Weekend Recap: A Surprisingly Pumpkin-y Good Time

Since I travel four days a week, I have to make the absolute most of my limited time at home. As a result, there is nothing I hate more than being home without any plans. So, I usually start planning my weekend on Monday or Tuesday, and if I don’t have a full roster of activities by Wednesday, I start getting a little anxious. This week was one of those times when I didn’t have a lot planned, and I {Read More}

Links I Love: October 15, 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 Not Enough Experience For The Job You Want? Here’s How To Get Around It. (Bossed Up) How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer. (Fast Company) How to know if you have impostor syndrome—and what to do about it. (Well & Good NYC) 5 Hacks to Boost {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Resting Up for the Race

Yesterday, I ran the Louisville Half Marathon. I’ll do a full race report tomorrow, but it feels important to start my weekend recap with that, as resting up for it drove most of my weekend activities! Friday I had a lot of volunteer work to do. Up at Boulder County Parks & Open Space, I led “school days” activities, where kids from area elementary schools came to Walker Ranch on a field trip to learn about 19th century ranch life. {Read More}

Links I Love: October 9, 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 Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified. (Harvard Business Journal) The 7 Essential Qualities of Effective Feedback. (Zapier) How Smart People Bring Problems to Their Boss. (Daily Muse) ‘You’re Married; You Don’t Need a Raise’. (Verily) Retail Stores Made Elmira, N.Y., an Unlikely Success—Now They’re Gone. (Wall {Read More}

2017 Monthly Check In: August and September

As you may have noticed, I didn’t end up writing a goal recap for August :( September was just a really busy month, and I ended up falling behind on several fronts, so now you’re getting August and September rolled into one. Here’s how I progressed on my 2017 goals in the last two months: I have been completely missing my 10 pushups / 20 split squats / 30 plank leg lifts routine, and it really shows when it comes to my pushups. {Read More}

Weekend in Photos: Fall Colors in Colorado

I normally hate when bloggers post tons of photos instead of actually writing a post. In case you couldn’t tell by the verbosity of most of my posts, I’m very much a word person – which was further proven to me when I went to a game night on Sunday and totally failed at Codenames Pictures even though the original Codenames is one of my favorite games of all time. Fail! But, the highlights for me this weekend were a Saturday {Read More}

What I Read in September 2017

As I predicted a few weeks ago when I wrote up my books read in August, September was a light reading month for me – I read just five books last month. That puts me at 78 books for the year, which is still four books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books for the year. That means I’m still on track, but I can’t afford any more slacking! I’m hoping to step up my game in {Read More}

Links I Love: October 1, 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 Reese Witherspoon Has Something to Say to Women About Ambition. (Glamour Magazine) 100 Women: ‘I dye my hair brown to be taken more seriously at work’. (BBC World) I’m A Woman, Shake My Hand, Damn It. (Deadspin) Should You Worry about Imposter Syndrome?. (LinkedIn) Similar: Imposter Syndrome: Why You Have It {Read More}

Back to Central Park

Yesterday, I had a quick overnight in NYC for work – but that was enough time for me to sneak in dinner with a few friends, plus a run in Central Park. It’s always a treat to get to go visit New York, where I lived for so long! While Colorado was chilly this weekend, Manhattan was pretty hot yesterday – it was in the mid-80s when I headed out for a run after work. So sticky! But the lack {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Denver Oktoberfest

In June, I wrote my summer bucket list… and then I only accomplished about half the things on the list. But I still loved the idea, and so I made a fall bucket list two weeks ago. Well, that fall bucket list has already been a huge success! A lot of my friends have been eagerly wanting to join me for some of the activities on it, and I love looking at the list and picking something out to do {Read More}