Some of you may have figured out that one of my clients is Fit in Clouds, a shoe company that makes rollable flats that can fit in your purse. Fit in Clouds have been mentioned by Oprah, Martha Stewart Weddings, Seventeen, Redbook, and more, so of course I was thrilled when they contacted me via Twitter to ask me to manage their online presence (helllooooo Twitter, Facebook, Polyvore, Instagram, Pinterest, PicMonkey, etc!).
Since Fit in Clouds pays part of my bills, it may be hard for you to take me seriously when I say these are seriously the most comfortable flats ever. I used to hate flats, but I have slowly succumbed to their power as the perfect shoes for coworking, running errands, and hanging out with friends. But these flats are just about the only ones that 1) don’t force me to go through a painful adjustment period of blisters to get used to them and 2) fit super easily into my work bag or purse.
But don’t take my word for it- you could win your own pair of rollable flats!
Just click the image above for details and to enter
In the meantime, follow along with Fit in Clouds:
My blog is so funny in that I can go from drug testing for welfare recipients to a clothing swap party. Hey, life’s all about being balanced, right?
This clothing swap is open to young female bloggers in the Triangle. After the event, we’ll have each girl blog about the best item she received Haven’t joined the group yet? Contact me!
Updated: The Wine Feed, a Raleigh-based online wine retailer, has offered to sponsor the swap party! Several wine varieties will be available to sip on throughout the evening
Let go: I made an insensitive comment (completely unintentionally!) the other day and I kept beating myself up about it. What I finally convinced myself of: if you feel you should apologize, do it. If not, let it go. Everyone says and does dumb stuff, and chances are nobody else is still thinking about it.
Unplug: I did the Tir Na Nog run through Historic Oakwood last night and it was so great to run without headphones. I felt like I had discovered a whole new part of the city! The crisp, beautiful fall air and colorful leaves didn’t hurt either.
Don’t do it just because you should: OK, all you North Carolinians, don’t be upset: I don’t like the state fair. I really want to. I want to love the food and the rides and the excitement (like in the picture below) but all I can think is: crowds, lines, tons of money, parking, and stress. So this year my sister and I decided that we were forgoing the fair in lieu of another fall festivity that we’ll actually enjoy, like yoga or a fall walk.
Sometimes it’s okay to have that extra cup of coffee: I’ve been very conscious of my caffeine intake recently and I don’t generally need an afternoon cup of caffeinated coffee. I got 8 hours of sleep last night, I worked out, and I ate a healthy breakfast and lunch. But you know what? I’m enjoying my full-caf mug of coffee right now
I heard on the radio this morning that today is Do Something Nice Day. While I always try to be nice (as I hope you do!), it’s nice to have a reminder every once in awhile to step outside of ourselves and make a conscious effort to improve someone else’s day.
Some ideas I have (some of which I found here):
- Pay for the person behind me in line at the coffee shop
- Bring baked goods in for the construction workers downstairs
- Treat our coworkers to Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
- Offer a few free hours of babysitting
- Tell a friend how they’ve inspired me
The last point brings me to an email I received recently from a friend.
“one of the speakers [at an event] said something that reminded me of you:
someone asked him how they could inspire others, and the speaker said
that to inspire others, you must allow others to inspire you. that
reminded me of your blog post “entrenched in the field.” you were
saying that that you are inspired by [your friends] but i don’t know if you realize that you are one of the people who
inspire me the most, not only because you are going out there and
actively making your goals a reality, but also just because of your
attitude and how you look at the world.”
That one paragraph from one of my best friends meant more to me than any write up in any newspaper. There may or may not have been tears. So I encourage you to do something kind today- tell someone how they inspire you!
I’ve been working long, long hours (minus my two day jaunt to DC!), so I think it’s time for some creative self-indulgence.
I want to:
- Relax with a trashy tabloid while getting a pedicure
- Find a place in Raleigh for a fancy afternoon tea
- Read an Emily Giffin book outside
- Light candles and sip wine
- Catch up on my blogs on Google Reader
- Enjoy each and every sip of each and every Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Make my bed in the morning so that I can sink into it at night
- Take a yoga class
- Leave the windows open
- Pick up fresh hydrangeas or peonies
- Wear my fun, colorful jewelry that I somehow never wear
- Browse the books at an outside used book store
- Find a perfect white couch for our office
- Revive my basil plant
- Eat al fresco with friends
- Walk the dogs to the park