Hi everyone! How was your week? Mine definitely fell into the work hard / play hard variety — plenty of exploration but also plenty of leaving the office at midnight. With everything that happens in life, there’s always the opportunity to grow — I definitely felt myself getting pushed outside of my comfort zone this week but learned so much. It feels good to be evolving in both life and business.
A highlight of my weekends is getting up early on Sundays when the rest of the city is still asleep and taking long walks through different neighborhoods.
The Branch office definitely has a modern tropical theme going on! Keeping it bright and happy up in here.
My musical obsession lately has been Cary Nokey so when I unexpectedly won an Instagram contest and a pile full of awesome merch landed on my doorstep, it felt fitting to dance through the office wearing these glasses. Check out Cary Nokey’s videos here and the newest album on Spotify here.
Those of you who live in S.E. Portland will probably recognize this colorful corner!
This week I’ve been helping Uncommon Goods out with their Instagram and sharing some of my favorite products of theirs — pretty much the most fun job ever! See, it’s possible for even the most random hobbies (like shooting still lifes) to turn into work. 😉
Portland is in full-on bloom right now. Come visit!
More still life fun! I’m so into this Katz’s chocolate egg cream candle. It smells like the most delicious dessert….without any of the guilt! #winning
This week felt like a roller coaster but as I said before, that’s where the growth comes in. Every day I feel like I’m learning something new when it comes to running a business. There’s no instruction manual that can prepare you for it — and that’s both exciting and scary. The biggest lesson I’ve recently learned is that it’s okay to ask for help as often as you need it. The worst that can happen is that someone says no! I needed another workspace in my office so I asked Joey to build me a custom desk. I was working too much due to not setting clear boundaries and was upfront about it with a few clients. I realized I needed more help with project management so I made a call. It’s all about getting real with what you need and reaching out.
Things are winding down on a high note — over at Branch, we just shared the Brand New Ways project and launched a new website plus 12 workbooks with Ellen Fondiler. So immensely proud of both of both of these ladies!
Before I sign off, I’ll leave you with this quote:
“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” —Dennis Waitley
Have a great weekend, everyone!