I have never been good at not comparing myself to others. It is one of my favorite activities—something I do in between work emails and the lull between episodes of Parenthood loading on Netflix. A simple glance at Twitter or a mindless scroll through Facebook reveals the various successes, personal and professional, of friends, people from high school, old roommates. They are all seemingly doing things. Big things. And here I sit, on my couch, doing smaller things, like watching TV, working and conducting consumer research on duvet covers or televisions. My mind starts to wander. "I should be doing better," a voice says, insistent and grating. "I should be doing more." This voice is the worst. It is career suicide.The correct response to this: "Keep your eyes on your own paper."
Omg, I love Maya Singer's wild, sweeping, manic rant
/ call-to-arms for Style.com about how fashion is about more than clothes and women who declare fashion to be frivolous are carrying water for the patriarchy. I am currently wearing a cotton dress that I'm pretty sure is a nightgown and an Old Navy denim shirt with a hole in the elbow, but you better believe I am first bumping through that hole.
I am a huge fan of Of a Kind
and the ladies behind it, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, so I was excited to see this interview with them up on The Cut
, where they talk about how they came up with the idea for their business and all the panic -- okay, and hard work -- that went into making it happen.
5. If she had not been a famous actress, she would have been a zookeeper. As far as her favorite animal goes, she loves, "Anything with a leg on each corner." (Update: "I love snakes too!")