Sometimes you have to check yourself, whether for your privilege or perspective (or both).
Lately I’ve found myself grousing about things that are simultaneously within and outside of my control (time management, budgets, creative ruts). It’s easy to blame a hot summer for mental lethargy, the Internet for procrastination, anyone but yourself for problems that are relatively insignificant … and also, at their essence, solvable. So, it’s crisp in Atlanta: a good season to rediscover optimism, personal accountability, and creative outlets. At the end of the day, I love my job, my work, and the weather.
This week I’m alternating between attending this year’s Digital Atlanta and jetting back to our new office. More to follow!
In other news:
- Wanderlust is driving me nuts, but I’m looking forward to a winter vacation in France (for real). Next trip is to Iceland.
- Speaking of wanderlust, a piece from Slate defending airline food. Maybe I have a dull palate, but I’ve never thought airplane food was all that bad.
- And speaking of food, this farro recipe has made me a complete convert. SO. GOOD.
- “The need to bring down to our level, to deface, to deride and debunk any splendor that is towering above us, is probably the saddest urge of human nature.”
- Your friends have informational deficit — why your casual acquaintances on Twitter are better than your close friends on Facebook.