Last night I was rummaging around my bathroom, searching for things to pack (to pack! more about my trip later!) and because I can't just do one thing at a time, I was compelled to organize my growing collection of Bath & Body Works products.
You may or may not know this, but I started working for Bath & Body Works last September. I did really well for a while, but I've unfortunately (for my bank account) gotten to the point where I just can't help but buy things! Sometimes. I'm not crazy. I don't think I'll ever have the collection comparable to some of my co-workers (one has over 60 candles!), but I'm learning what I like.
So... I decided to do some a review of sorts. Really chill. I'll just let you know what my favorites are in each category, since I get that question a lot.
So I'll see you in a week?
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
So it turns out that churchy self help type seminars are a huge deal. Who knew?
Now, I can't really tell you a whole lot about what this one is really about
because I attended like 3 of the 7 or 8 or however many sessions there were.
BUT, Brother & Sister Ritchie are super sweet missionaries who I picked up some wise thoughts from.
(I also stole these super flattering photos of me from their website, http://theministryofbusiness.com/)
I was looking at my notes the other day, and there's actually some gems, so here you go:
+ Write a personal constitution.
You're not going to be what you say you want to be if you don't name them & remember.
Peak Performance Model:
+ Spiritual Toughening
+ Time Management (self esteem=productivity=tm)
+ Financial Fitness
+ Skills & Talents- find your oil
+ Nutrition & Rest
+ Humor (the most successful leader/person only laughs at themselves, no one else)
+ Mental Toughness- "I will go, I will do."
3 Es of Training (Communication, I think?)
7 Steps to a Great Talk:
+ "I remember..." story
+ a Scripture
+ object lesson/visual aid
+ "Will you..."
+ "I promise..."+ "I know..."
Humor, Passion, Voice, Face, Grooming, Time
*An 8 minute talk is 8 minutes or less. That's my jam.
Gotta have a good mix of:
Message, passion, credibility
I love that. I think it applies to the way we live life,
not just the way we give talks!
So so awesome.
I also would say message/cause because of the next part...
BHAG -> Big Hairy Audacious Goal
(something we should all have! but that I can't figure out)
BHAG = cause, credibility, passion
And that's all we have! Except for a couple great videos.
The first one is a TED Talk by Benjamin Zander,
which I remember nothing about except that it was good & this:
"I will never say anything that I could not stand to be my last words."
The other one is something I just remember being adorable and hilarious:
The Story of Jonah far across the sheeaa!
k i'm done.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
i got my hair did,
ate lunch at sweetgreen,
and shopped too much.
and then i watched pitch perfect at home with my sister.
it was not what i pictured 21 to be.
but it was happy.
and happy is all i asked for.
Monday, January 6, 2014
In November through last week, I worked a lot.
Holy holidays in retail. People are insane.
And I was tired. But it was mostly fun.
Other things that happened:
+ My coworker and I took pics with Santa at the mall, obvi.
+ I said goodbye to some sister missionaries.
We have some amazing Sisters here in DC South,
and Tori will be pretty cool in CA I guess.
No more Sunday School snapchatting for me.
+ My sister got me Pitch Perfect, fleece lined leggings, and the cutest Anthro mug,
so I need literally nothing else to live.
+ I spent Christmas with my favorite cousins in Virginia & it was so perfect and fun.
+ The week after Christmas I got enough time off to go home!
I baked, slept, and played with the dog. It was the best.
We also went to the farm (!!!) and I over-snapchatted it.
It's seriously gorgeous, though.
aaaaaand that basically brings us to now.