Running from one location to another is but one of the many hats that comes with working in this industry. Truthfully, as chaotic as it can be I love it and it all comes as second nature to me, more now, especially with living outside of the city. I rely on GO Transit to skip traffic to experience faster, seamless commutes to get to all of my points of interest.
You may remember, I wrote a post spreading awareness on transit etiquette and shared the benefits of joining the conversation to help curb #etiquettefail(s). In this post, I want to expand on what helps make riding a better experience for everyone and this includes reviewing GO Transit‘s newly released book, ‘Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down.’ So keep reading!
What I like most about this book is the tongue in cheek humour relating to everyday transit etiquette, while putting forth the kind of etiquette expected from riders. No matter if you ride the GO once in a blue moon or on the daily, everyone can take something from each chapter. Whether that’s a simple reminder to not put your things on seats (butts only) or how noise can spoil a ride (i.e. waking up your fellow neighbour with music), you’ll find these tips are very implementable. I can’t say I’ve personally seen all of these examples happen on my commutes (thank goodness), but other riders have not be as lucky! I’m one of those people who are very mindful of my surroundings and am watchful of others, almost treating the space as my second home in a sense. If the suggestions in this book were all accounted for, we can treat GO Transit just as that; a second home and commuting would become comfortable and stress free for all.
It’s really interesting to see some of the top remarks made by a collective amount of concerned GO riders, which is how this book came together. Other than informing and educating the public transit masses on proper transit etiquette, ‘Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down’ is more than just a book covering that. It’s a daily reminder to think outside of yourself. It’s not just about you making the commute from point A to point B on the GO. You’ve joined others on this short journey as well. This is about keeping that moment or ride enjoyable while respecting others and the space you’re sitting in. The carefully curated lessons and quizzes like the decision-making flowchart for where you should appropriately sit, will be beneficial for those who may not know what to do in certain scenarios. Without giving away too much, this book is very informative, light and right to the point; an enjoyable read that will surely help keep #etiquettefail(s) to a minimum.
With the launch of their newly released book, three lucky readers will have a chance to win a copy of their own, plus a $100 PRESTO Card from GO Transit. To enter, leave me a comment below sharing what #etiquettefail(s) you would be happy to see fade into the background. Contest ends January 26th, 2018.
This giveaway is open to Canadian GTA residents only (winners must reside in the GTA). As of January 24, you can find the downloadable PDF for ‘Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down’ here.
Best of luck and thank you for reading! xoxo
This post was done in partnership with GO Transit. All opinions are my own.



Getting back to the swing of things here on Sweet as Fiction. First off, I wanted to say thank you for all of your love and support throughout 2017. I wouldn’t be here without you! Over the last couple of weeks, I took a step back to reflect on the things I’ve learned throughout the past year. I think this is so necessary in order to move forward into a new year. I can say 2017 was one big learning curve in all aspects of my life. I bought a house, switched cities, changed jobs and detoxed my life of relationships that no longer served me, all while focusing on growing my blog. It had a lot of ups and downs, but I learned about myself, life and business and feel it was all a step forward in the right direction. In a way, I think it was to prep me for what’s to come. 

Now with 2018 in full swing, I am looking forward to the new year ahead and have a long list of goals that I cannot wait to achieve! Don’t be afraid to dream big. I believe when you strive for greatness, the universe answers. I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for the year ahead. Do share below. xoxo



Fall is that magical time of year where the days slow down and you can feel the onset of the holidays just around the corner. That said, I love setting aside some time to rest up, re-evaluate goals and really focus on the things that I am grateful for (something I love doing daily.) With the change of a new season, means it’s also the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe. I would stick to the golden rule of thumb, keep what you love and find a way to have it on rotation. You’ve heard me mention it on previously here on Sweet As Fiction.

The term ‘shopping your own closet’ has been something that has stuck with me ever since I first heard it. It’s virtually affected how I shop to how I organize my things. When I am looking to add new items to my closet each season, I look for little details; whether it’s an embellishment, texture in a piece or just a special meaning behind an accessory. It has to be classic, something that can be mixed and matched seamlessly with virtually anything in my closet; that way I don’t end up discarding it months later. I’ve put together a mini list of my 10 fall must-haves below:
1. A neutral coloured sweater (beige, black or white)
2. Leather/faux leather pants
3. Moto leather jacket
4. An everyday flat boot. (Love the chloe studded boots)
5. A bright bold colour sweater (bright red, emerald green, light pink)
6. A suede flat with embellishment (anything with a touch of glitter or pattern)
7. A pair of classic sneakers (Love this and this)
8. Sock bootie heel
9. Neutral coloured coat
10. Long duster or trench coat
What are some of your fall favourites and how do keep your closet shoppable? Let me know below. xoxo