Hi, I'm Salyna Nguyen

& this is a great starting point to learn a little more about me.

Enjoy your exploration!

We tend to regret what we didn't do, so at the end of the day 'do you.' Here's to continued curiosity, pushing outside of comfort zones, and lifelong learning.

My life in two buckets

Is it just me or when it boils down to it, our lives could fit into two buckets, work and play… curious: how many buckets do you have?

@ Work

Do what you love, and never work a day in your life.

Having experienced numerous late nights, early mornings, and all-nighters, I’ve realized that the key to success lies in leveraging technology to scale and drive business efficiencies. Do this while showing up everyday doing what you enjoy? Now, that’s a winning recipe worth striving for.

@ Play

Blogs, vlogs, and logs - oh hey!

I find joy in laughing until my stomach aches and doing things that make my heart race. With the aim of chronicling my interests, adventures, and thoughts, my intention is to document my journey on this platform. Perhaps along the way, I will inspire others to confront their fears, just as I have.

Top 8 Passions (other than "all things Marketing")

01.

Leveraging Tech

Completely addicted to finding and leveraging technology to scale corporate growth

02.

User Conversions

Figuring out the funnel, reducing churn, and “leveling up” the user type/tier… warms me right up!Β 

03.

Storytelling

In love with igniting & positioning brand narratives to match the corporate cultureΒ 

04.

My Team

VIP: Working with positive people that inspire you to be your best #yourvibeattractsyourtribe

05.

Family & Friends

The eldest of 5, family first is a must… friends equals family that we get to choose

06.

Two-Wheels

Be it downhill mountain biking, dirt biking, or motorcycling… always ready to do it all

07.

Lifelong Learning

never stop learning. always continue to evolve, because #darwinstheory

08.

Laughs & Fun

Why so serious? Smile. We’re here for a good time, not a long time. living every day with intention.

watch me in action

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A casual hobby that I am thrilled to add to my repertoire of trades… how it came about? Essentially, I’ve always found myself reminiscing “remember the time…” moments and through journaling, photographs, and now video, my YouTube Channel is simply another outlet for me to reference during my ‘forgetful times.’ Enjoy!

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Total Eclipse πŸŒ™πŸŒ”πŸŒ–πŸŒ—
Last pic was taken by me... 
As you can see, I was working 
And pics were taken by P 

#totaleclipse
#psAdventures
Um, πŸ‘½ πŸ›° 🌌

P.S. I know he loves me when he sends me these kinds of pics and helps me jump-start my dead Jeep before he takes his little lady to school and starts work for the day... ya, kind of pretty lucky and spoiled. Love you, bb 😘 #notallheroswearcapes

P.P.S. Wonder if this had anything to do with the eclipse yesterday πŸ€” 

#psAdventures #theyareamongus
When these moments remind him of me πŸ₯°, it's love 

#onewithnatureπŸƒ #psAdventures
Did you know that when you open a vacuum cleaner and clean it... You BECOME a vacuum cleaner. 🀯🫠

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#psAdventures #CouplesGoals
Throwback to our first massive snowfall... So what's on the agenda, babe? ⁠
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Instagram vs. Reality 
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βœ… Snowboarding in the ravine⁠
⁉️ Parked blocks away so we don't 'accidentally' get stuck. Carry our snowboard to the ravine. Board through the trees... Have you ever boarded down ungroomed snow?! #HardStuff!⁠

βœ… Strap in and street-Snowboard behind ⁠the car
πŸ₯³ K, this one was super fun. Where people opted to stay indoors and not get into their cars, we turned out block and roads into a playground. Kids and parents applauding our thirst for fun (and a few 'Karens' throwing a few f-bombs bc of the "danger" aspect of it) 
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The right place at the right time had us flying towards the sunset for many hours on end. Hello, the longest sunset we've ever experienced πŸŒ‡ 

Also, a few gorgeously frigid shots of Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 

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Is it riding szn yet? 🏍 We're debating on selling our bikes and investing in a legit electric downhill mountain bike. Anyone have one that can share their experiences? 

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What's in the pipeline? ⁠
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🧊 and darkness... ⁠
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Of course, this was his idea, but I am glad he made me do it. ⁠
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There's a zen-like feeling from the crunch of the ice, the shift from a little bit of light to complete darkness as you walked further in... and pushing your comfort level just a little bit further with every step. Imagine even the sound of silence echoing in the distance. That's that moment. ⁠
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Would you go down a dark hole where every sound is echoed? ⁠

P.S. bonne année 2023 🎊
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"Do you guys hear that? It sounds like rain in the forest but it's not raining... What is it?"⁠
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Answer: Caterpillars pooping.

Learn something everyday... 
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I am dating a fish. ⁠🦈
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Just a pretty serene moment on our icy hike. No soul in sight. Just us, Cartman, and these frozen balloons adding colour to the set. ⁠
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It feels like a vacation. ⁠
Oh, it IS a vacation. ⁠
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What is a vacation?⁠
Life. ⁠And whatever you make of it. 
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You know how I know he loves me?⁠
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He sends me random pictures throughout his day. ⁠
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He loves his mushrooms... He's French after all. ⁠
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What's your love language?
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"Where do you wanna wake up tomorrow?" he'd ask, and I'd always respond "by the water, with a view." ⁠
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And he never disappoints. ⁠
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Kind of boggles my mind that around this time last year we woke up at our final van-life destination. ⁠
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We drove to... I am not sure where. He looked at the map and said "well if we wake up there and if the sun decides to come out, we'll wake up with a beautiful view."

Parked up on a picturesque backdrop, with a lighthouse to bat. We celebrated with an amazing steak and pasta dinner, and winter fire. One of those nights where we didn't want to fall asleep because we didn't want the night to end. ⁠
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But of course, we're only human so we passed out. ⁠
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Lesson learned? Don't park on a landing overnight. The wind is INSANE and will wake you into a state of "WTF is going on outside? Is someone there? Why is our van moving? Babe! Wake up, I can't sleep!" ⁠
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Of course, he'd come to our rescue and moved the van to a less windy spot. 

Thank you, babe. Xo πŸ₯°β 
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It's been a while ❀️ Have a safe long weekend everybody πŸŒ‡

#nofilter #psadventures #sunriselover
A few moments from our hike at the secret bluffs yesterday. πŸ₯°

Completely a diff scene from our winter hikes here. πŸ™ƒ

If you wanna check it out, be prepared for random high folks and no-warning nudists beaches.

Hahaha, ew. πŸ’€

But otherwise, hike was pretty perfect... lots of beautiful sights and moments to take in. Great climb as well πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ

Love you babe! πŸ€—

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Me: babe, I am going to climb and see what's inside! 
Him: ... 
Me: babe, look! I'm here!!! 
Him: πŸ“Έ
Does it get more blue and beautiful than this? 🌊

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When your bf is a closet photographer... we get great candid shots of our #daydate 

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In peace... not a soul in sight on this 7km run. Great job babe ❀

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Happy Lunar New Year 🐯πŸ₯°

We celebrated it with a nice famjam hike at the bluffs. Loved having the place pretty much to ourselves and making our own trails... 

Also grateful for whoever found Cartman's shoe on the way back to the car. Thanks for taking the time and putting it in the tree πŸ₯°

These are the "basic days" we live for. 

#luckygirl #happiness #YouGetWhatYouGive 

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You know how sometimes you make a little change in routine and it turns into a ripple effect of abundance of the simple Joy's of life that you would otherwise miss of you decided to stick with "Plan A"? 

This was one of those moments. 

What started off as a simple "I wanna try a new hike" turned out to be one of the most calmest day's of 2022. We went with the flow, even climbed cliffs, and was rewarded with the only lot that was deserted at the top. The odds of that happening? Well for us, 100% 

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Finally powder I don't mind wiping out in... I mean it's only fun when you try jumps, no?πŸ‚πŸŒ¨

So not gonna lie, I've always been a timid/safe rider... but this year, with our recent snowfall and a great ass coach, I'm swinging my body into the carves and even trying out little jumps here and there. Getting the air, and not landing the fall is great when you have 50cm of fluff to fall into 🀀πŸ₯°πŸ˜‚

Bravo babe! πŸ‘

#psAdventures #snowboardcouples #snowboarding #powpow #powder #torontosnowstorm #welovesnow
What started out as a fun "let's run half a marathon" goal in June, turned into a target to hit every month. Addicted to the streak, I ran 7 half a marathons in 2021. That's 154KM! BUT a more impressive stat, I was able to track that I ran over 851KM throughout the year! 

Last year was by far our best running year yet. The competitor in me makes me wanna beat that in 2022. Who best to try and beat than your past selves right?

What are some of your 2022 habits/goals? How are your tracking them?

P.s. yay us, but babe, we gotta get back into this running business...

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Making it look so easy ❀

It's kind of amazing that we met just a year ago. Can't wait for our "many more years to come" adventures. 🎸

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Have you ever stared at a fire so deep and long that it felt like a meditation when you "snap out of it?" I am not exactly sure where I went, but the depth of the meditation our last night was... well, universal. It's pitch black with only our fire as light, waves ebbing and flowing just a few meters away, the wind quietly and calmly passing through as we just took it all in. In silence. In awe. It's the simple things that make it all worth it, truly. 

Love you babe.

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Imagine waking up here your first night of Vanlife, would you ever want to go back? 

Is it time for an early retirement?

Aren't these moments with nature what life is all about? 

Questions that are more present to me nowadays.

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"Do you think this string is going to stop me from checking it out up close?" 
Answer: Nope! 

We choose to use manmade signs and "do not enter" strings as cautionary guidelines and allow the visual nature cues and feels to tell us the real story. Sure, that looks dangerous, but I think we can make it down... once we get there, let's just walk down/through it, and find a less suspicious place to enjoy our lunch. 

Always looking for ways to enjoy the roads less traveled... ❀

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We run so we feast harder... Rain or Snow, the streak lives on πŸ‘ŸπŸ₯“

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Christmas is in the air, hello 9ft tree! β„πŸŽ„

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Imagine waking up here... #vanlife 

Our first morning in Tobermory, we woke up here. So grateful he knows Toby like the back of his hand and knew exactly where to park... ❀

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We joined #vanlife. Second stop, Belle River, On. Have you ever stood next to a wind turbine and listened to it turn? Insane!

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Daddy daughter dates just warms my β€β€β€πŸ€—πŸ‚

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How we celebrate Thanksgiving... Run 25 KM and go home to a big bowl of pho β€πŸπŸ‚ 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! 

Love you babe

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If I were a leaf, I hope to land on a river πŸπŸ‚πŸ¦ƒβ›΅

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Autumn colours, just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving long weekendπŸπŸ‚πŸ¦ƒ

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To be a land/lake surveyor in the fall seems to be a pretty cool gig

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Foreshadowing much? #vacationmode #nofilter 

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People who admire the sun, moon, and stars are a special kind of breed... πŸŒ…πŸŒ•πŸŒ 

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Do you see what I see? Or is it just me? β˜οΈπŸ’­

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A JILL OF MANY TRADES & A MASTER OF ONE

Chasing my dreams and maybe inspiring a few along the way

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