Month: February 2020

17 Feb 2020

A Weekend in Suncadia

Even though I grew up surrounded by views like this, I remained a city girl at heart. It wasn’t until I moved to California that I realized how much of the outdoors I took for granted. For example, Tahoe is a four-hour drive from San Francisco. To some, that seems like nothing, but the mountains in Washington have always been much closer. Even Suncadia was closer to my parent’s home than a trip to Tahoe from SF.

However, the problem with always remaining in the city is that I’m not always prepared for climates outside of it. During this weekend, there was expected snowfall that I neither anticipated nor prepared for fully! Everything managed to be okay in the end, but it did stir up some anxiety prior to the trip.

One of my favorite parts of weddings that I don’t usually share is the location of it all. As much as I love a local wedding for convenience, much of the couples’ personality comes from the location itself. Like anything else, it is a part of their story. I was excited to go to Suncadia for a couple of reasons. First off, I’ve never been and it was an opportunity to get outdoors for the weekend and away from the city. How amazing are these views?!

Since I was attending my friend’s wedding as a guest and my roommate for the weekend was a bridesmaid, I had an empty schedule leading up to the event. There’s a hike down to the water from the resort, but since I was alone for the day, I decided to exercise caution and play it safe with the breakfast buffet. The best part was not being rushed in the slightest! Doing things solo is never easy. To this day, I’m not even fully 100% comfortable with it, but I like to practice when I can.

My weekend in Suncadia flew by, but it was such a treat to spend time outside and away from all the noise. I hope I’ll have a chance to return someday in the future!

16 Feb 2020

How I Have My Best Days At Work

“Tell me about your best day at work” is an interview question that I like to throw out to candidates. I leave it open ended because I know that so much can happen in a day and they all fall on a wide spectrum. Some of my best days can include three great phone calls, extending an offer, catching up with a colleague over coffee, or even celebrating a team win. After being with my company for over a year and a half now, I’m starting to get into a rhythm with my best days so much that it occurs often. I think I’ve figured out the formula to making sure that every day feels a little bit more balanced. Here are some of my tricks:

Don’t hit snooze

On average, I wake up at 6:45AM every morning if not a little bit earlier naturally. This is my usual alarm, but I always check my calendar the night before and adjust the time if I need to. If I know ahead of time I can sleep in, then I’ll change it. Hitting the snooze on your alarm may sound nice because you’re getting a few extra minutes, but it can actually make you more tired and more delayed in starting your day.

Give your body what it needs

Since I’m in the office usually by 8:45-9AM, I find that it’s a little bit too early for me to be putting food into my body. As much as I love breakfast and weekend brunch, I can’t be consuming that much food on a daily basis for work. My usual latte at Starbucks does the trick, but I recognize that everyone is different and has different needs. For special days where I want to treat myself, I’ll get a breakfast burrito or a breakfast sandwich, but usually half a bagel with cream cheese or nothing works too.

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16 Feb 2020

Blog Roundup

  • Airbnb Renovates Its 650 Townsend Office with Functionality and Fun in Mind [Architectural Digest]
  • The Theme Song to “Succession” in Mario Paint [Twitter]
  • Closeness in the Age of Coronavirus [Refinery29]
  • Investigating Heterosexuality: Why Do Women Love Adam Driver? [Elle]
  • Can Weed Cure a Hangover? [VICE]
  • Why Are Roses So Fucking Expensive? [Mel Magazine]
  • Hayley Williams Performed at the Collina Strada Runway Show [Vogue]
  • Instagram Made It Easier to Delete Accounts You Follow [Refinery29]
  • Here’s Why You’re Drawn to Certain Beauty Product Packaging [Byrdie]
  • HQ Trivia is Shutting Down [Hypebeast]
photo | Emily Soto
  • To All The Girls He’s Loved Before – Welcome to Jordan Fisher’s Real-Life Rom-Com [The Cut]
  • The Talks: Bong Joon-Ho [The Talks] – this is one of my favorite websites
  • Lakeith Stanfield is Letting His Imagination Run Wild [Hypebeast]
  • Lara Jean Covey’s Fashion in P.S. I Still Love You as told by [Fashionista]
  • The Visualization of How Fast You Earn A Dollar [Digg]
  • 25 Things You Missed in Parasite

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