Weekend Recap: Vaccine, Long Run, and Free Skiing

On Thursday, I got a special surprise – at lunchtime, I had a call from the Walmart pharmacy in Longmont. They had extra doses of the COVID19 vaccine and asked if I could be there in 90 minutes to get one! I started literally jumping for joy and dancing around the house with glee, and Sadie got into the act too (though she had no idea what was making me so crazy). I know the vaccine isn’t a panacea, and {Read More}

Links I Love: March 7, 2021

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 When is it time to turn your side hustle into a full-time business?. (Zapier) 5 Areas You’re Overlooking When It Comes to Diversity. (Under 30 CEO) How a Shadow Army of Ghost Kitchens Took Over America’s Restaurants. (Medium) Burger King Launches Loyalty Program in Five US Markets. (Morning {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Long Run and Mountains with Sadie

My weekend kicked off in a pretty typical way – after my last meeting of the day, I knocked out a bunch more work and cleaned out my inbox a bit to try to destress, then made pizza with Mom… and also snuck in a quick Peloton chest and back class while it baked. In the evening, we watched two episodes of Smash before I was exhausted and called it a night. We are working our way through this series! The {Read More}

Links I Love: February 28, 2021

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 COVID-19 Speeds Up Change Process In Digital Workplace. (CMS Wire) Pandemic readiness: the new reality for employers. (LinkedIn) Consumer Demand Snaps Back. Factories Can’t Keep Up.. (Wall Street Journal) 5 Customer Engagement Strategies Brands Should Use in 2021. (Under 30 CEO) 4 Ways to Invest in Yourself As {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Wine Tasting and Cross-Country Skiing

After the five days up in Minturn for last weekend’s ski certification, I was excited to have a weekend where I could stay home and see my mom and Sadie more… with nothing really planned. Though you know me – in spite of having no actual plans, I ended up having a pretty busy time :) My weekend kicked off with a wine tasting happy hour for work. I was the event organizer, and with a limited (though generous) budget, {Read More}

Links I Love: February 21, 2021

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 Be Ready to Answer These Questions at Just About Any Job Interview. (Lifehacker) How to Use ‘Sound Bites’ for a More Effective Job Interview. (Lifehacker) Nano Influencers: Who Are They and How to Work With Them [Infographic]. (Social Media Today) 14 Glimpses Into the Fast-Food Restaurant of the {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Ski Instructor Certification

This week was kind of a five-day weekend, in that I took Wednesday through Friday off from consulting, but kind of a one-day weekend, in that I spent Wednesday through Saturday up at Beaver Creek getting my Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) level 1 certification and then teaching. It was definitely tiring – but I’m really proud of myself for getting through it! I headed up to Minturn on Tuesday night after work, and stayed up pretty late doing {Read More}

Links I Love: February 14, 2021

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 Side hustle report: 1 in 3 Americans have a side hustle. (Zapier) Restaurants Redesign for a Post-Covid Future. (Morning Brew) If you blinked, you probably missed Reddit’s Super Bowl commercial. (Market Watch) PRODUCTIVITY / SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Have High Expectations For The People You Lead. (Friday Forward) How time {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Superbowl Sunday

Friday was a busy day at work, culminating in a call with one of the partners who’s been trying to convince me to move over to a new leadership role within the firm. It’s a super intriguing role, but it’s also scary to move from the practice I’ve literally worked in for the last ten years! However, my friend Mike recently left the firm and then came back and joined that practice, so I’ve had a bit of a view {Read More}

What I Read in January 2021

Buoyed by my success at reading 100 books in 2020, I wanted to start 2021 strong – and I did! 8 books read in January, which puts me exactly on track for my goal. I stalled out a bit when I found that reading nonfiction made me less eager to read at all, but I picked up some light fiction to break it up, and discovered that when I had a book I was eager to read, I made a {Read More}