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My Hermit Uniform

Nov 20, 2017

I regret to inform you, dear readers, that I’ve become a sort of hermit. It’s not entirely on purpose. It’s a combination of laziness, cold weather, and a need to buy gas that have kept me holed up in my apartment for the past 4 or 5 days.

One of the first books that really got me going on this entrepreneurial journey was #Girlboss. I devoured that book. I was never a customer of Nasty Gal – the style was a little too out there for my closet, but I love Sophia Amoruso’s story of how she launched her empire.

I can spend hours going down the Skillshare rabbit hole. Honestly, watching other designers’ processes inspires me more than simply scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram. Sometimes, scrolling through those sites actually makes me feel worse.

I find that listening to podcasts helps me focus on work by providing a kind of white noise and by keeping me from putting on Netflix and vegging out for 8-ish hours.

I love watching YouTube videos about capsule wardrobes, but I’m not sure I have the energy to plan out an entire wardrobe. The amount of planning that goes into this is a bit insane, so I’d rather do the no shopping bit and wear the same pieces over and over while the rest goes into storage. 

But first, coffee.

Oct 12, 2017

Yes, I’m trying to avoid a mid-morning caffeine headache, but also I love coffee.

When I want to blow off all my work, lay down on the couch, and take a nap, I think of Oprah sitting under her ancient oak tree and think, “WWOD?” 

A couple weeks ago, I finally got to visit Terrain, after months of my friends telling me that I just HAD to go.

Back to blogging

Oct 8, 2017

I’m almost 2 months into living that freelance life, and I think one of the worst aspects is loneliness.

Florists are becoming more cognizant of where their flowers come from, and they’re eager to support local growers. Plus, flowers that are grown nearby and picked days (rather than weeks) before are more vibrant, perkier, and honestly, more beautiful.