“Better late than never.”

WHAT I READ

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“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” — Maria Semple (5.5/5)
It’s been a while since I’ve been unable to put a book down. I read this book in a day and was sneaking in 5-pages every hour while I was at work! “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” will have you laughing, gasping, and crying all at the same time. Bernadette is a mother who hates living in Seattle and one day, she disappears. Her husband, daughter, and neighbors work together to put the pieces together to learn about Bernadette’s past.

“Shoe Dog”— Phil Knight (5/5)
This book was recommended to me by so many people (thanks Annie, Lydia, and Ivan) and it didn’t disappoint. Phil Knight is an incredible storyteller and walks you through the triumphs and hardships of running Nike. Knight’s passion for running is contagious; it’s hard not to feel fiercely about one of your own hobbies in the same way. …


I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. This month has been packed with weekend plans (Tahoe, Vegas, family visiting etc.). Despite being an extrovert and deriving energy from people, I’m realizing how important it is to have lazy weekends where I can relax and just be lazy.

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I want to be lazy like Gudetama.

BOOKS I READ

While browsing through SFMoMA’s book store, I saw these books next to one another. I always see these books and decided to place a hold at the SF Public Library so I could finally read them.


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Wayne Thiebaud — San Francisco West Side Ridge

Happy 2018 everyone! Is it just me or did January go by really fast?!

I’m excited to continue my “Reviews and Faves” series and am so grateful for everyone who takes the time to read these posts. Last year, these posts were a brain dump of everything I had read, watched, and listened to. This year, I want to improve the quality by (1) including in-depth reviews of what I’ve been enjoying rather than a simple highlight and (2) including an actual “Faves” section where you can read the highlights.

Without further ado, here’s what I’ve been enjoying in 2018 so far. …


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(Pexels)

(This was originally posted on my blog.)

By the end of 2016, I was feeling overwhelmed by my space, especially by my closet. For those who know me, you know that it’s not unusual to come to my house with a huge mountain of clothes piled next to my bed. I was exhausted every time I looked at my closet and felt uninspired.

At the same time, I was trying to find ways I could impact the world in a positive way. …


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Courtesy of Pexels.com

It rained on Wednesday night in San Francisco and the last thing I wanted to do was attend a sales meet-up. But there I was with about 50 other sales professionals in the BoomTrain office, eagerly waiting to learn.

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to listen to two incredible speakers hosted by my friend Dan Smith through the Sales Mastership event series. The topic was “The difference between good and great sales professionals.”


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The Universe team in LA before heading to Cabo!

The Backstory

A bit over a year ago, I asked a girl that I met at a recruiting event to be a part of our sustainability group project. Fast forward to July 2015, this wonderful human being let me stay with her as I started my new life in San Francisco (luv u Shereen + Skamper).

Anyway, I’m a year older so here are some random thoughts and reflections (as you can see, I’m really trying to follow that “Better done than perfect” philosophy).

Some Things I’ve Learned at Work

  • Work is more productive when you’re having fun (obvious, I know).
  • Always say ‘yes’ when presented with a new challenge. …


I was inspired by Sarah Stockdale’s article to write about the things I know for sure to be true. Here’s my attempt at sharing some of the wisdom I have learned over the last 22 journeys around the sun.

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Photo Credit: Pexels
  1. “Never pay to torture yourself” is a mantra I learned from one of my best friends, Michael Cormack. He applied this philosophy when he travelled to Europe and SE Asia. If you don’t want to go to dinner with those people, don’t. If you don’t want to go to that concert, don’t. You don’t need to say ‘yes’ to everything.
  2. Lifting heavy weights =/= bulking up. It shows how strong you are. …


I’m moving to San Fransisco!! A few days ago, I accepted an offer from a Canadian tech startup to work as a Business Development Manager in their SF office. It’s finally hitting me that I am moving to the West Coast in another country and I am freaking out.

Let me preface this by saying that I have never travelled to the West Coast. Outside of my hometown (Vaughan, the city above Toronto), I’ve only travelled to Québec, New York, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. So I’m not really sure what to expect but I’m excited!!

3 Random Thoughts and Timbits

1) Rent — Is it really $3000 a month?!

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Map created for Curbed SF by LiveLovely

Rent Price: It’s hard to get a good grasp on what to expect in terms of rent prices. On the internet, it seems like rent prices range from $2500 to $3500 per month. However, talking to some friends from their experiences in SF, getting a place under $2000 a month seems realistic (but requires a lot of research). …

About

Victoria Limary

BD @lifedojo + @Venture4Canada ’15 Fellow. FormerlyBD @Universe and sales @Apple. Currently obsessing over hand lettering + powerlifting + making shit happen.

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