Not to get too confessional but the last week of work has had me in a roller-coaster of emotions. When you've experienced work mishaps or issues concerning coworkers how do you handle the stress of the situation? Who do you turn to when you need to support? How do you move on from the problem you're dealing with and when is it the right time to leave your current work situation? Hopefully you all have had a much better week than I have. We'll catch up next week! Themed Parties or Not? Eating in Bed Women Share Good Advice (image)
Of A Kind - Now that I am a newsletter fiend, Of A Kind is my recent favorite read. Luckily I don't have to wait an entire week, instead they start off the week with their recommendations and what they are up too. Do yourself a favor and subscribe. Also, the recommend they greatest fashion choices. Pom Pom Earrings - I've been into this earrings for a long time. They've been sitting in my cart for over a year simply because I've worn stud earrings my whole life. To update my look and my earring game, I can't wait to try them on. Here's to hoping that don't look ridiculous on me. Universal Thread - Have you seen the newest fashion collaboration at Target?! I'm so into Universal Thread, I want everything in the collection. Have you known about this line at Target, apparently I'm pretty late to the game.
How have you been? I know it's been awhile since I've posted in this space and it's not that I don't want to be here but life has gotten a little bit in the way. Work seems to be taking up more and more time and I've somehow managed to take on more work with several several side projects. I've been trying to take a few breaks from technology to enjoy more of life but I do miss it here. I'm in the middle of doing a massive update to the blog, I've purchased my domain and hopefully will be transferring everything to the new site soon. Hope all is well wherever you may be. (image)
"Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal." -Cheryl Strayed (image)
A Love Note To My Body
First of all,
I want to say
For the heart you kept beating
even when it was broken.
For every answer you gave me in my gut.
For loving me back
even when I didn't know how to love you.
For every time you recovered when I
pushed you pat our limits.
For waking up.
-Cleo Wade (image)
Happy Friday! Since Coachella is in it's first week, I plan on being far away from the festival since it's in my hometown. I'm spending the day with a coworker and socializing it up and networking with other fab ladies at the Create and Cultivate Pop-Up at the Ace tomorrow. Besides that I'm indulging myself with a fancy grilled cheese dinner and trying to get on that spring cleaning. See you next week :)
A fun light hearted read about a woman in the book industry; this debut novel is filled with feminism, pop culture and social media. Guaranteed to be a favorite for any millennial girl. The bible for women on their way. Turn that side hustle into the real thing! And one last one, I was crying from laughing so hard with A Girls Guide to Personal Hygiene. Read it and tell me what you think?!
Is poetry dying? It sure does seem like it, but it's not! Is poetry still relevant, absolutely! And it's our jobs as librarians to keep it alive. Find a short poem and carry it with you, read it to yourself everyday for the rest of the month and hold on to it, hold on to the words, memorize it, and feel the emotion. I will leave you with this poem by one of our favorites, Mary Oliver. "There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled. Like telling someone you love them. Or giving your money away, all of it. Your heart is beating, isn't it? You're not in chains, are you? There is nothing more pathetic than caution, when headlong might save a life, even, possibly, your own."
last (and most meaningful) project I’ve been working on is actually happening
and I could not be more excited to host our first event. It will still be a bit
before our first event but I am really looking forward to hanging out with all
the lovely and ambitious ladies that live in my hometown. The
whole idea of creating a space for women to hang out between work and going
home really started steven years ago when I moved back to Palm Springs after
college and living between Indiana and New York. I found myself living with my
parents and trying to figure out the next step. As an introvert there was no
space where I could just be quiet and read, find like-minded girls to chat with
or find the right environment to foster the healthy and ambitious mindset to
help me figure out my life. With a degree in History and Intercultural Studies,
my only options at the time were going into education or going back to school.
The latter ended up happening and this passion project went on hold for…
Five Things You Should Know About Sara Blakely:
1. Blakely graduated from Florida State with a degree in Communication.
2. In between working at Disney World, Sara occasionally worked as a comedian.
3. She is the youngest self made female billionaire in the world.
4. The pair of pantyhose she cut the feet from is on display at Spanx Headquarters.
5. She next venture is to create the most comfortable high heel shoe.