Weekend Recap: Munich!

Weekend of May 18-19 Flight prices to get from Florida to Colorado were crazy leading up to Memorial Day weekend, which I guess extended to the weekend before this year. So I decided to take advantage of being on the East Coast and keep heading east… over the pond to Munich, Germany, where I met up with Craig and a group of his friends for the end of their European tour. We had a blast! The trip started out rather ominously. I {Read More}

Weekend Recap / Race Report: Colorado Women’s Classic

Weekend of May 11-12 Last weekend, my friend Claire had convinced me to sign up for the Colorado Women’s Classic, a ten mile race in Westminster on Sunday morning. I figured that while I wasn’t really in ten mile shape, it would be a good way to force myself to get out for a long run, and perhaps burn off a few of the margaritas I planned to have Saturday night at my belated Cinco de Mayo party. I had {Read More}

Links I Love: May 19, 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 The Intersection Between Skills and Luck in Your Professional Life (and Elsewhere). (The Simple Dollar) The Bullshit-Job Boom. (New Yorker) The age at which men and women reach their peak salaries is likely earlier than you think. (The Ladders) How to Survive an Open Office. (Lifehacker) Get over {Read More}

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}