#BreakThings: Living History
Fans of Aaron Sorkin know that he often titles the important episodes of his shows, “What Kind of Day Has This Been?”
That’s how I’m feeling about this week.
I would often wonder when I was young what it was like for my grandparents to live through The Depression, WWII, and so much social change. I would wonder what it was like for my parents to live through the Civil Rights movement in the South, Watergate, Vietnam, etc..
But when I asked, they didn’t seem as awe’d by these events as I was. Having now lived through 9/11, the Great Recession, the election of America’s first black President, the Trump years, a global pandemic, and so many other historical events, I think I understand why.
When you’re living through history, you still have to go to work, care for your children, and go about your lives. You see what’s happening, and you know that the events are important, but life goes on.
So this morning, in the midst of a historic election, I’m going to get my roots done and then finish up a brief. Because you just have to keep going, and hope that history sorts itself out for the better.
Explaining why you left your last job is never fun. Ask a Manager has some tips for telling a potential new employer that you left your last job because of burnout.
I need dresses for at-home date nights. This one from Express is comfortable, but a little sexy (or a lot sexy depending on how much leg you show). Or dress it down with a boot and a cardigan.
The headline on this piece is “It’s a good day for snacking cake.”
I must know what snacking cake is. Then, I must eat it.
Camille Styles discusses how to get out ahead of your anxiety so you can better manage those days when everything feels like too much.