What kind of time-management person are you? Busy or Productive?

What kind of time-management person are you? Busy or Productive?

What does a busy version of Fonna look like?

  • Talk about how busy I am

  • Having a long to-do list that doesn't align with my strategic goals

  • Spending time clearing my emails (yes, even the newsletters)

  • Multitasking inefficiently

  • Taking a meeting that could've been an email

  • Getting stuck and drowning in details (there's a big difference in being detail-oriented)

  • Saying yes to TONS of projects and stretching myself thin

  • Attempting to do everything myself

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

Instead of developing a real strategy to upgrade and optimize our lives, too many of us just slog through life in a state of “managed dissatisfaction.”

But it’s never too late to envision an entirely different future—or to actively upgrade your life. It’s not about finding more time, money, or resources. Anyone can do it.

This smart and entertaining guide delves deep into each principle, giving you the insights, tools, and inspiration to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.

"Chunking" Sounds More Fun than Work Breakdown Structure

"Chunking" Sounds More Fun than Work Breakdown Structure

Before I even knew what project management was, I was simply breaking down my big goals into step-by-step processed and called it chunking. Now we have fancy smancy terms for it.

Chunking = the hierarchical decomposition of a project

Reflections & Thanks


Ryerson Black Students' Conference Looking back at my archiving experiences, there is little doubt of my growth; Grasping at as many opportunities that push me forward & towards my passions.

  •  I've never owned my own camera (still don't - shoutout to Drey Anozie, NIA Centre for the Arts, and The People Project for letting me borrow/rent your cameras)
  • I am pretty much self-taught with some mentorship, guidance, and youtube support along the way
  • I've shot 100+ events over 5 years (not including side projects and some work for community organizations)

Thank you everyone in the community who believe in me and the work that I do. Without your existence, I wouldn't be doing what I love.

"Our parents tend to want us to do safe, secure jobs because they love us"

At the 5:21 mark, Ikenna Azuike started reiterating things I continuously tell myself; follow your passion. I may be struggling financially, but I know that I am in love with all of my archiving, community organizing, (un)learning, and sharing. I have never been bored and will only crave for more as I grow older. When I'm told that my 'extracurricular activities' are a waste of time, I use those harmful words as a motivation - I feed my monstrous drive with negatives in order to show people they are wrong.

Why You Should Follow Your Passions


As a budding artist, stumbling across The Passion Project by Andre'D. Wagner is thoroughly inspiring.

Look through it and feel the creativity flow through your veins as you dive into Andre' D. Wagner's passion.

"Living a life with passion will change your surroundings and the people that are in your life. Living a life with passion will organically mainfest as greatness in the things you are called to do and the people you meet. It will demand people around you to be and do their best and the energy will multiply tenfold. So, I guess the only thing I want in return from you, is for you to live harder, to work harder, to love harder, give harder...and to pursue your passion!"

- Andre' D. Wagner

"I used to hold a mop for a living..."


I used to hold a mop for a living...You can say that I have been a hard worker since a very young age. The thing about it is that I didn’t know that I was working hard. I just knew that I was doing what needed to be done. I was emulating my mother’s work ethic. - Glenford Nunez

I am a person who often listens to people's stories. As I my imagination weaves images with the words people share with me, all the trials and tribulations youth go through...especially in my community, I can't help but feel in the depths of my heart that they will succeed.

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Why Do I Blog?

There are are so many beautiful souls who are currently experiencing - and struggling through - what Glenford Nunez (a popular Baltimore photographer) once experienced.

Despite their current struggles, I know youth are enduring hard times and working effortlessly to follow their passions. So, I want to give a huge shout out to all of the amazing Toronto youth in the community who are working their butts off to grow and evolve in every aspect of their life!

With love, Fonna-Tasha