Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
#totalhonestytuesday today is the last day for the applications for the summer intern program and I feel both excited and terrified. On the one hand we have received way more applications than anticipated, which is wonderful and an honor. But on the other hand, being a manager is never something I set out to do or feel particularly good at. I read management and business books more than literature now because I'm always worried about what I'm doing wrong in leading a team. And yes I have a partner which makes it easier (shouts to my bb @laurenverhage!) but seeing all these applications and futures and hopeful people reminds me that the hardest part of business in many ways is living up to being the colleague that people deserve. I fail, and sometimes find myself having to take Xanax to manage the stress (even though I hate Xanax), but it is a challenge I feel honored to rise to.
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#totalhonestytuesdayregram from @darciebakes Only a few hours left to share (and tag us in) your #totalhonestytuesday! Here's what she had to confess. * "#totalhonestytuesday: Generally, I'm decent at accepting my mistakes in stride. However, we can't be perfect all the time… Yesterday I was really excited about making this Southern caramel cake. I'm not a total stranger to caramel, but I haven't made it enough to be totally comfortable with it [it can be a finicky beast!] just yet… Well, the cake itself turned out awesome. But I overcooked the caramel sauce, causing its consistency to be all wrong. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't really annoyed at my errors. But hey, shit happens. Even to people who have been practicing a particular skill for years – we all mess up. The important part is that we recognize where we went wrong, see the beauty in our mistakes, and move on to do better. 😊🗝"
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A break from my #bea16 photo sharing for some #totalhonestytuesday talk: I still don't understand a lot about Instagram aesthetics although I do appreciate the value of a good background. My secret: I use my laptop case as my "fancy" background in a lot of my photos. Especially when it comes to #bookstagram!
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I found the hashtag #totalhonestytuesday and I know it's Wednesday but I'm totally going to reappropriate it. • My confession? I've not been great – life changes etc – and sometimes on one hand, such changes propel you to try reclaim control of your life. But other times you just want to let go of things. Work has become a weird sanctuary, there's some sense of purpose, but I also notice myself caring less about keeping notes in any kind of order. Work makes me tired but the free hours in the evening give little relief. • These contradictions, in what you think you should do vs what you actually do, in what you think you want vs what you do when you get it. I want to share beautiful things and interesting thoughts, but all I can post are the pencil smears on a notebook.
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The past few weeks, my mind has been out of sync, and I haven't had motivation to do much of anything. So I slacked on buying groceries and opted for the various pedway restaurants for lunches. Today I made myself walk to the Jewel and buy groceries to last through next week. I'm feeling a little better already. #totalhonestytuesday #groceryshopping #mentalhealth #isitfridayyet
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Guess what you guys?? the 👏🏻 pile 👏🏻 lives 👏🏻 on #totalhonestytuesday seriously debated for a good long while if I should post this or not (out of embarrassment), but it's the honest truth. A week later, and I still haven't found the time to clean it up… and in fact, it's grown. 😁😁😁
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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.