Career

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…

The key to confidence: take action

Yesterday on my Facebook page, I posted: Today I taught my first real yoga class: one hour of teaching strangers how to stretch their bodies and calm their mind in exchange for money(!). Last week, I had a meltdown while trying to teach my boyfriend the sequence–so much so that I couldn’t even finish the class, […]

August 13, 2014 Continue reading…

The key to confidence: think less

Here’s the thing: I choose joy about 80% of the time (hey yo 80-20 rule!). The other 20% of the time, I let myself go into a seemingly-endless loop of personal negativity: there’s not enough money in the bank, I’m not successful enough in marketing, I’m not successful enough as a blogger, I’m not a […]

August 6, 2014 Continue reading…