Welcome to Just via Syl, my (internet) home.

Hi! My friends and family know me as Sylvia (nicknames aplenty), and this blog began as an attempt for me to document my NYC experiences, food adventures, and personal style. Now, it’s still very much all of that, but more so of a place where I share my personal and professional development throughout adulthood and learnings as both a full-time employee and Master’s student in Human Resource Management and Development (Concentration in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership). I’m using this blog as a way to reflect on experiences and illustrate the importance of strategy, storytelling and developing genuine, long-lasting connections/relationships to people and places. I’m deeply in love with learning and believe that when you stop learning, you stop growing. My goal for this blog is to bring more positive energy into the world, motivate myself and others to live our best lives, and share my knowledge and experiences not limited to career development, self esteem and confidence, mental health, kindness and finding happiness even in the toughest of times. I welcome you to discuss, learn, grow, and share with me and with one another.

When I’m not blogging, schooling, or working, I enjoy kickboxing, exploring new places and gaining new perspective and experiences, sipping on bubble tea, seeing/petting dogs and losing my cool, taking photos, curling up with a good book, letting my mind wander and write, and hanging by the edge of my seat catching up on shows. I also get incredibly excited over planners, stickers, good puns and dad jokes.

I hope that you are able to find something interesting, helpful, or new to take away with you. I welcome you to disagree with me. This is not an attitude, challenge or a dare…I really love hearing what you have to say. If you leave my blog feeling a bit more inspired, informed, curious, or empowered, then I have done what I have set out to do.

I love connecting with amazing people and hearing others’ stories, finding little gem of places to visit and cool sights to take in. If you know of anything I should check out, please leave me a message to introduce yourself/email me/connect with me via Instagram or Twitter– I also want to be a resource to you and know what type of content you want to see more of. My story is still being written and really, thank you for being part of it 🙂


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