Caution – there are a lot of Leslie Knope references today. However, any post on friendship really needs to reference a true friend like Leslie. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
“Good friendships are like breakfast. You think you’re too busy to eat breakfast, but then you find yourself exhausted and cranky halfway through the day, and discover that your attempt to save time totally backfired. In the same way, you can try to do it alone because you don’t have time or because your house is too messy to have people over, or because making new friend is like the very worst parts of dating. But halfway through a hard day or a hard week, you’ll realize in a flash that you’re breathtakingly lonely. Get up, make a phone call, buy a cheap ticket, open your front door. Because there really is nothing like good friends, like the sounds of their laughter and the tones of their voices and the things they teach us in the quietest, smallest moments.”
We’re all friends here, right? Now that spring is here, I’ve been thinking a lot about … moccasins.
Remember how I do rely on friends to turn me away from taking the wrong (fashion) path? Well, today I really want to discuss the fashionableness of moccasins.
A few years ago, a West Coast friend of mine talked about her moccasins as if they were one of her most precious possessions. She told me they’d been from continent-to-continent, and on many an adventure. We all have shoes that go with us everywhere, whether they’re a cute stiletto that shows off our gams and makes us walk tall, or if they’re the comfiest flats that have witnessed all of our exploits and adventures.
Alas, while I myself did grow up on welfare for a very short period of my life… glitz and glamour were never on my radar. And for me, a square job was also never something I thought I’d land. I did think I’d land a “legal” job, but to me, it never meant a 9-5. My sights were set MUCH higher than that.
How Body Language and Appearance Reflect On Your Perception of YOU
Happy MONDAY everyone!! So I wanted to start this week off with a bang. This post might be a tadly bit long… but I promise you it will get your week off to a good start. Plus Leslie Knope/Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig ALWAYS make everything better! Share the positivity!
Under the Guise/Cloak of Invisibility
So I have absolutely nothing against people with mousy hair, but this morning, I came across a very meek-looking woman with mousy hair, who clearly did not want to make eye contact. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of people at the firm I’m currently stationed at don’t like to make eye contact with minor pawns in the chess game of life. Oops! Too cheesy? Back on track, you fiend! Hazzah!
According to Urban Dictionary: “Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.”
Translation? From my experience (and research on the topic), hipsters are people who are ahead of the game on all things trendy. Their style often ironically references fashion/culture from the past (i.e. Rambo is cool! i.e. Retro rocks!) They refuse to be mainstream, and pride themselves on discovering things first. They have an aura of effortless “I Don’t Care What You Think,” but also put a great deal of thought, effort and money into their presentation (i.e. a collection of one-of-a-kind glasses is SO expensive!) They generally look down on people who jump on the cool train too late (i.e. if you didn’t listen to this band since its inception, you aren’t worthy of loving it).
Hello everyone! Sorry for the mini break – I didn’t realize how hard it is to juggle blogging with a job and other responsibilities. I promise I will do MUCH better on writing a couple posts a week. If other bloggers make it work, so can I.
Anyways, let’s get to it! This week I’d like to explore nerds and hipsters.
Having been a legit nerd in high school – awkward metal-rim glasses that didn’t fit my face right, eating my lunch in a bathroom stall, and wearing a GIGANTIC hiking backpack every day to school – I happen to know that being a nerd was never cool. In fact, it was the opposite of cool. So I’ve been realizing that I’m getting really old because nerds are becoming über cool in pop culture.
This is part two of the hustling series… To read the first part, go here.
So now you know what hustling is… but what’s it really like for us hustlers? And how did we get here, by the way?
Still Hustlin’ – My Experiences
I graduated from law school a couple of years ago… seeing a bright future ahead of me! A strong resume, good research and writing skills, and awesome mentors who supported me… Alas, no adventure story ever has fate handing its heroine her dreams without throwing some obstacles her way.
Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a great weekend and a very happy Valentine, Galentine and Balentine’s Day
This week, I would like to cover the ever-important topic of hustling. I originally planned on discussing all the details in one post, but I quickly realized that the topic is too complex to squeeze into a single post.
I’ve been asking myself a lot of big questions this year. Who am I? What makes me happy? How do I get there? But the question that really makes me scratch my head is, When will I stop hustling?What is hustling?
So what do I mean by hustling? I don’t mean being out there on the street doing something deceptive or sleazy. I also don’t mean prostituting yourself in the literal sense, although you might come close to it. I do mean struggling to make a living.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve been going back and forth about whether to post on the 14th (the day of St. Valentine), or if I should post on the soon-to-be mandated by Congress as a national holiday: February 13th – otherwise known as Galentine’s Day. As the wise Holiday Creator, Leslie Knope, best put it: it is the day to be with your gal pals: “ladies celebrate ladies.”