Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 170

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. // Alphonse de Lamartine

+ The four phases of a woman’s career, and how to navigate them.

+ A pink, puff sleeve boyfriend blazer…I’m listening.

+ If Adele’s not talking about her weight loss, why can’t we stop?

+Hello, Need Supply Co. This floral dress and <$75 tank dress caught my eye.

+ How to protect your privacy while using social media.

+ Fadeblock, so you don’t wash away your hair color.

+ A Working Mom’s Quarantine Life.

+ The portable sound machine that blocks out Kyle’s 6:00AM work calls.

+ This 355-square-foot studio apt. will blow your mind.

+ Frank & Oak has modern casual clothes.  Their wrap top is a favorite.

+ Meet five women who dramatically changed their career paths.

+ Have a pet? Meet the ultimate hair pickup device.

+ How to say no to attending a wedding during a pandemic.

These Butterscotch Cashew Bars just looked to good not to share.  They’re also vegetarian.  So that makes them health food, right?

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  1. Ana says:

    This was a good roundup. The article on the career phases had me nodding and face palming because I swore I would navigate my 30s better and yet here I am – one kid, pregnant, and totally clueless about where / what to do career-wise.

    Did the Adele link mean to say “why can’t we stop talking about it?” I thought that’s be more fitting

    May 11, 2020/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It did. It seems odd that she’s not talking about it, and yet, everyone else is.

      May 12, 2020/Reply
  2. Cindy says:

    I have a blazer similar to that pink blazer (a few years old so not puff sleeve) and it’s great for summer. Cute for dresses or jeans.

    May 12, 2020/Reply
  3. Katy says:

    I hope the part about the 40s and career is true. I’m 37 and basically any day that I don’t kill one of my kids or someone at work, I consider a success. My 30s totally coincided with the kid having and the getting promoted so these days I feel like I don’t have any energy to do anything beyond flop in bed myself after surviving the work day and the small kids are down.

    May 12, 2020/Reply
    • J says:

      Same. My coworkers with older children say it gets better, but every day with everyone in the house has been a struggle. I don’t even watch cheezy TV anymore, I’m so tired! Here’s hoping it gets better for you too!

      May 12, 2020/Reply
  4. SCMD2 says:

    The article on career phases was pretty interesting – I just got promoted to project management and I’m in my early 30s. I’m single, but it’s not by choice, yet looking at the article, in some ways I guess it’s good I got promoted to this level now before I have more responsibilities like a husband and children. On the flip side, if I am lucky enough to find someone to marry and have kids with before I’m 40, the article kind of gives me hope that maybe in my late 40s & in my 50s I can rise to leadership positions and become a role model for any younger women of color in engineering/construction.

    May 12, 2020/Reply