Last weekend’s conference couldn’t have come at a better time. I had been feeling overworked, unbalanced, and even wrote a post about it before I left for Utah. I’m pretty attuned to the symptoms of burnout and felt them creeping up on me as I pushed myself to make more and be more in my career. I have this instant gratification and impatience problem. 🙂 Last weekend’s conference left me feeling inspired and invigorated — exactly the opposite of how I had expected to feel after three consecutive weekends of travel. I felt like I did when I hit publish… View Post

You guys. I waited to get this post up until today because I wanted to make sure that I had enough time to sit and write up everything that went down this weekend. As you know, I spent last Thursday through Sunday at the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had never been, but let me tell you the weather was perfect and so were the mountains. I shared a room with these lovely ladies: Chrissa, Kelsey, and Ashley (who you may remember from GIRLS WEEKEND a few weeks ago). Before getting into the conference (this is… View Post

Happy Friday friends! Coming to you from Salt Lake City and the Everything Food Conference! I got in yesterday and the weather is BEAUTIFUL. It’s reminiscent of my stay in Arizona where the sun was out but there was no humidity. I’m obsessed. I’m staying with Ashley, Kelsey, and Chrissa until Sunday and then head back to Chicago. The actual sessions start today and I plan to write up a recap next week. Stay tuned. 🙂 Here’s what I’ve been loving this week (add the weather here as #6). I’m off to hunt for donuts. 1. Hi I’m Skinny Snacks I’m… View Post

I feel like I could use this topic to spin off all kinds of posts ranging from learning to say no to how to tap into your intuition. Maybe I still will. 🙂 I’ve mentioned here and there that I’ve been feeling overwhelmed for at least a good month or so. My problems are all good ones to have — too much work with not enough hours in the day. As much as I wish it weren’t true, there is too much of a good thing. I gave up one of my teaching jobs at the end of March. While… View Post

Happy Tuesday! I have my weekend recap coming at you a little later this week because Sunday I didn’t get home to Chicago until midnight — way past this girl’s bedtime. In case you missed it, I flew out to NYC Friday night for Neil’s cousin’s bridal shower. It wasn’t until Sunday, but I wanted to hang out and spend some time with his cousins. I didn’t get back to the house until 1 am on Friday which is a whole other story — just make sure to account for construction if you fly into Laguardia any time soon. Saturday… View Post