It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It’s crazy how fast this last year went by. It feels like just yesterday I wrote my last birthday blog post on 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. In that blog post I focus a lot on introspection and my thoughts of how I’ve gotten to where I’ve been. This years’ birthday is more significant. This is the year that I’ve graduated university, will be moving into the full-time work force and will be reaching milestones like moving in with my partner. I’ve also largely committed to my blog this year, posting weekly blog posts and wanting to grow my community.

Read More

I'm not lazy, I just don't need to socialize 24/7

I'm not lazy, I just don't need to socialize 24/7

One reoccurring theme I have been faced with is my friends giving me shit for not going out with them. Sometimes I’d rather stay home all weekend than see anyone but my roommates. For some people, that’s shocking. I’m here to unpack why I’m not lazy, I just need time for myself. For those of you who feel me, be sure to leave me a comment on your experiences as well.

Read More

Three Days in New York City - A Travel Guide & Gallery

Three Days in New York City - A Travel Guide & Gallery

In my last reading week every (I’m so excited to graduate!!), my boyfriend and I decided to take a quick trip to New York City! I’m fortunate to have cousins that live in Jersey City and previously lived in New York, so they were able to give us the low-down on where to go and what to do. We actually travelled for four days, but one of those days were visiting them! Here’s the breakdown of what we did the rest of the days and how you can integrate it into your weekend in NYC!

Read More

Marie Kondo the hell out of your social media in 3 easy steps

Marie Kondo the hell out of your social media in 3 easy steps

The KonMari method uses a five-step process that includes clothing, books, papers, miscellaneous and sentimental items. Putting these into smaller, attainable chunks allows you to tackle each process. Now, we can take these practices and implement this into our social media routine - we all follow some people on social media that do not spark joy.

Read More

Why you should adopt [don't shop] - Murphy's story

Why you should adopt [don't shop] - Murphy's story

Recently, my family lost one of our pets. Spartacus, our energetic and loving shih tzu was an amazing companion to us for over 15 years. This has made me want to reflect on our pets right now. Sometimes we take for granted that they are right in front of us, right now. Today, I want to reflect on my cat’s adoption story.

Read More

You should start a blog - One year of Maria May Marketing + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

You should start a blog - One year of Maria May Marketing + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

Happy birthday to this website! It was one year ago when I began blogging. It started as a way for me to practice my writing, have material for potential job opportunities and a result from feedback from one of my co-op employers. It’s become so much more than that! It is now a resource for new activists, a form of activism in itself and a way for me to express my feelings without operating through an angsty Facebook status, haha!

Read More

Easy DIY Holiday Wreath (Using Natural, Recycled and Reused Materials)

Easy DIY Holiday Wreath (Using Natural, Recycled and Reused Materials)

Holiday wreaths can be costly and contain some unappealing materials. This tutorial walks you through the steps of using some pinecones, a cardboard box and decorations you have at home to make your own holiday wreath. It looks great, costs next to nothing, and is better for the environment!

Read More

Five ways volunteering opportunities prepare you for the workforce

Five ways volunteering opportunities prepare you for the workforce

Through my time volunteering since high school, I have personally grown and I have seen my colleagues also develop through their support of volunteer initiatives. These are five ways volunteering has prepared me for the workforce. Consider these when you're trying to determine if volunteering is for you!

Read More