You can be too goal oriented. At least, that’s the lesson that I am learning in my own life. You can focus too much on points A and B and your goals list, and you can miss a lot of the little things in between. Then, you’ll discover that those little things were actually a big thing called, life. Perhaps this sentiment is best expressed by the philosopher and intellectual Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
1) I stopped eating a daily breakfast in 1996. Once high school started, I decided that that 15 minutes would be better spent sleeping or curling my hair. Priorities, ladies, priorities. However, this article from Forbes on why skipping breakfast is bad for our heart health has me stocking up on cereal and yogurt.
2) After what felt like the longest summer sale on record, Reiss has stocked some beautiful new items. I adore these modern, sexy pointed-toe pumps. I also love this high-neck belted coat and this rust red, sculpted sheath.
3) When Kate Middleton stepped out onto the stairs of the hospital last week, I doubt she realized that so many people would wonder why a woman who gave birth less than 48 hours before wasn’t in swimsuit shape yet. Naomi McAuliffe from The Guardian sets these fools straight with a delightful amount of wit and brilliance.
4) I needed to buy a gift for a friend’s little girl. I labored for a while about dolls and books and clothes. Then, I remembered how much I loved my Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker when I was a kid. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. She loved it.
5) Someone created a burka-clad superhero who fights for the right of girls to go to school? Slow clap.
6) Looking for a pair of shoes/boots for hiking. I haven’t purchased new boots since Clinton was in office. I was thinking about these Merrell Salida hiking shoes. Any suggestions from outdoorsy ladies?
7) Urban Daddy is a great lifestyle site. I consistently find good restaurant reviews, product recommendations and event listings on their page. Last week, they posted about an alarm clock app that requires users to get out of bed and take a certain number of steps before it will turn off. This could be especially beneficial to someone who hits the snooze repeatedly–not that I’ve ever done that–and a much better choice than the Clocky, an alarm clock on wheels.
9) At least once per week, someone asks me what eye shadow I’m wearing. My usual shade, Stila’s Oasis, is the perfect hue of sandy gold. Their makeup line may be a little more miss than hit, in my opinion, by the eye shadows are definitely winners.
10) Want to have your mind blown by scientific innovation? Imagine that you could travel from New York City to San Fransisco in under an hour using a tube system that moves at hyper speed. Inventors are working on such a system, and say the cost of a ticket could be less than $200. I, for one, would love to kiss the airlines and their oft-delayed, flying tin cans goodbye.