Way back when I did my own Glamorous Gadabout profile I talked about how I hate the phrase “Less Is More”. I hate when people say it, it’s just not true. Less isn’t more, but sometimes Less Is Best. When it comes to my desk and workspace Less Is Best. I love when people post their workspaces on Instagram. Everyone seems to have the perfectly styled desk filled with little trinkets and gorgeous office supplies. My desk and I’m not ashamed to say this, is no different. I love having my favorite office supplies right at arms length. But over the past year I realized I was so focused on my desk looking pretty that I wasn’t really getting anything done. Productivity isn’t pretty, it’s ugly and sometimes messy.Read More
Every year, I want to run out and buy the Kate Spade planner, it’s super cute and filled with whimsy. This year they covered it in gold polka dots and I about died. But, I know that that would be the worst planner for me, because it doesn’t function how I function. It’s a great planner, just not a great planner for how I think. And if my planner doesn’t work the way I do, by March I won’t be using it anymore, and my life would get progressively more unorganized. Trust me I’ve been down that road before... and it sucks. For those of you who feel like your planner isn’t cutting it, I’m going to give you a breakdown of the planners I’ve owned in the past few years and how each of them work, or don’t work. This breakdown will also feature ways to use each planner if you have buyers remorse.
It almost seems cliche to have the first word of the day in 2014 be Brave, but for me it’s important. I’ve got a lot of new things on the horizon, and I’m terrified. The worst part about writing your goals down and making them known not only to yourself, but to others is, when you fail everyone will know. Not trying is slightly easier than failing because you can never fail. If you don’t try, you don’t fail. It’s simple. You never really get what you want, but you avoid being a failure.Read More