How was your week, guys? We celebrated two family birthdays and had a double date at … wait for it … the Hy Vee Grille, a restaurant inside a grocery store. I’m up north right now, visiting my parents and enjoying things like a sky where you can see all the stars and a total lack of street noise.
I can already tell I’ve disappointed the woman interviewing me. There’s a dissatisfied pause from her end of Skype. She sort of sighs and says “So that’s it? You use post its?”
I recognize this response because I hear it 2-3 times a week.
“So you just use the timer on your phone?”
“You just use a normal notebook?”
“You just make a double batch and then freeze the extra?”
What’s it like to work as a climatologist? What do you do on a day-to-day basis? Do you spend all your time crying? Or just some of your time crying?
In honor of Earth Day, I landed an interview with the smartest, funniest, kindest, most handsome climatologist I know – my husband, Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld. Read on!
I CANNOT GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD. Like, I wake up and there it is.
How was your week, guys? I did lots of ‘been putting it off forever’ work, got a haircut, took part in the March For Science and housewarmed a friend’s home. Lovely!
Awesome stuff from a few of my sponsors
If you’re a lady who travels, you’ll love Tracy’s stuff: Her book (60 Ways To Die In South America), her advice on making friends while traveling alone, and her envy-inducing story about riding horses in Mongolia.
How’s April treating your business, friends? Last week, I did my monthly DIY writing retreat and this time, I took myself to a super rural Airbnb THAT DIDN’T HAVE WIFI. It was amazing and that’s what I’m going to do from now on!
If you’re a writer-turned-internet-person, a reminder: It’s okay to write what people want to read.
Writing with readers in mind does not make you (or me or any writer) a sellout. It makes you a professional.
When you find ‘success’ in self-employment it can be easy to wonder if you’re a one-trick pony. I so appreciated Sara’s post about this.
An insaaaanely helpful spreadsheet to help find a design job in New York – but you could use it as inspiration for finding ANY job in ANY industry!
True Story: my parents frequently describe my job as “an internet business.” Here’s how to survive when no one ‘gets’ what you do.
Not enough people say this! There is no magic formula that guarantees results.
Another thing we don’t say enough: You’re going to be judged.
What feels “inspiring” to one person might feel like “vanity” to another. What feels “comforting” to one person might feel “inappropriate” to another. And on and on and on and on it goes.
I can’t control how people react to my work. All I can do is ask myself, “What is the message I want to share in this moment?” and “How can I share that message as clearly as possible?”
That’s all I can do. That’s all anybody can do.
I love this! 5 ways your business can make the world a better place.
If you’ve read/written/found anything that’s really helped your business lately, leave links in the comments!
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Are you interested in traveling The Adirondacks? Do you even know what The Adirondacks are? I mean, other than those chairs? I had vague visions about lakes somewhere on the east coast … but that’s about all I knew. So I brought in a local to share all her best Adirondack travel tips with you! If you live in Boston, New York, or Montreal and you’re looking for a weekend getaway – this is for you!