Links I Love: July 5, 2020

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 Amazon Effect Is Making Customer Service Reps’ Lives Hell. (Medium) On Running an Office Like a Factory. (Cal Newport) In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.. (New York Times) Our Ghost-Kitchen Future. (New Yorker) France Has Millions of {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Not Alone but Lonely

This was supposed to be a social and fun weekend, but I ended up feeling pretty isolated and alone :( My Friday kicked off in a weird way. On Tuesday, I woke up with my left eye really puffy and swollen – but not at all red or itchy. To be honest, I kind of ignored it for a few days, thinking it would go away on its own, but by Thursday evening, when it was still as swollen as {Read More}

Links I Love: June 28, 2020

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 Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage. (New York Times) C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices. (New York Times) The End of the Girlboss Is Here. (Medium) Hey brands, this is why your customers are unfollowing you. (Fast Company) Not So Vain: C.A.R.L.Y.s Love Crocs, {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Mountain Visit!

Although I worked all day Friday, my Thursday felt like the weekend, because for the first time in months, I had house guests! My boss and his family were driving from Illinois to Utah, and they stopped to stay with me on Thursday night before continuing the drive. I did my best to wrap up work early in time for their arrival, and after helping them get settled in, we did something else I haven’t done in months – went {Read More}

Links I Love: June 21, 2020

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 4 Virtual Interview Tips That’ll Give You a Real Sense of a Company’s Culture. (Well & Good NYC) Is Your Employer Required to Report Workplace Cases of COVID-19?. (Lifehacker) Money Advice for Millennials in the Coronavirus Recession. (The Simple Dollar) Want to keep working from home? Here’s how {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Bad News

This was such a rollercoaster of a weekend. My first weekend getting together with a group of friends… but also lots of bad news too :( Saturday morning kicked off with a quick four mile trail run with Sugar, which I hoped would sufficiently tire her out without wearing me out too much. Then, I dove into some leftover pumpkin baked oatmeal for breakfast, since I knew I needed a lot of energy. My friends Heather and Laura and I {Read More}

My First Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth – admittedly, a holiday I had never heard of until this year. I don’t think I’m alone in not having celebrated this before, but it’s interesting to see a new-to-me holiday form, and take some time to consider what traditions I may want to establish for it. First, there is the question of whether “happy Juneteenth” is even an appropriate greeting. Right or wrong, this is how I chose to greet colleagues on my calls today. In {Read More}

Links I Love: June 14, 2020

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 What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse Now. (New York Times) More than 2,100 store closings are announced in a single week, delivering a crushing blow to malls — and the pain is only going to get worse. (Business Insider) Why brands like Oreo are cutting back {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Hitting the Boulder Trails

I went into the weekend without many plans; just a hiking date on Sunday morning. But Saturday, in particular, ended up being a pretty amazing impromptu day! My morning started taking Sugar out for a trail run. My plan was to head up Rattlesnake Gulch to the Continental Divide overlook, but when I got to the trailhead, it was totally packed. I guess I will need to curse 5280 Magazine all summer for spoiling this quiet spot in their magazine… {Read More}

On Racism

I’ve been pretty quiet on current events with racism and inequality, and unsurprisingly, a few people have called me out on social media for it. To be honest, I’ve been afraid of saying the wrong thing, and that’s kept me from saying much at all. But that’s not okay – I’m learning that silence can be perceived as synonymous with acceptance and consent. While I’ve found it way too difficult to express what’s in my head in something short enough {Read More}