The Edition: No. 226
May 25, 2021
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. // Robert Louis Stevenson
+ Valuable survival secrets from six small business owners.
+ A friend recommended this jumpsuit for WFH. I now own three. It happens.
+ If you’re headed back to the office, don’t miss the Rack’s work dress selection.
+ It’s not the pandemic that forced Moms out of work, it was Dads.
+ 21 believable excuses for when you need to flake on plans.
+ IT Brushes from Ulta are the best makeup brushes. Period.
+ A deeper look at what the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre destroyed.
+ Navigating the job search in the ‘life after layoff.‘
+ These packing cubes from Amazon make traveling a breeze.
+ Six ways to make your salads taste as good as Sweetgreen.
+ This Breville Smart Oven/Air Fryer is the only thing Kyle misses about Montana.
Long Read. The Anxiety of Influencers.
The pandemic appears to be ending. Vaccines are plentiful. Travel has restarted. And I find myself so ready for this period of our lives to be over, and also so not ready to go back to life as it was.
And since, I find that I learn more from my readers than I do from almost anyone, I thought it might be enlightening to discuss where we are now.
In the comments, please leave a comment with the following: 1) One thing that has changed in your life over the last 14-months for the better, and 2) One thing that has changed for the worse. I’ll start.
Better: I feel like my marriage is in a better place today than it was at the start of the pandemic. With nowhere to go (literally), we ended up dealing with some things that had been lingering unfixed for some time.
Worse: My life was already in a transition period, and last year was the year I planned to solidify some things. Those plans got dashed on the rocks like an old wooden boat. So now things feel just as unsettled, if not more, and I have lost a year.
I look forward to reading your responses. xo, Abra