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Gratitude hustle, Hustle for happiness

Gratitude #hustle: the first edition

Do you ever have those weeks when no matter how hard you try to stay upbeat and positive, negativity has a way of seeping into every nook and cranny of your life? It is soooo easy to spiral when it feels like every time you’re coming up for air life crashes another wave right on top of you.

I recently had a series of those weeks. Continue Reading

Career hustle, Hustle for happiness

Busy and exhausted: the new status symbols

Photo credit: Samuel Zeller

The phone chimes, the number of unread emails continues to creep higher, and all it takes is for you to pick up the phone or log into your email *just to check* what’s happening. Before you know it, hours have gone by and your Saturday has been consumes by tasks, replies and BBMs (yes, I work somewhere that still uses Blackberries 🙈). But it’s okay, because you were too busy to have noticed the beauty that was brewing for you outside. And frankly, it couldn’t wait. Continue Reading

Hustle for happiness

Putting away the fear and getting ready to #hustle

Photo credit: Frontline Creative

I have always loved to write. From as early as I can remember when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was always “a writer” (except for that brief period when Flipper was on TV and my obsession with dolphins tacked on, “or a marine biologist” despite a fear of the ocean…). I could always be found scribbling in notebooks – from short stories in elementary and middle school (featuring dolphins, naturally) to angsty poems in high school (ahhh being “misunderstood”).

While I didn’t become a novelist or poet, and I definitely took the route less traveled to my current profession, I now work in communications. I’ve been so lucky to work in many aspects of this career but what drew me to it when I was a lost 20-something whose first post-university job did not go as planned (post on that to come), was writing. Like I said, I’ve always love to write. Continue Reading