My name is Donatella and I am a 20 year-old Canadian student living in Ottawa

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On this blog I post about a wide range of topics most pertaining to student life such as study tips, note-taking, language learning, wellness and travelling for students. My goal with my content is to encourage the audience (you!) to stay motivated with your studies, learn new ways to stay focused in school while also providing some fun posts about miscellaneous things (cause you gotta have that work life balance).

I am currently in the third year of my undergrad in Legal Studies with my minor in Italian (I also study French) and I am working towards being fluent in both languages by the end of my degree.

The Blog

Istarted this blog for several reasons. The major one being that there was not a lot of blogs towards studying languages and student life. I was always looking on the internet for a place that would give me study/organization tipsย  while also providing some REAL advice about life as a students. So I thought that I should try my hand at blogging as maybe there was other people who were interested in the same things as me.


My interests include: making lists, the art of sarcasm, all things aesthetically pleasing, the colour red, wordplay, rollercoasters, having an analogy for everything, collecting post cards, the occasional shot of espresso (with three teaspoons for sugar)

So click around and check out my latest post or head over to my Instagram.

-Ciao, Donatella

32 thoughts on “About

  1. About the coffee…right there with ya. One of my bosses only scheduled meetings for after 9:30 am, to give me time to get caffeine in my veins. Otherwise, he knew I’d be mostly silent. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I binge read all of your posts at 2am because I just find them so entertaining and relatable. I feel as though I know you in real life๐Ÿ˜œ Please do a post about your relationship experiences and how to talk to guys you like. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog. So much so that I binge read all of your posts at 2am all in one night. You are so relatable and I feel as though I personally know you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    P.s. Please keep blogging!
    P.p.s I have a request: please do a post on your relationship experiences/thoughts on relationships in highschool and HOW TO TALK TO GUYS YOU LIKE (kidding, but not kidding)

  4. Donatella,

    You don’t know me but I wanted to tell you thank you SOOOO much for taking time to read the post I had made about the struggles and difficulties my family and I are facing right now with my mom’s colon cancer diagnosis. It had been reblogged on “THEGIRLWHOFEAROBLIVION”‘s blog the other day and I saw you had “liked” it on there. Me and my brother are trying to do everything in our power to gain traction for the cancer relief crowd funding page that we put together for her. I would humbly ask that you contribute whatever you possibly can. Even if it’s $5 or something still every little bit helps. We’re just a small family of me, my mom and brother and she isn’t able to work because of her chemo and I haven’t been able to work much because I have to stay home and be a full time caregiver and guardian for my brother. I do some freelance work online and odd jobs around town but it’s not enough to support our family. If you can’t contribute please consider reblogging our post:


    or visit the actual crowd funding donation page at:


    Thank you SO much again for your time and consideration,

    Christopher Michael

  5. Hey Donatella, I love your name.
    Your blog looks super nice and is really comfortable to read. The photography is especially eye catching.
    I just came over to say thank you for following my blog, I really appreciate it. Right now I’m in love with your blog though so please don’t feel too spammed if I like half a dozen of your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hey Old Sport, first of all, I just want to say thank you for helping me out on The Millionaireโ€™s Digest.I may not know you very well and you may not know me very well either, but what I do know is this: Me and You make a powerful team, and youโ€™ve got that hard strong work ethic like I do that not many people have. Now I just want to tell you that Iโ€™ve upgraded your account, so now you can do so much more on it. I also hope you feel like youโ€™re actually an official owner/administrator of The Millionaireโ€™s Digest And basically what I just did is Iโ€™ve given you the power to do pretty much anything and everything that I do. The only thing you canโ€™t do is delete the website, lol, but I trust you enough that you wouldnโ€™t do that.

    Oh and speaking of deleting the website, I havenโ€™t really told anyone this, but Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™m going to continue The Millionaireโ€™s Digest. But I mean, I donโ€™t know and not that itโ€™s a bad thing or anything. I just donโ€™t think itโ€™s something for me anymore. So instead of deleting it, I think Iโ€™m going to turn it over to the first 10 people (which includes you) who listened to all my directions right straight from the beginning when I first started to allow people to join our team. But I donโ€™t know. And lol, Iโ€™m not sick or high or anything. Itโ€™s just, I guess Iโ€™m not sure.

    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Iโ€™ve upgraded your account so you donโ€™t freak out the next time you come to write an article for it. Thank you again Old Sport for helping me.



    P.S. โ€“ Iโ€™ll make an advertisement and put it up on the front page so when people click on it, itโ€™ll send them straight directly from my website to yours. Just give me like 15 minutes!

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