December 15, 2014
WELCOME to the new Losing in the City!
Happy Monday!! This week is officially my last week of work in 2014. I am on vacation after this week until the New Year and I can’t wait.
For the past few months, I have been working with the wonderful team at Melton Digital to redesign and update the overall look and feel of Losing In The City. I have been wanting to redesign for awhile, but just didn’t have the time, but I am so glad that I am done and I’m ready to start the new year off on a high with Losing in the City. My hope and goal with the redesign was to make the overall navigation and experience on the site simple, easy and enjoyable for all of you.
I have of exciting things in store for 2015 and can’t wait to share them with you. In the meantime, let’s get reacquainted and checkout my updated about me page.
If you’re new to the site, welcome to the Losing in the City community.
Lastly, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. Yes, I’m launching a newsletter soon
Here’s to a FAB and AWESOME week.
How do you like the site? How was your weekend?
December 3, 2014
I am excited to announce that Losing in the City is getting a makeover. The site will be temporarily down for a couple of days this week.
I’ve been working on the new look and feel for the past few months and can’t wait for you to see it!!
Have you done a recent makeover for your site? What were some of your learnings?
December 1, 2014
Happy Post Thanksgiving!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s December 1 and today (at least for me) officially starts my countdown to the holidays. I absolutely love the holiday season. I look forward to this time of year with excitement and so much anticipation. Between the time off from work, spending time with my family, snow days and so much more, I just can’t wait!
As we start off this week, I wanted to share a message about perception. I first heard the saying that “perception is reality” when I was straight out of college and working as an assistant at one of my first full-time jobs. I was having a conversation with one of my managers and that was her words of wisdom for me as I started my career.
I never really liked the meaning behind that statement. Just because you perceive something about someone or a situation, doesn’t make it reality. What drives me even crazier about this statement is that sometimes we allow peoples perceptions of us to become our reality and that’s where I have a PROBLEM.
I have been dealing with a professional situation where I know someone felt a certain way about me for whatever reason and I was letting it really bother me in a big way. You ever have that one person that can just take you to a bad place sometimes? I mean it was really messing with my head. Whenever I would try and brush it off, I found myself sink into this weird space of insecurity and assessing whether or not there’s validity to that persons perception of me. (P.S. I am a very confident person and the fact that this one person was making me doubt myself was really driving me crazy).
I was talking to my husband about this situation and he said to me “why are you seeking validation from this person” and I never looked at it that way, but in a weird way I was seeking validation, as HARD as it is for me to admit that. But admitting that has actually helped me to LET IT GO.
I am so glad that I had this AHA moment after talking to my husband. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulder. I spent the past few months wasting a lot of unnecessary energy on something that I can’t change. I can’t change someone’s perception of me and nor do I want to.
I am confident in ME and I love ME and I will never let someone else make me think differently about who I am and the work that I do. I can confidently say that I have so moved on from that situation and I’m in a much better place.
As you start this week, remember that you create the reality for yourself. Don’t ever let someone’s opinion of you dim the light within you. Perception is not always reality at all.
How was your Thanksgiving? How do you feel about the statement “perception is reality”?