Meg Fee's blog, The Wild and Wily Ways of a Brunette Bombshell, has been a daily read of mine for several years now, and I think I'd be a little starstruck if I ever met her. She just gets it - being single in the city, figuring out what you want to do with your life, body issues, the importance of treating yourself to a full-fat latte, good music.
Somewhere in one of her brilliant posts, a quote will resonate with me and I write it down on a piece of paper and hang it above my desk.
Currently: "I am investing in radical self-love right now."
If you've never read her work, you're in for a delicious surprise, there's years on years of posts.
Made these mock Chipotle bowls a few weeks ago and am wondering why I don't make these every week. This is an even healthier version of the fast-casual favorite, and super budget friendly too.
-Homemade- Vegetarian Chipotle Bowls
On a baking sheet roast 3 peeled and chopped sweet potatoes with some evoo, sea salt, cumin and cayenne pepper for about 30 min at 375 or until roasted and crispy. While potatoes are cooking, toss together 1 can corn, 1 can black beans and a chopped red onion. To serve, fill bottom of bowl with warm brown rice, top with chopped kale, roasted sweet potatoes, corn and black beans, and sliced avocado. Sprinkle with some sea salt.
I include myself in the large group of 20 something year old women who constantly compare themselves to other women. But in the last year or so I had an epiphany and that urge to be jealous, even envious, of others has decreased significantly.
First of all I stopped comparing where I was at success wise, skill wise, relationship wise (or lack there of), because no one's life experiences are linear to someone elses. So what if someone has their peak now? Be happy for them. Wouldn't you want them to be genuinely happy for you?
But, personally, I'd rather peak later.
Plus, we all know that "having it all" idea is a bunch of hooey. There's always something below the surface but we so often only see the heavily filtered versions of "perfect" lives.
After reading the books of my main women, Amy and Tina, the notion to stop the comparing truly sunk in. I like to think of them as Goddesses in the sky who are always watching and would never want you to be jealous of other women, because that sort of gets in the way of helping and working side-by-side with other women.
When I came across WeWork, a coworking company, I was inspired to share my own work space!
My little desk (from World Market) is where all the blogging magic happens. I super wish my desk faced a window, but since the only window in my room has bars and faces a wall, I guess an inspiration board suits my needs better. I currently use a ghost chair for sitting at my desk, but if I worked from home, I'd probably get something a little more practical.
Here's what I like to have in my work environment: