A JILL OF MANY TRADES
& MASTER OF ONE ~ MYSELF.

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?

at work

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

lots of late nights, early mornings, and all-nights to know that at the end of the day, it’s best we figure out how to scale and drive business efficiencies. leverage tech, empower employees, and tell your story.

at play

blogs, vlogs, and logs - oh hey!

documenting my journey, and using my personal website as a platform to capture my adventures, interests, and thoughts. who knows, i might inspire a few along the way to face their fears as i did. 

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! 

03.

storytelling

in love with igniting & positioning brand narratives to match the corporate culture

04.

my team

building, coaching, and scaling talented teams of varying sizes. #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.

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one.​"

– George R. R. Martin

I mean, who’s “Heather” of Chapters anyways? A bit out of place, but I figured by including my reads, I not only hold myself accountable for my “I’ve always wanted to Read A Book A Week” goal but also, my reviews and recommendations may inspire others *ahem, my siblings* to check out the books too! (p.s. In case you were wondering, “Heather” is Chapters CEO & Chief Booklover)

i'm a vlogger now

ok, it’s a casual hobby – but a hobby no less. check it out and let me know what you think! wanna show some love? be sure to like, share, and subscribe 🙂

what i write about... aka some blog tags

Once you stop learning, you start dying.​

– Albert Einstein

From being forced to learn how to drive a manual transmission, to learning how to ride a motorcycle and dirt bike (which are completely different, btw); tagged “LEARN” are a collection of my “I’ve always wanted to learn…” adventures. Follow my chase to get better with current and new hobbies. 

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.​

– Buddha

This collection is all about following my heart and feeling great in the process. Follow my progress of becoming a Yogi, meditator, runner, artist, and probably more. I am not trying to become the “pro” kind; rather I’m simply casting a vote everyday to help unleash these skills and titles within. “You’re welcome future Salyna…”

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

– Confucius

Could be argued as my favorite collection, “TRAVEL” is a series of stories abroad including those that will make you laugh, question “how I made it this far in life,” and perhaps provoke belly butterflies. This collection includes details of what I’ve done abroad, and one of my proudest “I’ve always wanted to” moment to-date – Taking my mom and grandparents to Laos.

watch me in action

want to see what I’ve been up to? subscribe to my YouTube channel! 

a casual hobby that I am thrilled to acquire into my repertoire of trades… how it came about? essentially, I’ve always found myself reminiscing “remember the time…” and through journaling, photographs, and now video [and of course a quick video edit], it’s simply another outlet for me to refer during forgetful times. enjoy!

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hikes, bikes, and likes. follow me to view my reels!

Never in a million years did I think I would try downhill mountain biking, but here we are trying it for the first time today! 

Long version: The first time I ever saw downhill mountain biking was in Whistler, and the first thing I thought was "well that's just insane" and "that's just for the true redbullers." 

Fast forward to this summer, I wasn't much of a cyclist, so I started with a super cute city bike. It really belongs on the road, but I took into the trails anyways (because I was craving dirtbike feels). Fell absolutely IN LOVE with the trails. Got myself a mountain bike to really "ride the trails." And got a fix on a weekly basis ever since.

"Downhill is my favorite sport..." he says. Seed planted. Reluctantly I agreed to try it because hey, "how do you know, unless you try?" 

First few runs, adrenaline rush 100%. After a little water break, fourth run, I was feeling super confident, and boom! I went over my handlebars! Grabbed the front brake WAY to quick coming in/out of a berm, and kicked the wind right out of me. Collected myself after that fall, and finished the course on an AMAZING note. 

I am not sure what came over me, but I went through the rest of it LIKE A PRO! 

Maybe I was mad at myself for not committing to berm earlier, or the berm was my "ah-ha" moment, but everything post the handlebars incident, I just sent it. Even got some air on one of the moguls! (A total accident)

Anyways, I may be a smidgen hooked now. 

My addiction: Having to calculate in real time how much brake, pedal, body weight to distribute forward and back, what line you want/need to take, where your front tire needs to be, where you need to be next, etc. Like c'mon, how do you beat that? The only way out is downhill. Be one with the bike, make calculated decisions and then you'll be fine. 

Shout out to to this gem of a man for helping me up when I fell, fixing my chain when it popped off, and coaching me through the tough drops (and there were many). My mountain hero ❤

Videos from GoPro coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy my first "photo dump." 

#salynasworld #nofilter #horseshoedownhill #psAdventures
Missing the days when #socialdistancing meant going to the country and ripping it around the farmland #becausewecan 

#lockdownloopies #bikerchicksofinsta #hondanation #hondamotorcycles #johndeere4x4 #countrygirlatheart #closethick #salynasworld
"Oh cool, is that a BB-gun?" *already have it in hand and looking for the BB pellet box for refills* 

#closethick #countrygirlatheart #pewpew #mondaymood  #mondayvibes #salynasworld
Taking a hike at the bluffs during a #stayathomeorder is allowed, right? #livingontheedge #airandexercise #hikerlife #hiketoronto #scarboroughbluffs #happiness #LuckyGirl #salynasworld
Tried my hand on a trials trick bike... Smile says it all ☀️

#TrialsBike #NewToyWhoDis #TricksAreForKids #BrapLife #bikerchicksofinsta #tb #nofilter #blessed #luckygirl #happiness #salynasworld
When you're travelling alone, don't be shy/afraid to ask people to take your photo! And if you've ever teetered with the idea of a #SoloTrip, I would highly recommend it. Clearly, I am ready for a real vacation now. ✈✈✈

#TuesdayTips #TipTuesday #SoloTravelsTipTuesday #TravelTuesday #TestimonialTuesday #TakeMeBackTuesday #SoloTraveler #VisitItaly #romeoandjuliet #SalynasWorld
Got my M license today! 🥳🏍❤
#ipassedmytest #celebrate #easterweekend🐰 #wootwoot #riderchicksofinstagram #salynasworld
Blonde hair, don't care #ThrowbackThursday (ngl, kinda miss it... should I do it again?)

#ThursdayThoughts #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #NoFilter #Jeep #ItsAJeepThing #JeepWave #Jeeping #OffRoad #OffRoading #Happiness #SalynasWorld

#SalynasWorld

A JILL OF MANY TRADES & A MASTER OF ONE

Chasing my dreams and maybe inspiring a few along the way

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