Career

Notes on my morning routine

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” That’s one of my favorite quotes when it comes to nutrition (mostly because breakfast is my favorite meal!), but I’ve realized that it also applies to my full commitment to a morning routine.I try to start my morning in a calm and […]

February 23, 2016 Continue reading…

Notes on being unapologetic (and celebrating criticism)

“What other people think of you is not your business,” said Deepak Chopra. “If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life.” Haters gonna hate. That’s just a fact of life, right? We might not know the secret to success, but the key to failure is trying […]

February 2, 2016 Continue reading…

Notes on savoring the moment

“To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” When I reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last year—one of my favorite books, and one that I could read several more times over—that quote stuck with me.

November 13, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on being lucky

“On social media, we all want to be seen as ducks, a term researchers at Stanford University came up with to convey how, like the animal, young women want to be seen as gliding serenely along, but in fact under the surface are paddling ferociously.” –The #LuckyGirl Hashtag Makes Effort a Social-Media Taboo, The Atlantic […]

September 29, 2015 Continue reading…

If you want to travel the world

The email I often find in my inbox goes a little something like this: I’m unhappy/bored/trapped in my current lifestyle. I want to travel the world. How did you do it? How can I do it? For the sake of efficiency and maybe for everyone else who’s thinking the same question, here’s my answer.

November 5, 2014 Continue reading…

When it rains, it pours and notes on what’s happening next

Here’s what the last couple of weeks have looked like: I’d accepted one job offer, put in my two weeks’ notice, went through three rounds of interviews in 48 hours for another position (that was cleared by HR on the day that I put in my two weeks’), accepted a great side freelance gig, found out […]

September 15, 2014 Continue reading…

Notes on life lessons from a party school

One of the things I love about the end of summer and start of fall is that feeling of new beginnings: it conjures up freshly-sharped pencils and crisp, blank notebooks, a bright backpack and a brand-new pair of shoes. I always loved going back to school: I would spend hours deciding on the perfect first-day-of-school […]

September 4, 2014 Continue reading…