I cried in front of six strangers a few weeks ago. And not drops of tears, dignified kind of pretty crying. I full out bawled, ugly face, makeup streaked, snotty dripping kind of crying. The last few weeks (months) have been really rough. I’m writing this now after I’ve overcome the worst of it, but… Continue reading Founder’s Diary: Happiness Is Now.
This week, J and I found ourselves in the most unexpected situation. There we were, in a crowded Moxies. Having dinner and drinks with a guy who, two years ago, we would have had no business knowing. This guy has spent the last 25 years working with the hottest, emerging retail brands, and has the… Continue reading Founder’s Diary: Leap
I remember sliding my clothes off, the apprehension and excitement of not knowing what would come next. Thankfully, it wasn't a full moon that night, but the half that was visible shone an ethereal glow that bounced off the Madre de Dios river; calm and quiet and tranquil. We were a group of us, all… Continue reading Because I Said Yes
Now that it's been a bit more than a month since I quit my 9-to-5 job to start my own business Cambio Market, I've had time to reflect on what being an entrepreneur really means and how it's impacted my life beyond the typical "work for yourself" mantra. For some context, Cambio Market is an online marketplace to connect… Continue reading How starting my own business has made me a better person
It's Day 11 of the Writing 101 course I've signed up for through Blogging U. In this span of time, I've written seven new blog posts. Seven! Nothing But Nerd is probably the fifth or sixth blog I've started since university, and I've always abandoned each one of them before the third post, until now. I… Continue reading Go Ahead – Make a Mess
Dear Confused, You may not want to hear this or believe what I'm about to say, but please trust me when I tell you no, there is nothing wrong with you. I know you grew up expecting your life to be a certain way. Throughout school, you were probably told you should work hard, get good grades,… Continue reading A Letter to Confusion
This is a post inspired from Day 5 of course Writing 101: Let Social Media Inspire You through Blogging U -- https://twitter.com/elaine_perry/status/642306609914486785 We're cautious creatures, us humans. By nature, we're risk-averse and when presented with opportunities, our minds automatically flit back and forth between the positives and the number of things that could drastically go wrong.… Continue reading The Cure for All Doubt