It’s time for me to move on, literally

Guys! Guess what? I’m moving in two weeks! On December 1, Amy and I are leaving the apartment that defined our mid-20s and moving into a condo that’s better suited for our “almost 30” state of mind. For starters, there’s two washrooms which is a big deal for roommates who have had to fight over more »

How to spend a week living intentionally

As you may already know, what started as an attempt to cope with my anxiety has since morphed into an obsession with all things personal development. I read self-help books, I watch inspirational videos and I listen to a bunch of podcasts, including my favourite: “Super Soul Conversations” by Oprah. I’m constantly trying new things more »

Lessons from my 10-day writing challenge

If there are typos in this blog post it’s because I’m currently sitting at the table that my mom and my roommate, Amy, are using to carve a pumpkin. All I can hear is… “Where will the nose go?” “Watch your fingers!” “Uh oh.” “We did it wrong.” “It’s coming apart.” “That’s a piece of more »

Planning neon sign

I’m planning to get better at planning

You know what I really suck at? Planning. Well, planning my work, that is. Whether it’s in the office, on the blog or in my personal development life – I always fly by the seat of my pants. I’m bad at managing my time, I hate setting deadlines and I find it really difficult to more »

An open letter to my 9-to-5 self

Dear Newsha, Your staycation has come and gone. Now a few short hours away from your back-to-work debut, it’s time to sit back and mentally prepare for what’s coming your way. You’ve had two full weeks to get your “non-work life” in order. You took a trip, you signed the lease on a new condo, more »

No is my new favourite word

Me: “Amy! I have an idea and I want you to be on board.” Amy: “What is it?” Me: “Let’s do No Drink November.” Amy: “Okay.” Those were the first words uttered in my apartment this morning. As you may have guessed, I had a couple drinks last night. I had an uncomfortable sleep and more »

The art of writing without a plan

I have no idea what to write about today. In retrospect, I guess I could’ve planned out this writing challenge a bit more. I could’ve made a list of possible topics to discuss or bookmarked a page of writing prompts to help me out when I felt stuck. Or not. The whole reason I started more »

Can you be thankful for being thankful?

I want you to know that gratitude changes everything. Three years ago, I didn’t know what was going on with me. I was sad, stressed out and panicky. Everything scared me and I felt like the world was crashing down around me. I’d randomly feel dizzy and would call my mom in tears, thinking I more »

I had a profound thought in the shower

Recently I’ve found that anytime I get stressed, upset, overwhelmed or experience writer’s block, I do one of two things: wash dishes or take a shower. I think it’s because I’m unplugged but busy at the same time. I’m doing something, but it’s a remedial task that requires no brainpower. Therefore I get to keep more »

8 things you don’t know about me

If you read my blog post yesterday, you’ll know that I’m trying to find my voice again and stop limiting myself in terms of what I say, when I say and how I say it. I want Not Quite There Yet to get back to its roots: a blog about a girl who’s working on more »

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  • It’s time for me to move on, literally

    Guys! Guess what? I’m moving in two weeks! On December 1, Amy and I are leaving the apartment that defined our mid-20s and moving into a condo that’s better suited for our “almost 30” state of mind. For starters, there’s two washrooms which is a big deal for roommates who have had to fight over more »

  • How to spend a week living intentionally

    As you may already know, what started as an attempt to cope with my anxiety has since morphed into an obsession with all things personal development. I read self-help books, I watch inspirational videos and I listen to a bunch of podcasts, including my favourite: “Super Soul Conversations” by Oprah. I’m constantly trying new things more »

  • Lessons from my 10-day writing challenge

    If there are typos in this blog post it’s because I’m currently sitting at the table that my mom and my roommate, Amy, are using to carve a pumpkin. All I can hear is… “Where will the nose go?” “Watch your fingers!” “Uh oh.” “We did it wrong.” “It’s coming apart.” “That’s a piece of more »

  • Planning neon sign

    I’m planning to get better at planning

    You know what I really suck at? Planning. Well, planning my work, that is. Whether it’s in the office, on the blog or in my personal development life – I always fly by the seat of my pants. I’m bad at managing my time, I hate setting deadlines and I find it really difficult to more »

  • An open letter to my 9-to-5 self

    Dear Newsha, Your staycation has come and gone. Now a few short hours away from your back-to-work debut, it’s time to sit back and mentally prepare for what’s coming your way. You’ve had two full weeks to get your “non-work life” in order. You took a trip, you signed the lease on a new condo, more »

  • No is my new favourite word

    Me: “Amy! I have an idea and I want you to be on board.” Amy: “What is it?” Me: “Let’s do No Drink November.” Amy: “Okay.” Those were the first words uttered in my apartment this morning. As you may have guessed, I had a couple drinks last night. I had an uncomfortable sleep and more »

  • The art of writing without a plan

    I have no idea what to write about today. In retrospect, I guess I could’ve planned out this writing challenge a bit more. I could’ve made a list of possible topics to discuss or bookmarked a page of writing prompts to help me out when I felt stuck. Or not. The whole reason I started more »

  • Can you be thankful for being thankful?

    I want you to know that gratitude changes everything. Three years ago, I didn’t know what was going on with me. I was sad, stressed out and panicky. Everything scared me and I felt like the world was crashing down around me. I’d randomly feel dizzy and would call my mom in tears, thinking I more »

  • I had a profound thought in the shower

    Recently I’ve found that anytime I get stressed, upset, overwhelmed or experience writer’s block, I do one of two things: wash dishes or take a shower. I think it’s because I’m unplugged but busy at the same time. I’m doing something, but it’s a remedial task that requires no brainpower. Therefore I get to keep more »