SEATTLE VLOG (pt.4): Bainbridge Island, Bruciato, Space Needle, Sushi Kashiba, Airbnb and Cat Drama

This is my second time in Seattle, but Addison’s first, so we went to the highlights of where I went last time and all of the places on my bucketlist! This was right after our Vancouver trip, so definitely check those vlogs out! We checked out Starbucks Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Bruciato, Space Needle, Waterfront Trail, Wasabi Sushi and Izakaya, Dough Zone, shopping, Sushi Kashiba, Top Pot Doughnuts, Din Tai Fung and Centurion Lounge in this vlog! We also had a little scare with our cats back at home that were so smart and jumped up to open the office door that they weren’t supposed to be into…

VANCOUVER VLOG (pt.2): Sea to Sky Gondola, Whistler, Lost Lake, Whistler Village, Granville Island

Our first international trip since the pandemic, we went to Vancouver and Seattle for 10 days! This is our first time in Vancouver, and we were so excited to see all of the nature, food, and culture Vancouver had to offer. We went to Whistler Mountain, Sea to Sky Gondola, Whistler Village, Araxi, Granville Island, Yaletown, and Robson Street!

Subscribe to see part 3 of this trip going to Seattle for the Gum Wall, Great Wheel, Pike Place Market, Pike Place Chowder, Beecher’s Cheese, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Doctor Strange Movie, Momiji’s Happy Hour, Biang Biang Noodles, Amazon Fresh, Molly Moon’s, and Drip Tea in the next vlog!

VANCOUVER VLOG (pt.1): Gastown, Richmond Night Market, Robson Street, Capilano Suspension Bridge

Our first international trip since the pandemic, we went to Vancouver and Seattle for 10 days! This is our first time in Vancouver, and we were so excited to see all of the nature, food, and culture Vancouver had to offer. We went to Gastown, Kingyo, Stanley Park Biking Seawall, Richmond Night Market, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Kosoo, Shopping on Robson Street, Marutama Ramen with Jonathan (who was a project manager in TCC’s pro bono program)!

Subscribe to see part 2 of this trip going to Whistler Mountain, Sea to Sky Gondola, Granville Island, and more of Downtown Vancouver!

Joshua Tree Day 1 & 2: Farmer’s Market, Skull Rock Nature Trail, Hidden Valley Nature Trail

My friends and I went to Joshua Tree in August, and it was an experience I never would have imagined. Hiking, bonfires, the struggles, the highs, the stories, and the inside jokes, this trip brought us together like family. Even looking back, it seems surreal, and even looking at these photos, it looks like I’m looking at someone else.

3-4 groups that have never met together as a whole came together and we built bonds we never expected. Here’s to Winter 2022!

In this particular vlog, Addison, Sally, Tommy, Hanna and I fly out of Laguardia Airport in NYC to Palm Springs International Airport and then take a car rental to Joshua Tree. We joined up with Michelle N. Lam, Collin Miller, Olivia Lam, and Luc Wittenberg! We went to our amazing airbnb, and then we went to the Farmer’s Market where we cooked our own lunch and made our homemade mojitos! Then we went to Skull Rock nature trail where we ran into drama due to no service and then we did the Hidden Valley Nature Trail in darkness because we missed the sunset due to the drama. Check it out!

We went to Chicago for our 4 year anniversary! | Deep Dish Pizza, Lincoln Park Zoo, 360 Chicago TILT

We always like to travel for our anniversaries and birthdays, and for our 4 year anniversary, we went to Chicago! This was Addison’s first time in Chicago, but my third time. We checked out Gino’s East and Lou Malnati’s for deep dish pizza, Lincoln Park Zoo, boba vending machine Mycha at Block 37, 360 Chicago and their TILT ride, Starbucks Reserve Roastery (biggest in the world with 5 floors!), shopping on the Magnificent Mile, Portillo’s, Millennium Park and the Bean, and Navy Pier! For the day of our 4 year anniversary, we had boba, got a massage, and went to a one Michelin star restaurant, Sepia! AMAZING experience!

We went to Los Angeles! | Visiting Michelle, Shopping, Huntington Gardens, & Hiking | LA TRAVEL VLOG

This trip was actually scheduled back in 2020, but we postponed it to May 2021, and finally the three of us best friends are reunited! We visited Michelle’s (@mewTripled) and Collin’s house (which they bought in 2020, woohoo!) and bonded with their cats Moonpie and Bon Bon!

Addison and I did go to Los Angeles before, but we tried to explore areas we did not go to before like Century City Mall, Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, Topanga Tuna Canyons, LACMA, and KTown! Where should we go next?

We traveled to Miami (and worked there)! | South Beach and the Everglades Airboat Tour & Alligators

This trip was supposed to be back in July 2020, but due to the pandemic, we postponed it to May 2021! We are fully vaccinated, wore masks, and social distanced, so we are taking the safety precautions, but we still had fun exploring Miami South Beach like Ocean Drive, Espanola Way, Miami Beach, and we also went to the Everglades for an airboat tour, alligator show, and even took a photo with a baby alligator!

We’re not the “typical” tourist in Miami that would go to bars and clubs, so if you’re looking for that, this is not the vlog for you. We actually were working while we were there in the hotel and only went out for lunch and after 5 PM. We took a half day on Friday so we could go to the Everglades!

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING | Everything You Need to Know Before You START YOUR JOB

If you just received an offer in technology consulting or just want to know what you’re getting yourself into, you’re probably beyond confused on exactly HOW it really is working in a consulting firm. It’s definitely not a typical corporate company, so buckle your seatbelts and get transported to the world of technology consulting!

In this video, I go over what kind of lifestyle of work to expect, your clientele, different project methodologies, what can help you get promoted and work you’re expected to do on top of client work, and some tips I have for you on how to get staffed on your first project. This will give you an accurate depiction of how your life can be as a technology consultant! I’ve also gathered information and experiences from other technology consultants as well.

My channel focuses on professional development but I also highlight my experience, lifestyle, and insights into a career in technology consulting in hopes to encourage more women to consider this amazing career – especially in STEM!

Any questions at all about the information I provided or about Accenture or technology consulting, please let me know!

WORK LIFE BALANCE as a TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

Consulting is notorious for bad work life balance with long hours, excruciating work load, maybe toxic work environment, but I’m breaking misconceptions and providing an honest and realistic point of view in technology consulting work life balance. Hint: technology consulting actually has a better work life balance than management consulting!

In this video, I touch points on how work life balance is when you’re traveling onsite to client location and when you’re working from home. This will give you an accurate depiction of how your life can be as a technology consultant! I’ve also gathered information and experiences from other technology consultants as wll.

My channel focuses on professional development but I also highlight my experience, lifestyle, and insights into a career in technology consulting in hopes to encourage more women to consider this amazing career – especially in STEM!

Any questions at all about the information I provided or about Accenture or technology consulting, please let me know!

DEBT FREE JOURNEY IN NYC: $50,000 of STUDENT LOANS

In 2019, student loans reached an all-time high of $1.41 trillion! That is RIDICULOUS! I want to tell you that you can do it and that it IS possible as you can see with my debt-free journey. This is also a difficult time for many financially due to COVID19, so I wanted to assure you that you can do this, and when there is a will, there is a way.

I attended Boston University, and while I had grants, it wasn’t enough, so I had to take $50,000 in student loans. I was super determined to pay it off because I hated the feeling of being in debt. Today, I’m releasing a video on my debt-free journey in how I paid off ALL $50K in about one year while living in New York City and hopefully this can inspire you to get started on your journey today!

My channel typically focuses on professional development but I also highlight my experience, lifestyle, and insights into a career in technology consulting in hopes to encourage more women to consider this amazing career – especially in STEM! With this video, I’m also branching out into money because who doesn’t like talking about money, but specifically, in how to be frugal yet still have fun! I have a video next week that will teach you all my tips on how I saved money to pay off $50K of student loans

Any questions at all about the tips I provided, please let me know! Also, let me know how far along you’re in your debt free journey! WE CAN DO THIS!