrance Day was over and that it was offensive of me to leave it on. I was taken aback by her comment and asked, “So, we’re …

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My Top 5 Favourite Things About London, England

I have always wanted to travel. More specifically, I’ve always wanted to travel to England. I’m not sure what the draw to that country is over the rest of Europe but it likely has something to do with my interest in theatre, the fact that I’ve had some friends live over there before and heard …

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