Wednesday, March 18, 2015

'today was my job.'

"Today was my job."

Hat tip to Anna Akana for that thought of the day. I was thinking the other day about where we find our happiness in life. We spend so much of our day at work, but how happy are we there? We can like our jobs, but is it what fulfills us?

And what happens on days when things at the office aren't great? Then our happiness disappears.

As obvious as it seems, making work your life isn't the best idea.

It doesn't mean you should hate your job, and it doesn't mean it's a bad thing to like your job either. But I think waking up with the thought, "Today is my job," can create a different and more positive mindset: your main job today is just to be awesome.

Just some pre-bed food for thought...

Monday, March 16, 2015

why I dislike St. Patrick's Day.

I don't like St. Patrick's Day.

I'm sure that's un unfair statement to make to St. Patrick and Christians in Ireland, but my dislike for the day has very little to do with what St. Patrick's Day actually celebrates.

I had this elementary school principal who loved St. Patrick's Day. She was Irish, and I remember the first year or two thinking it was cool: a day to get out of our uniforms and wear green, eat green-frosted cupcakes and cookies, etc...we also didn't have to have classes for most of the day!

But that's just it: the reason why we had no classes? Because instead of a full day of school, we all went to an extended mass, and then filed into the auditorium or social hall to watch the same movie every single year: The Secret of Roan Inish.

Every. Single. Year.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

#DearMe: The world is ready for more of you.

In honor of International Women's Day, YouTube created a global initiative to inspire and empower young women as they struggle with self-doubt and pressures. You can read more about the campaign in my articles for NBC and msnbc, but the idea is simple: What would you tell your younger self if you had the opportunity?

Here's what I would say...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

leftovers: February.

I knew February was a short month, but who knew it'd go by so quickly?

The highlight of the month was a quick trip to California to celebrate Lunar New Year, which I haven't celebrated with my family since high school. I remember coming home from school as a kid and enjoying a traditional new year's eve dinner with my parents and sister.

More on that in the photo captions below--so start with this adorable photo of Zander, and gooooo...