The Write Stuff

That was a choice: making difficult decisions

That was a choice: making difficult decisions

We are faced with decisions and choices every damn day. And as someone who doesn't even have a consistent coffee order, why is it so hard some times to make a decision? Or pick between a limited number of choices?

How do you weigh your options from something as simple as `what colour do you want your manicure today?` all the way to `do you want to have kids?'

Why I am quitting Facebook

Why I am quitting Facebook

I grew up on Facebook. In high school, I remember creating my first profile, making sure it was similar but different to my MySpace page — I appre...
Why I am staying kid-free 🍼

Why I am staying kid-free 🍼

  A part of me wanted to just write... Because it's my body and my choice and it's not open for negotiation. And if I change my mind, that's also ...
The 5 things I learned in my first 5 days at Govalo

The 5 things I learned in my first 5 days at Govalo

On Monday, I started Day 1 at Govalo, where we're reinventing the digital gifting experience. I took time today to reflect — and in doing so, I discovered 5 themes that emerged over the last 5 days for me: 

  1. Use your gifts

  2. Do things that don't scale

  3. Trust is everything

  4. It doesn't have to be perfect

  5. Ask for help

I left Shopify ✌🏼 here's why and what's next

I left Shopify ✌🏼 here's why and what's next

It takes a lot to unpack 7 years, and move on to the next thing.
This meeting could have been an email: and other workplace pains

This meeting could have been an email: and other workplace pains

Let's outline some of the most annoying work habits and bad practices we see all the time at any office: Spelling your name wrong in an email. Re...
Fitness is a mindset, not a body type.

Fitness is a mindset, not a body type.

A healthy lifestyle isn't a number on a scale. And being fit isn't a waist size. Not that long ago, I wrote about finding your sweat life — and tha...
Easier said than done.

Easier said than done.

Does anyone else have issues following their own advice? I feel I give really good advice but take issue following it myself. My mom and I have al...
Everything I've learned on my #100DayProject

Everything I've learned on my #100DayProject

DON'T GIVE UP. EVER. You will fail. You will forget. You will lose focus. But the one thing you can never do is give up. Acknowledge the challenge ...
A thank you note.

A thank you note.

Almost a year ago today, I emailed a thank you note to someone: It's rare that you can connect on that level with someone through any kind of spon...
Why the fuck do women have to rely on each other for birth control advice?

Why the fuck do women have to rely on each other for birth control advice?

I've been on birth control since I was 16. My mom was terrified when I went on birth control. Back in her day, women were scared to be on the hormo...
Does natural deodorant stink?

Does natural deodorant stink?

There is nothing worse than sweat stains and a stinky pit. When I was a teenager, I had the worst sweat stains, and my doctor prescribed Drysol. It...