Have you ever heard the phrase "learn how to manage your manager"? I was confused the first time I heard this. Manage my manager? Shouldn’t he or she be managing me? As I worked through my college internships and jobs on campus, I tried to understand this concept.
Then I graduated college and entered the real world. I
quickly learned that if I was going to be successful in my first year of work,
I was going to need a good working relationship with my manager.
I realized that "managing your manager" meant you should build a good relationship with your manager so you have a mutual understanding of success and expectations.
It’s finally full blown spring in Seattle! I’m so happy that
our 6 months of fall and winter has finally ended. I’m also excited to
transition my wardrobe to spring. As I add new pieces like off the shoulder
tops and dresses, I also look to clothes get rid of clothes that I haven’t worn in a
year. Being a fashion blogger means I have a LOT of clothes. It also means I
probably have a lot of clothes that I don’t need any more.
Are you missing out on Coachella this year? Don’t worry, you
aren’t the only one. If you’re hanging out in Seattle this weekend like me, this
post is specifically for you. Here's to a weekend of #nochella.
We all know what it’s like to be out
of our comfort zone. For some of us, going out our comfort zone
means speaking in front of a crowd or getting on a roller coaster. While others
stay within their comfort zone, I encourage those around me to venture
outside of it.
You learn so much about yourself when you cross the line of comfort
and healthy discomfort. (I specifically
say “healthy” discomfort because I don’t encourage people to put themselves in
mental and physical danger.) In fact, I’ve learned both new skills and more
about who I am by venturing outside of my comfort zone.
Isee the glass half full. Though
I am an optimist, there have been many times in my life where I struggled with
maintaining a positive attitude.
Specifically, times of transition and adversity have really challenged
me to keep a good attitude. Whether I was starting a new school year or
starting a new role, learning how to perform and function in a new
environment can be difficult and daunting at
times. In times in my life, being stressed and worried also weighed down on me.
One way I’ve managed to overcome transitions and
adversity is to maintain a positive attitude.
It wouldn't be spring without floral. Today I'm sharing three ways you can incorporate floral into your wardrobe this season. I'm also sharing 3 look alike items for 3 different occasions: brunch, date night, and festival season below the featured look! Enjoy :)
I'm focusing more on health and wellness. I truly believe
in self care both emotionally,
spiritually, and physically. Between work, class, blogging, working out, and
everything else I've got going on life, it's
easy to beat up my body with day to day stresses. I hardly ever treat
myself to massages and facials, but I think it’s important to reward myself
every once in a while.
College: My senior year of college was a blissful year. I had locked down a full time job by December and
by spring quarter I was out at happy hours and going out with my friends every
weekend (and Wednesdays…and Thursdays). My blissful times ended as I graduated,
relocated to Southern California, and started my career with a PepsiCo.
As a Seattle Fashion blogger I am always on the hunt to find new places to take photos at in Seattle. As I wander around the streets of downtown or a neighborhood in Seattle, I am always on the look out. Over the years I've found some amazing spots to shoot in Seattle so I thought I would share these spots with you today. So if you've been googling "where to take photos in Seattle", I've got you covered!
Do you know what it's like to walk in a room and understand that you are not the norm? Do you know what it's like to be the only woman? The only person of color? And the only person under the age of 30 in a conference room?
Mr.President, has a senior leader ever addressed you continuously and mixed you up as the other Asian woman in a meeting? Have you been questioned by your co-workers and surrounding management why your last name is Cortes?
Mr. President, do you you understand what it means to be uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you understand the struggles and the beauty of having two cultures? Or speaking another language at home?
Mr. President, do you understand your privilege? Do you understand that money is a privilege? Being a man is a privilege? Being white is privilege? Having no prior political experience and being elected the president of this country is a privilege?
Mr. President, did you know my grandfather fought for this country? He was recruited by the American Military during World War 2. Did you know he was segregated? Did you know he knew that the whites and the people of color had unequal amounts of food? So he had to scheme to break into the white rations of food in the middle of the night to survive the war?
Mr. President, do you know what its like to live in a world that sees you for your differences, whether they say so or not? Do you know what it means to have your religion attacked? Not only by extremist, but also threatened by the own country you are proud to live in?
Mr. President, I may not be Muslim, I may not have been segregated, but I have a basic understanding of privilege and oppression. Mr. President, I may not understand what it means to come from money or what it means to be white. But I do understand that with privilege comes power, and power comes influence, and influence can be just or unjust.
Mr. President, do you understand that you have the influence to make laws that don't attack people for their religion? Or that you have the influence to make laws that protect our environment? Or that you have the influence to make women's rights fundamental rights? And you have the influence to create a conversation instead of end in a social media ban?
Mr. President, in the fragile world we live in today, you have the power to lead with empathy, the privilege to lead with humanity, and the influence to make the unjust just.
Mr. President, will you listen to the American people? Or will you perpetuate another cycle of oppression, segregation, and exclusion?
Mr. President, will you open your mind and your heart to the people who are not the norm? The people who must defend their religions? The people who are not like you?
Mr. President, what type of person will you choose to be in your time in power?
Do you ever feel like you eat at the same restaurants over and over again? Or that you only stay in the your neighborhood when you decide to go out to eat?
Its easy for me to fall in the same cycle of restaurants because I know they'll be good and I enjoy whats already familiar. But I do make it point to try a few new places every month because I do love trying new places to eat. This past weekend was a jam packed weekend full of food so I'd thought I'd share my Seattle Weekend Restaurant Recap to hopefully give you some inspiration of where to eat next.
Do you ever wonder what to wear for a date? Or what can you and your significant other do for a date? As Valentine’s Day is just around the
corner, I’ve been searching from some Seattle date night ideas for Brandon and me. I
thought I’d share the some of my Seattle date night ideas with you. Here’s what I would wearand what I would dofor a date night thatyou can also do: