I love clothes. I love browsing online stores, imagining how new trends in fashion will look on me. Before each trip - business or personal, I have a tradition of buying at least one piece of clothing as a symbol of a new adventure. Some call it shopping addiction, and I do feel guilty when … Continue reading Healthy Addiction?!
The Dread of Not Booking Meetings
Second day of the week and no meetings booked for me. In sales, it is all about ups and downs - we all know that - but you don't want to go on a down trajectory for a long time. It can suck you in, exhaust you physically and mentally. I sometimes compare it to … Continue reading The Dread of Not Booking Meetings
Do you miss teaching yet?
It has been almost 5 months for me in tech sales, and people keep asking me, "Do you miss teaching yet? Do you regret changing careers?" It baffles me how sales is still not considered as a prestigious career. How, compared to teaching, it might not sound honourable or respectable enough. How it might look … Continue reading Do you miss teaching yet?
Peppa Pig in Sales?!
This year I made one of the biggest decisions in my life and switched from university teaching to IT sales. Compared to academia, tech is a very fast-paced environment - every day you have multiple meetings, constant updates, new conversations, and tons of things on to-do lists. This little blog will help me record the … Continue reading Peppa Pig in Sales?!
What Our Life in Canada Used to Be Before Russia Invaded Ukraine
Before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, our life in Canada used to be so different. Before the war in Ukraine... I used to wake up at 6 am and hit the gym by 6:30, feeling energized before half of the world opened their eyes. Now I can barely drag myself out of bed at … Continue reading What Our Life in Canada Used to Be Before Russia Invaded Ukraine
Relationship with the city: it’s complicated
Are you in love with the city you are living in? Or is it more of a love-hate relationships? Did you choose to live in this particular city or did you simply end up living there because of a job opportunity, family ties, or education prospects? I came to the city I am living in … Continue reading Relationship with the city: it’s complicated
When you touch art…
I have always appreciated art. I have always wanted to be part of something bigger, and art is bigger than anything. It is bigger than life. Recently, I have come across this book "Writers and Lovers" by Lily King, and the minute I started reading it, I knew I was holding something very precious in … Continue reading When you touch art…
Little white beard
Little white beard on the dark-brown face, I cannot stop looking at you. You show the origins, my puppy's family - a dark-brown loving mama and a sweet caramel-flavoured dad, a beautiful union. Their markings mark my pup. Their blood is pumping his heart. When I look at you, my puppy, I see all your … Continue reading Little white beard
let the wind slap you on the face
Isn't it cozy to sit on an armchair under the blanket with a laptop on your knees and watch the trees bend left and right from the ruthless wind outside? You feel so lucky to be warm inside, away from the bad mood of the weather. Is there anyone who loves wind? And not a … Continue reading let the wind slap you on the face
Keep Calm: Renovation in Progress
We have been living in renovation for more than two years now. When we bought the house, we were full of energy to renovate everything: break the walls, scrape the ceilings, build a new deck, repaint the house, redo the floors, repurpose the rooms, change the layout - change everything! Two years later, that energy … Continue reading Keep Calm: Renovation in Progress