• Opinion

    Annual Reflection

    Happy New Year 2022! As I have been doing for a few years in a row, I take time at the start of every year to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the coming year.   2021 Let’s not mince words – 2021 was difficult (read: brutal). We fumbled our way through the longest lockdown of the past two years – over 6 months in Toronto. Sheesh! We spent holidays in our “bubbles” and celebrated birthdays freezing our buns in the cold 🥶 We defined new terms like Zoom fatigue. And let’s not forget, omicron just in time for Christmas 🎄    Now, I don’t want…

  • Opinion

    2020 Roundup

    What a year it was… one I will never forget. Phrases like unprecedented, social distancing, virtual event, lockdown, and “can everyone see my screen?” dominated our lives. Who knew that face masks and lanyards could become fashion pieces?? But in some ways, it feels like it was necessary. Lessons learned the hard way… Goals I started 2020 with a few personal goals. Traveling. Reading. Investing. Health & wellness. Rewarding myself with an LV bag. And then the pandemic hit. Traveling went out the window – although I did manage to squeeze in one vacation beforehand. As did the investment goal, with house prices skyrocketing in Toronto (city dwellers opted to…