Monthly Inspiration: August 2019
August is officially here, which means so are the nostalgic feelings of back-to-school shopping, new pens and notebooks, and of course a new wardrobe! I loved this season so much growing up and still get such excitement for the start of fall.
July was an incredibly busy month with work and getting back into the swing of things from vacation and August is going to be no different, but I’m excited for the challenge! I’m taking another class this fall which I’m super excited about, but I’m also looking to dive deeper into Lettered in the Sky and help this business take even greater form throughout the rest of the year.
Here’s what is keeping me inspired this month:
Staying creative and inspired can be difficult at times and I love these tips on ways to unleash creativity. It’s geared towards writing, but it can be used for any creativity necessary for projects, designs or just strategic thinking.
I’ve never been one to read “Letters to the Editor” or advice columns, but “I like Working Retail. Why Am I Ashamed to Say So?” from the NY Times was a really good read and I think it brings to attention the anxiety we sometimes may feel in pursuing our passions versus pursuing what we’re “supposed” to do.
The Career Advice You Need to Hear, Based on Your Enneagram - I’m a 1, the perfectionist (totally accurate btw), and the pieces shared in this are e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. (I took this test to determine my number.)
Stress and burn out are one of those internal experiences that can easily be felt around an office. This is something that I’ve tried really hard to make sure I keep in check when I’m feeling overwhelmed at work so it doesn’t affect anyone else, but this article about it by the Harvard Business Review is SO. GOOD.
This song by Avril Lavigne is so inspirational and hopeful and has me feelings all the feels. So good and I’m sure it will be stuck in my head the rest of the summer and into the fall.
I’ve read a few of wit & whimsy’s posts, but this one about her career tipping point was so real and raw. It spun me down a rabbit hole of reading all her career blogs!
I’m loving Reader Digest’s list of women who changed the world. There were a few names on there I’d never heard of before, but it was really interesting and enlightening.
Y’all know my love of thank you notes and I’m obsessing over this list by Southern Living about the 5 occasions where its a necessity to send your gratitude!