I probably have dozens and always wished to have a dream closet of my own, but I never actually put the pins to use. I wanted to organize my closet, but do it on a budget! Closet organizers from IKEA, California Closets and other furniture stores are amazing, but too expensive, so I took matters into my own hands (with some help from my hubby, of course!).
Many women live their fairy tales these days, but unfortunately, they come with a price. High levels of stress, guilt, burnout… Ringing a bell? I know I certainly experience of all these, too. The issue here is not how to have it all, but rather how to manage everything, make it look effortless, and not burnout.
You Have Nothing to Prove: You’ve had your fairy tale come true already, so what are you trying to prove? Perfect example: I would put in a long day at the office and then rush home, clean up the house, and prepare a hot dinner for my husband. Very old school, very traditional wife role, I know… Until one day I just couldn’t do it anymore. Once I had to stay late for work and came home to find that my husband had cooked dinner and was waiting for me. He didn’t even think twice about it. For him, it was no big deal. He wasn’t expecting that of me every day. I was the one putting this expectation onto myself to prove that I could have the big career and be the perfect wife….every….single…day. It was ridiculous…Read More
Here are some ideas on how you can make your weekend more enjoyable and relaxing, so you can be better prepared to tackle on a new week.
Describe breakfast on a regular weekday.
(a) A nice, home-cooked breakfast
(b) Something quick and simple
(c) Nothing (skipping breakfast altogether for 5 more minutes of sleep)
I’m guessing most people don’t fall into category (a). If you don’t eat anything at all during the week then anything semi-nutritious would be an improvement. If you eat a quick and pathetic breakfast during your work week, go out to brunch with friends or make yourself that French Toast recipe you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest…Read More
Alright, that was a bit ominous. However, there is truth to be found here. My life—and the lives of many of my friends—are now headed towards a completely different path. Gone are the days of late night studying (and not studying), walks down the street to see good friends, and gorgeous ivy covered buildings (never gets old). Now, I’m in the city and working a big-girl job, which is the natural next step. While my younger sister gears up to head back to school, it would be easy for me to be sad and mopey: curl up on the couch, candles lit, pictures in hand, mourning the loss of my youth. Dramatic.
Let’s review a few reasons why being a functional adult is better than being a student:
1. You can FINALLY start paying off those loans. You’ve (hopefully) got a job and can finally get your parents off your back and start saving. I mean, it isn’t the MOST exciting, but come on, having your own income is obscenely refreshing.
2. Or, alternatively, you can ignore debt all together and TRAVEL! This is the only time in your life when you can pick up your life for 3 months and move it across the world. Responsible? Absolutely not! But at least you’ll have some fun stories to tell 20 years down the road, when you’ve (again, hopefully) gained a job and pulled your life together…Read More
Try and talk to your inner child once in awhile. I know it sounds kind of out there for some of us, but who better to listen to you, than you? Partner up with your inner child when making a big decision. Ask her what he or she thinks about a situation you might be unsure of. When faced with a problem, ask your inner child to come up with solutions. Make your inner child your counselor. No one knows you better than you do. He/she can help you focus on the bigger picture
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The Power Brow
I was pretty nervous going in, but I trusted my friend the girl doing my brows.
Would you consider dying your eyebrows? Have you dyed them before? Which way do you prefer?
Here’s a comparison of me side by side. All I can say is that you should try it. Don’t worry if you don’t like it, it fades away with time…Read More
For anyone thinking of transitioning into a totally new career, the very first thing you need to do is make a checklist of all of your strengths and talents. This is a good exercise to get a true read on what you really WANT to do for the rest of your life.
The first step to take once you have made your checklist is to check out multiple resources that can help you to identify what you want to do based on what you are good at. Make a list of potential work options. There are many surveys online that you can take to see what transferrable skills you already have. I also recommend reading the book “What Color Is Your Parachute?” This is the holy grail of career information. These resources can help you find the best fit for your particular interests and talents. (It may sound crazy, but it is actually possible that you are already in the right career path that’s best suited for you. You just may need to find a company that better fits your goals and needs)…Read More
Tights and stockings are a must-have accessory for the impending autumn weather. They will aid in turning the wrap dresses, sheath dresses, and skirts you have been flaunting all summer into ensembles that will continue to work for you as the temperatures start to drop. Scarves are going to be another go-to accessory for this season given that they’re stylish, available in a multitude of colors and patterns, and warm enough to offset the slightly cooler weather of the season…Read More