I can’t seem to find who said this quote but it doesn’t make it any less relevant or powerful. I thought it was too good not to share here- it has everything I needed to hear.:
“There are going to be days when you won’t have the energy or drive to get out of bed. There are going to be days when you’re going to want to give up – give up on love, life, or school. The thing is, you’re not allowed to give up. You were given a life and you’re supposed to live it. The truth is the seventy or eighty years that you’re given isn’t long enough to do the things you’re supposed to do. Sure, you’re gonna hit a few bumps along the way, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and move on. Life is unpredictable and things might not always work out the way you want them to, but that’s no reason to give up. You’re here for a reason and someday when you’re not expecting it, you’re going to discover your reason for being here. And when that does happen, your life will never be the same again.”
That being said, blog posts of my own to come.I’m glad I came across it and I hope it brightens up your day like it did mine!
In the meantime find me here!:
It’s easy to get caught up in the New York hustle: we all have our own things to do, places to go, people to see. Sometimes it really does seem like a jungle out there where it is every man for himself. We often put ourselves first or become selfish and we allow relationships with others to fizzle on the backburner. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown shootings (among other things), just walking around New York sometimes I can’t help but wonder “Where’s the love?”
It seems as though others are wondering the same thing, at least the street artists are!
2013. Another chance to get it right and another chance to outdo ourselves and the year before.
Yesterday was day 3 of 2013, so I took the time to think about and write down my 3 New Year’s resolutions (4 just didn’t sound right.) Once you publish something, you’re held accountable for it. Here’s to hoping these resolutions will make me a better student, entrepreneur and person.
Both Maggie Prescott in 1957′s Funny Face
and the hilariously ridiculous Miss Maxwell in William Klein’s Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo?
were inspired by Diana Vreeland
Who is Diana Vreeland?
I didn’t really know, but I did hear how she had once famously said,
“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”
So in an attempt to shake off my stir craziness and avoid the midtown traffic gridlock (due to Hurricane Sandy the other day) I walked 40 blocks to find out who said such poignant words.
Sandy has passed leaving millions without power. She has also swept away most of the Halloween spirit.
Luckily many were able to celebrate Halloween this past weekend before the storm. I’m not surprised to hear that some of Fall’s “most sought-after costumes” came from superhero movies from “The Dark Knight Rises,” to “The Avengers,” to “The Amazing Spiderman.” Catwoman and Poison Ivy costumes were reported to be popular for women. If I were to dress up I would’ve gone for the Selina Kyle Catwoman look myself.
“German philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote that what we wear says something about the dreams, hopes and preoccupations of society as a whole. This is especially true at Halloween, when our fixations, in everything from politics to pop culture surface as costumes”- Anna Russell (from WSJ article)
Finding a mentor, let alone someone to look up to is tough. It also happens to be advice for the workplace I repeatedly hear or read in all the lectures, presentations, articles, etc I come across or attend. As a millennial I’m very selective (almost too picky) and I also find it increasingly difficult to find someone I’d like to model myself after especially as my path continues to pivot the more I learn about myself.
Although finding a mentor at work/school may be a bit challenging (I’m hoping I will find one in time), when it comes to women of inspiration, in fashion there are plenty. When it comes to a wardrobe that works well from business to life (or vice versa) look no further than Olivia Palermo, the epitome of polished style. She makes business basics like blouses and pumps look as comfortable and easy as a t-shirt and she’s the queen of blazers. She exudes feminine power, young elegance and consistent confidence, all of which are necessary to make a great impression in business and life.
Here’s Olivia Palermo, my favorite stylish celebrity, looking polished and presentable as always in what will be the timeless color combination of black and blue as mentioned in the previous post.
view more photos after the jump
So which one is it?
Heart- like Howard Schultz of Starbucks?
Smarts- like Billionaire investor Warren Buffett?
Guts-like Richard Branson of Virgin
or Luck-like Tony Hsieh of Zappos?
Of course the GMAT decides to make a change the year I’m considering taking it. It now has an Integrated Reasonings section, where test takers are required to evaluate and analyze data/information from a variety of sources then develop strategies and make decisions based off that information.
The way I see it, we do this everyday. In business and life.
I thought a fun way to brush up on these skills would be to share Carl Richards’ thought provoking but simple sketches which were actually first done to make “complex financial concepts easier to understand.” Check out more of his sketches by clicking on any of the images below.
Knock yourself out.