Author: Katia

7 Habits 0

Taking the 7 Habits into Adulthood

Back when I was in high school, I read the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey and this is one of the books that had the biggest impact on my life. I rented my first copy from the library and then eventually bought my own one shortly after. I wanted to make a change in my life at that point and believed that this book was the answer. Now, I’m not sure it was this belief or just because this book is so amazing, but it did change my thoughts and in the end my...

Is your phone ruining your relationships 0

Is your Phone Killing your Relationships?

This post came to me when I saw this cool talk by Simon Sinek, where he talked about how technology is ruining our lives (I’ll leave a link down below so you can check it out if you haven’t yet). And I know, this video sounds pretty doom and gloom and anti-technology, but the way he talks about the subject is actually pretty cool and to the point. So, basically, his talk got me thinking, how much of our phone habits are actually detrimental to our relationships? The Downwards-facing Phone This part of the video made me chuckle because it’s...

How to Create Realistic Characters 0

How to Create Realistic Characters

You pick up the novel that you’re been dying to get to all week. Everything about the book has hooked you from the start. The plot is intriguing, the characters are unique, relatable and quirky. Then, a few chapters in, something terrible happens. One (or more than one) character starts acting outside of what is expected of them. Don’t you just hate it when this happens? When you’ve spent so much time invested in a story only to have the characters dwindle midway. When I read a story, I can excuse many faults, even some grammatical errors (and yes these...

Overcoming Writer's Block 0

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Have you ever wanted to write a piece or gotten an essay assignment and then when you sit down at your computer to actually start working on it, your mind goes completely blank? This, my friend, is what people like to call writer’s block. What is it? What is writer’s block? If you need to ask this question, you are a very fortunate individual to only be encountering it now. Our trusted friend, the Merriam Webster Dictionary defines writer’s block as a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece. The important thing you need to note in...

Why it’s okay that you don’t have everything figured out 0

Why it’s OKAY that you don’t have Everything Figured Out Yet

When I left high school, I experienced a lot of pressure to have everything together. Everyone around me seemed to know exactly what they wanted to do and where they were heading with their lives from the moment they could count to 10. I acted like I did, but I honestly had no idea what I was supposed to do with my life. And since I’ve been out of school for five years… I still have no idea what I’m doing! Maybe you feel like this, or maybe you know someone who has experienced this. Well, I’m here to tell...