Confidence vs. Invisibility

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!

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Why I Wish I Could Be A Hipster…

The ultimate hipster book - My own image
The ultimate hipster book – My own image

This week, I’m exploring the topic of nerd vs. hipster.  See Monday’s post on nerds here.

What is a hipster?

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).

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Since When Are Nerds In?

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.

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Still Hustling…

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.

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Every Day I’m Hustling

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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.

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

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.”

Check out her explanation here:

Galentine’s Day doesn’t discriminate about whether or not you’re single.  It also doesn’t embarrass those of us who currently have $3 in our bank accounts (yes, the holidays pulled a fast one on some travelers and assistant Santa Clauses).  No, no.  Galentine’s Day is about ALL of us – having breakfast.

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The Year of the Horse

Hi!  Welcome to my new blog!  I am so excited to finally have a forum for my thoughts and experiences.

As I’ve mentioned in my About page, I am a relatively new law grad, and so I am still learning to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of the working world.

As we recently celebrated the calendar New Year, as well as the Lunar New Year (also known as the Chinese New Year), I have been reflecting on 2013, and what 2014 has in store.  Last year was the Year of the Snake – a year of planning and getting things lined up.  But this year, the Year of the Horse, is a year of action!  It’s also a year of “fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance.”

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