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.