Life Lately

After the week that Boston just had I feel like it would be a good idea to highlight all the good things in my life from this past week instead of obsessing over the the bad. Don’t get me wrong I was panicking and glued to the news but that can be draining especially for someone who’s home is right outside Boston.

So in lieu of dissecting the week and rehashing where I was and what my story is, here is a whole lot of good from my week.

1. I went to my first Red Sox game of the season on April 14th with my family and Nicholas. It was a great game, Buchholz almost had a no hitter!

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2. I wore a pretty cute outfit to the Red Sox game too.

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3. On our drive back up to school on Patriot’s Day, I was feeling pretty lucky so I took a chance and I won $10! Also June 17th is my birthday so that was a little weird. IMG_4033

4. I bought my dress for graduation. Oh my god, I can’t even believe that it is so close. I got it on sale at the Gap but they don’t sell the color that I got online, the white and navy are also pretty cute though.

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5. WSU Spring Weekend was this past weekend. I had to work a lot but my time off was really fun. The outdoor photo booth was hysterical.

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6. We had a cookout with all our friends too. (Seniors pictured here…)IMG_4047

7. To top it all off, so many beautiful things happened in Boston after the attack, human nature and kindness were out in full force. Boston Strong. IMG_3951

Woman of the Week!

I present to you: Hillary Rodham-Clinton

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This former secretary of state and potential presidential candidate in 2016 had a pretty big week. I don’t feel like she needs much more introduction than that. She came out in support of gay marriage  and the rights of all Americans in a video produced for the organization the  Human Rights Campaign. It is wonderful to see more and more people finally telling the world where they stand on this issue and especially wonderful to see a woman with so much power join in the conversation.

In an article by the Huffington Post Hillary is highlighted as saying “I believe America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being.’’ She couldn’t be more right in my opinion, if we were all on the same playing field then America would be a much more pleasant place to live. I also really enjoyed how she made her statement personal by highlighting Chelsea’s (her daughter) wedding and how she hopes thinks all parents should be able to experience that joy.

I can’t wait to see what else she does in the coming months following the end of her time as secretary of state. I expect big things Ms. Rodham-Clinton!

Who is your woman of the week?

How to be the best

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Whenever I am searching the web I am looking for blogs and articles about things that will help better myself as an individual in the workplace as well as society. I often times want to share these things with my peers but I feel as though there is a line that it usually drawn that separates me from them. Not to say that my peers are not as motivated or poised for success as I am but I am just not your average 20 something and that’s okay. This is why I am glad to be able to have readers who seek out and read the things that I find interesting too!

As I have shared with you in my past post Whatever it Takes I am a senior in college and I have been very focused on finding a job and what to do when I do find one! Levo League had a great article recently about how to still dress professionally in bad weather. I feel like this is really relevant because I am never quite sure what to wear when it is raining or snowing. Today I went to a campus career fair and it’s raining so I chose to wear my rain boots under my khakis, not a good look, trust me. The article is really helpful and also brought me to a blog I had never heard of before. Corporette is a blog that describes itself as a fashion, lifestyle and career advice blog for overachieving chicks, awesome right? I have been scrolling through and finding some great tips about networking, professional dress, and current events within the business world. Here is a great one about email etiquette that I found really helpful!

Something else I would love to share with you all is theSkimm! This is a daily newsletter created by two women in their 20’s who wanted to bring the news to women everywhere. They write in their about us page: “We see ourselves as a part of a generation where women are out-earning men in paychecks and degrees. We’ve grabbed our seats at the table, now it’s time to Skimm to the head.” The newsletter is fun and easy to read and understand! It tells you everything you need to know with some fun side comments to keep you giggling.  I think that it is so important to be informed and educated about the world around us in order to be functioning citizens and members of the workforce. theSkimm keeps me informed and fits into my busy day, I can read it anywhere and share it with my friends to keep them informed too!

What are some things you do to make yourself the best you, you can be?

Bonus:  take a break and meet your LLBean boyfriend…

Did you see this?

yes this!

Friday will be a good day! If all goes as planned we will be getting about a foot of snow here in Southern New England. That’s the most snow we’ve gotten in 2 years. Within the past three or four weeks we have been getting flurries and dusting but never anything substantial and with days as cold as these I would love to actually gain something from the cold weather!

It is the beginning of my last second semester as an undergrad and stress levels are high and work is only piling higher, so a weekend snowed in would be a recipe for cozy productivity.

I picture hot chocolate, music and crossing things off of a to do this.

What do you plan to do if we get snowed in?

hello lovelies!

This is my first post and I am very excited to be joining the blogging world. There is so much to discover and share and that is what ariel+grace is all about. If you like adventures,Sunday mornings, lots of color, stimulating conversation that makes you think about things bigger than yourself and eating, then you are in the right place. Welcome to our adventure, hope you enjoy the ride!