Often I the books I read shed light on my current personal and professional life. Last week, I reviewed #GIRLBOSS for The Style Letter’s Style Views series. When I was debating what book to use as a way to announce the massive amount of changes that are happening today – it was either #GIRLBOSS (again) or Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About Neck (which is coming this week).
Abandoning The Garden Apt. – harsh, but slightly true. If anything, my lack of writing over the past couple of months was in preparation for this inevitable switch. I wanted to make the switch so that I could focus more on White Oak Creative (more on that later), and I also wanted just to write wearing lit pieces that were more personal. In all honesty, the hardest thing for me to leave behind was my garden apt badge. Nonetheless, I ripped the bandaid off. So now, this Lindsay Humes blog will just be my wearing lit series, usually weekly, but maybe more or maybe less.
Today with White Oak Creative, I’ve launched my a new site design, a premade blog shop with 8 premade themes, and prints for sale at Society6. So let’s talk about #GIRLBOSS. I really enjoyed this book. I liked it 1000% better than LEAN IN. I think it is partially due to the fact that I read it when I needed to read it. In the midst of doing all of the above listed things, I was feeling exhausted, down emotionally and motivationally, and a little bit frustrated. I took a few evenings (when I’m usually working on my own things), and I took a few evenings to read this book. There’s a few key things that I took away from it. First, Sophia describes her first few years on EBAY has just hunkering down and hustling, which I’ve been doing, but I also needed to hear. Adam keeps on reminding me how incredible it is that I’ve created this business from being self-taught and that it is in demand. I think having my own sites out-of-line was kind of crushing my spirit a bit. Secondly, define my own path by focusing on myself. When I started doing this, I’m creativity and inspiration increased 100-fold. I went through my social media accounts and feedly and I unfollowed things and people that didn’t inspire me. I added website, people, and companies that I enjoyed reading, and I started taking 30 minutes each morning to write or draw whatever I was thinking about that morning. Not only do I feel more focused, but I learn something new everyday. I realized that I consider “good days” based off what I learned, and I need to make sure I’m learning something new each day.
One to the fashion part, part of who I’m is about being efficient and minimal. I’ve started to figure out what my uniform includes: skinny jeans, shoes with a heel or slight heel, bucket bags or totes (nothing else), daily easy jewelry including my Micheal Kors watch with my Michelle Starbuck Design studs, and maybe a t-shirt or silky blouse. With this uniform, I feel comfortable but put together and confident. It is the comfort and confidence that I think are the two essential values of becoming one’s own #GIRLBOSS.
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