Last year, I started volunteering for an organization called Girls on the Run. It is a running club for girls in grades 3-5 and has a presence throughout the country. Our local chapter has clubs in dozens of schools around the Twin Cities area. I’m not writing this post on behalf of them and I don’t speak for their organization, but I wanted to share my experience with you all because it has made such an impact on my life!
A few weeks ago, I shared that I was running the Birdtown Half marathon—one of my favorite races. I had run 10 miles at my goal pace in March, and my training went really well, so I was optimistic about reaching my time goal for the race.
And then I came down with the flu the week of the race…
It was the most sick I have been in years and I didn’t get out of bed for 3 days! I was hopeful that by resting the entire week that my body would be ready to run the race by that weekend. By race day, I felt okay. Not great, but I have run before while not feeling great and I really wanted to reach my goal.
I recently met with a student that I’m mentoring and decided it was time to have “the talk”. The talk about real career advice, and the things millennial women can face in the workforce. Getting the job can be hard, doing the job can be harder. But, there are a lot of tools that you can use to navigate the ups and downs.
Here are my tips for getting that job and finding success and happiness once you’re there.
This year, I wanted to update my patio with new furniture that gave more comfortable seating and was just better looking than the old bistro table that I used to have. I found a really good deal on a Opal House chair set from Target that had a fun boho vibe. The set was also great because it came with cushions and pillows for the chairs. After getting the new set, I decided to redesign all of my outdoor living space to fit with the boho look!
In Minnesota, we only get a few months of beautiful summer weather, but one of the things that I like most about living here is that we make the most out of the summer months. I try to save a lot of my vacation time to take Fridays off in the summer to get a little extra outdoor time. On a beautiful weekend day, the trails in Minneapolis will be filled with people walking, running, rollerblading, biking, or whatever else they can do to be outside.
We also have lots of roof top and sidewalk patios that restaurants turn into outdoor seating, because we have to make the most of every beautiful, warm day!
If you find yourself without plans this summer, I’ve made a bucket list of the must-do activities to have the best summer ever!
Warm weather brings sunshine filled days outside. Instead of sweating it out in a face full of makeup, I lighten up my beauty routine to a few simple products. The key is to invest in products that protect your skin, work even when you break a sweat, and still look great!
Here are my summer beauty essentials: