I’m a millennial. I love avocado toast, I don’t own a house, and I prioritize my career over my own mental wellbeing. #classic
When I graduated from school at the age of 26, I was left with a mountain of student debt from several degrees. I landed a job right away, however, the state of the job market was incredibly competitive so my salary left much to be desired. I knew I wanted to be a homeowner, but I didn’t want to take on a mortgage while still in student debt. …
Maintaining a clean home is TOUGH. You work hard all week, only to wake up on Saturday morning to see your kitchen sink overflowing with dishes, clothes scattered around your bedroom, and a mysterious sticky substance on your stovetop.
Great, it’s finally the weekend and now you have to spend hours cleaning.
This was me. I struggled so much to keep up with the little things. And if someone messaged me to say they were in town and wanted to drop by, I PANICKED. …
As an e-commerce marketer in a large CPG company, every morning I start my day by conducting a quick search on Amazon, just in case there are any new features that I should be aware of.
This morning, I searched for one of my go-to sunscreen brands, Sun Bum. But today something looked different. The Sun Bum store itself showed up at the bottom of the search bar.
At the beginning of the 2020 lockdown, I was layered.
For the past year, I had worked directly under the CEO. But in April, a new VP was hired and he became my new boss. I went from having access to everything happening at the company to now having a filtered view through the new VP. I had moved one step further down the hierarchy. I’m supposed to be moving up, not down.
I was devastated.
Being layered means that the company has added a new role between you and your current boss. For example, if you’re a Manager and…
I don’t think I’m alone in acknowledging that the lockdown has brought out many new qualities, interests, and skills for a lot of people. I took up yoga, went on more walks, moved houses, and started a blog. But what I wasn’t ready for was a new and complete lack of motivation and interest in maintaining my relationships.
I knew I was an introvert, but I’ve always labeled myself as a ‘social’ introvert. Too afraid to be on either end of the spectrum, my social introvert status protected me from committing to events I didn’t want to attend. But over…
The last 5 months have been a whirlwind of change.
When lockdown began, my employer mandated that everyone work from home indefinitely. My initial reaction was, “Woohoo! I can’t wait to sleep in and wear sweatpants during conference calls!”
But the excitement quickly wore off when I discovered my ability to block out distractions at home was literally non-existent.
Instead of completing my long list of to-dos from my boss, I found myself putting in a load of laundry, taking (another) snack break, and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram.
My normally uber-productive self was gone. And I became increasingly frustrated and…