I recently celebrated a birthday. I turned 26, which felt pretty good. I know people say aging can be stressful but the older I get the more fun everything feels. You’re finished University, you’ve begun the uphill climb they call your career (hopefully you enjoy it a little bit). You probably make more money, which means you can travel more, buy $20 avocado toast at brunch, and spend all your hard earned money on clothes (but not really, my bank account hates me). I guess what I’m trying to say is you’re finally getting a sense of who you are as a full grown human being — and, aren’t we all just trying to live our best life?
As I head into my late 20’s, it’s become obvious to me what’s important: Sunday dinners with the fam, nighttime runs through neighbourhoods with pretty houses I pretend I will one day live in, beach days with the dog (any dog will suffice, really), reading a new book, going for brunch (basic girls, holla), travelling, and most of all, spending time with my love.
Over the last year, I realized that the more I got to know myself (does anyone actually know themselves?), the more it felt like my old website wasn’t me. Sure, I was interested in the things I shared, but so many things had changed in the last couple years that it made me re-think my passion project. I didn’t want to write or come up with new content ideas anymore because the platform I presented them on didn’t feel like it was my brand. It had been nagging at me for the last year, so I decided a fresh start was 100% necessary.
The point of this new space is to have a medium where I can write and flex my creative muscles that I might not get to do at my full time job (I work as a copywriter at Aritzia and like it very, very much). The content shared here will be about things I get so jazzed about that I annoy the shit out of the few people I decide to unload these ideas on IRL because I’m so damn excited about them. People are busy — they work in different industries and get caught up with life — they certainly aren’t trolling around the internet like I am and finding stuff that could really help people live their best life. So, here I am, a human vessel of information for people that encourages you to be extra.
If I were in an elevator with someone, this is how I would pitch my website:
“I am extra and I like living my best life. This includes being materialistic, eating brunch regularly and buying heavily into pop culture phenomena. Sharing it with you makes me excited because I also want you to live your best life.”
Rihanna’s recent motorcycle ride at the Fenty x Puma NYFW show inspired me.
I’m busy doing life, so please be patient, but I am planning on working a little more on this side hustle. I want this to be a place for dope/bomb/cool/legit/notfakenews content, where you read something and you’re like YAS QUEEN, because there’s so much stuff out there that you should know about. Reading pretty much everything on the internet is a big part of my day job, so I get a few crazy ideas in my head (that I can’t really unleash at work) on how I can unload the mass amounts of digital content out there into a nicely condensed spark-notes version for you. And like, Netflix — there are no ads.
Anyway, I will wrap it up here. Over the next few months, my goal is to get this website up-and-running. I don’t have a “omg I’m going to share three posts a week,” spiel for you because we all know that’s not going to happen. But I do want to write and share nice things with you… and really just just live my best life. (Disclosure: I can be very sarcastic sometimes.)