Travel Thursday: How Social Media Affects Perceptions

Ah, Thursdays. The day I try to come home, but am often thwarted. Last night, I ended up stuck in Dallas overnight, so you’re getting my travel Thursday thoughts on a Friday this time ;) It’s always interesting to see people’s reaction when I tell them I work in the airline industry – it’s not really an industry that has many fans these days! And a few months ago, when David Dao was kicked off United Express 3411, people were {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: May

Whoops, June has been super busy and so I’m more than two weeks late in getting this check in done! I’ll keep it short, but want to stay accountable by still talking about my goal progress in May. Toward the end of the month, I fell off the bandwagon with my morning routine of 10 pushups, 20 lunges, and 30 plank leg lifts. About halfway through the month, I switched from lunges to bodyweight split squats, and I liked that change {Read More}

Links I Love: June 18, 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 The best ways to deal with narcissistic coworkers, according to a psychiatrist. (Quartz) Will You Have a Job in 10 Years? Five Visionaires Weigh In. (The Simple Dollar) Your work makes you happier than you think. (A Life of Productivity) How to Not Take Toxic Coworkers Personally. (Career Contessa) How {Read More}

Travel Thursday: How Likely Are You To Get Bumped From a Flight?

TGI Flyday! I’m in flight and on my way home for the first time in nearly ten days, and I’m so excited to get back home tonight. This is one of those nights where I don’t want to get home a second later than planned – I am just so excited to get back to my very own bed, especially after sleeping in a twin XL all weekend back at college ;) Ever since the much-publicized United Express incident back {Read More}

I’m Going Streaking

I may be back from Cornell, and I may be sleeping in a glorious king-sized bed instead of a twin XL (thank goodness)… but that doesn’t mean I can’t go streaking, right? A few weeks ago, Runner’s World announced their annual running streak challenge: run at least a mile every single day from Memorial Day through July 4th. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m attempting to take on this challenge… and possibly even extend it all the way through {Read More}

Ten Year Reunion Weekend

This weekend was kind of crazy – but also really amazing. It was my ten year college reunion, and I headed to beautiful Ithaca, New York to celebrate with friends. I was so excited! The forecast wasn’t looking good for the long weekend – rainy and a little bit cold. Fortunately, while my week working in Florida was incredibly rainy, the weather turned around massively and was absolutely perfect in Ithaca all weekend long – sunny, warm, and beautiful. The downside {Read More}

Links I Love: June 11, 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 Your Mindset Won’t Save Your Career. (Fast Company) Template Toolbox: Craft Your Easy Breezy Elevator Pitch. (Idealist Careers) How to Bolster Work Relationships When You’re Remote. (Crew Blog) Sheryl Sandberg’s Accidental Revolution. (Backchannel) How Much Time Will You Spend in Meetings this Week?. (Time Management Ninja) How to Run {Read More}

Race Report: Broncos 7K

After the Bolder Boulder last Monday, I spent most of the week feeling sluggish still. I went to Orangetheory on Tuesday, but was so tired that I realized it may have been a mistake to go. My friend Heidi warned that I might be overtraining, and while I didn’t think that was an issue, taking a few days off probably wasn’t a bad idea. And besides – with only four days in between the Bolder Boulder and my next race, I {Read More}

What I Read in May 2017

Despite May being a busy month with my mom visiting, I read 10 books – well on track to make my goal of 100 books this year. As of today, June 6, I’m at 50 books for the year, and I’m in the middle of a few good books right now too! Without further ado, here’s what I read over the last month. 4 stars: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch: My neighbor recommended this page turner, and it took me {Read More}

Links I Love: June 4, 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 Bain and LinkedIn Partner to Help Get More Women to the Top in Business. Some interesting points in here about why the glass ceiling still exists. (Clear Admit) Creative Careers Demand Reinvention. (99U) Communicating to break through silos. (Patty Azzarello) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 7 Easy Steps to Make Small Talk (When {Read More}