Weekend Recap: Back from Vienna

After those last two very long blog posts on Vienna and Ragnar, how about a (slightly) shorter weekend recap? I got home from Vienna on Thursday afternoon, and dove right back into life in Superior. My friend Heidi was throwing a “girls’ night in” with a twist: she invited various local beauty vendors to host their services at her house, and all of us got to sip wine and nibble on desserts and hors d’oeuvres in between treatments. Even though {Read More}

Links I Love: May 12, 2019

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 / BUSINESS Teach Your Teen That Networking Is Actually Important. (Lifehacker) Use Your College’s Career Services Office to Help You Find Your Next Job, Even if You Graduated Years Ago. (Lifehacker) Want to Build Your Career? Ask Your Boss These Questions. (Lifehacker) The Difference Between Bad Managers and Good Managers. {Read More}

Vacation Recap: Five Days in Vienna

Last week, I took a last minute whirlwind vacation to Vienna, Austria – and it was fabulous! Work has been incredibly stressful lately, so when my friend Craig (who’s spending six weeks traveling in Africa and Eastern Europe) invited me to join him for a few days in Austria… I said yes. Thanks to my stash of airline miles, it didn’t cost anything out of pocket for me to book flights there and back. The only challenge was the itinerary: {Read More}

Weekend / Race Recap: Ragnar Virginia

Thursday night kicked off my second ever Ragnar Relay experience. Although this time was with many of the same coworkers from when I ran Ragnar Chicago last year, this year’s race was totally different – we had signed up for a trail Ragnar in Richmond, Virginia! Trail Ragnar Relays are very different from road Ragnar Relays. On the road, you and your teammates are all in a van, while one person runs. At designated exchanges, another team member jumps out {Read More}

What I Read in Q1 2019

I haven’t done a “what I read” post since January – oops! That’s partially because I’ve been too busy to create this post, and partially because I haven’t been reading enough to warrant it. So far this year, I’m up to 18 books read – which is 16 short of where I should be if I want to read 100 books this year. We’ll see if it happens, but even if it doesn’t, it’s a good stretch goal to keep {Read More}

Links I Love: May 5, 2019

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 / BUSINESS Pretty Can Hurt Women’s Careers. (New York Times) A Baby Boom in the C-Suite: How a new generation of leaders is redefining working motherhood. (LinkedIn) Resilience: How Women Use Obstacles to Fuel Their Success. (Wall Street Journal) Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’. (New York Times) {Read More}

Links I Love: April 28, 2019

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 / BUSINESS 7 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job. (Her Money Media) Women Candidates Still Tagged as Too ‘Emotional’ to Hold Office. (US News) Open Salary Policies at the Office Are Trending—But Is It a Good Idea?. (PureWow) Why ‘Going Part-Time’ Can Be a Trap. (Lifehacker) The common pitfall {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Spring is Here!

This week, I had to be in New York until Friday. Fortunately, I was able to catch an early flight, and it was on time, so I still made it home at 5pm to start my weekend. And I started my weekend in a great way – my neighborhood friend Kate had invited a bunch of friends over for a last minute happy hour! About a dozen families brought drinks to share and kicked in a few bucks for dinner, {Read More}

Links I Love: April 21, 2019

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 / BUSINESS How to Find Trustworthy College Admissions Advice. (New York Times) The Batshit Lengths These Guys Go to Retire by Age 40. (Mel Magazine) What to Do If You’re Paid Less Than a Male Co-Worker. (New York Magazine) How to Keep Meeting Attendees Off Their Smartphones. (Skift) Solving Amazon’s {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Fairytale Ball

Weekend of April 13th-14th This weekend was centered around one big event – A Precious Child’s annual fundraising gala, which this year was themed as a fairy tale ball! My Friday kicked off with a cool work event – I presented some of my new digital work, but did so at a bar in a low-key, open discussion format. It was a lot of fun, and I got some really positive feedback on one of the tools I developed! Unfortunately, {Read More}