Restful Nights and Bright, Bright Sunshine-y Days

I’ve written a bit about my struggles with insomnia lately – and I’m still really not sure what’s going on. I had originally attributed it to my East Coast travel, but last Friday morning I woke up at 3:30am East Coast time (or 1:30am Mountain Time) and couldn’t get back to sleep. So clearly, the cross-country travel isn’t the issue, and I’m not sure what is. But the truly weird thing is, the lack of sleep didn’t really bother me too much. {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Short and Sweet

What a quick weekend! I got home at 11pm Thursday night, and had to be out the door at 4:30am Friday to do a volunteer shift at Denver Rescue Mission before work. It was a busy day at work, coupled with another volunteer activity in the afternoon – this one at Girls Inc. A group of my colleagues organized an event where we led the girls in various activities. I was responsible for the cookie decorating station, which was definitely {Read More}

Links I Love: February 19, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Read This Before You Ask Someone to Coffee. (LinkedIn) Related: 5 Easy Ways To Screw Up A Coffee. (LinkedIn) #PwCTakesABreak. Great post by my market managing partner! I know it’s a bit outdated since it was about our holiday break, but I still think it’s an awesome corporate policy. (LinkedIn) Sallie {Read More}

Getting Through the Day on 4.5 Hours of Sleep

My flight to Florida last night landed at 11:45pm, at which point I had to go get my rental car and then drive 90 minutes up I-95, check into my hotel, and finally crash into bed. To stay awake on the drive, I blasted a lot of Lady Gaga and sang along at the top of my lungs… which worked surprisingly well. But when I got checked in, washed up, and got into bed? I finally got to sleep around {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Fail to Plan and Plan to Fail

This weekend started off pretty fabulously. On Friday afternoon, I learned that I’ve been selected as one of BizWest Magazine’s “40 Under Forty” – a huge honor that I still can’t believe I’ve received! Fortunately, I already had plans for a Galentine’s party that night with my best friends, so it was easy to pop open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate :) On Saturday and Sunday, though, things were much more low key – but not for good reasons. {Read More}

Links I Love: February 12, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER 10 Worst Lies You’ve Been Told About Making a Living. (CheatSheet) 12 Pieces of Career Advice I Would Give My Younger Self. (Café Mom) Are You Required To Find + Follow Your Calling?. (Yes and Yes) How to find out in an interview if someone is a giver or a {Read More}

Sponsored: 2017 Folgers Jingle Contest

This post was sponsored by Folgers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsement and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Several years ago, I stopped drinking caffeinated coffee regularly and switched to drinking decaf unless it’s a morning when I’m really tired and need an extra kick. That strategy has worked out phenomenally well – {Read More}

New Project: I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

One of the best parts about consulting is how we move around from project to project, applying experience in one industry/situation to another. One month I’m working on a business case for a new product in the tech industry, the next, I’m writing change management communications for a pharmaceutical client. I’m always learning something new, and there’s definitely never any opportunity to get bored or complacent! That’s why I came back to consulting after a brief stint working “in industry” (as we {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #3

This Saturday was race #3 in the 3W Races Westminster Six Pack Series, and if I stuck with my plan to always do the longest distance offered, it was my last time attempting the 5K distance. For races 4, 5, and 6, I’d be running 4 miles, 5 miles, and 10K, respectively. I was looking forward to the challenge, but also kind of mad at myself that I had let all the 5Ks go by without ever actually doing any {Read More}

Links I Love: February 5, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Why Young Girls Don’t Think They Are Smart Enough. (New York Times) Six Tips For Improving Your Digital Job Search While You’re Unemployed. (Fast Company) How to come up with exciting business ideas in 3 steps. (Crew Blog) 10 Great Reasons To Get Pumped Up For A New Career In {Read More}