{weekend note}

 

“They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you have lived that you recognize your life had a purpose, and likely one you never had in mind.”
Khaled Hosseini, And The Mountains Echoed

After reading about Hillary Clinton’s advice to young women, it got me thinking about my career goals one month from now, six months, five years and ten years from now. It’s something I think about often, but sits at the back of my head. So when I have a sudden urge of motivation or inspiration, I do some planning and thinking and networking. Though as of lately, as I see myself developing into a professional and a bit of a scholar in my field {though I say that with a grain of salt}, I got a bit intimidated. My field, both regional focus and the functional industry, are both male dominated. With all that it encompasses I was wondering about my limitations and questioned the rate of my potential growth.
I always am told by friends that I shouldn’t think too far in advance, and frankly, I think I scare myself a bit too much when I think of the far future. Though I believe it’s important that we recognize a world that is evolving and the lines of industries male- or female-dominated are becoming so blurred. Today, we see more men in the fashion industry doing incredible things. I mean, Zac Posen just came out with a stellar MAC collaboration. We see more female photographers capturing beauties, like Jamie Beck. So, whatever your industry or profession, I think it is safe to say that there is room for everyone to grow. It’s more about you, as in yourself. What sort of challenges are you willing to overcome? Are your strengths going to get you to the next level and beyond? Will you take a risk? My risk is to dive into this industry head first, build partnerships that will fortify my weaknesses, and leap into projects without looking behind.
And with that said, it’s time to do some planning this weekend. I have several things I need to organize for coming weeks and hope to relax a bit with a good book. Hope this weekend is absolutely lovely and that spring entertains you to the fullest wherever you are… xo -S.

The sweetest mother-daughter yoga photos.
Currently on my nightstand.
Extraordinary Sea Women of South Korea.
Far from having children, this made me laugh.
Veiled Truths an exposure by Hossein Fatemi

An app that measures your bra size? Yes.

the found art of writing Thank You notes.

The reward of finally moving abroad.

5 steps for the perfect manicure.

DIY letter planters for the season.

As always, photos of Paris.

Let’s visit Hong Kong.

The one daily habit that makes life more awesome.

Beautiful rose gold sandals for spring!

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  • Emma

    Love this! Cute little pictures

    Emma| With A City Dream

  • Emma

    Love this! Cute little pictures

    Emma| With A City Dream

  • All the pink! <3

    Love how inspired you are! Go get 'em 🙂

  • All the pink! <3

    Love how inspired you are! Go get 'em 🙂

  • Sweet weekend note <3
    -Karen

  • Sweet weekend note <3
    -Karen

  • Ah, gender divides in the workplace. Well, for me, we really need more men to go into interior design because in our program of 50 people, only 2 are guys. Yet, somehow, the most prolific designers are male. Same in fashion, really. The “masters” are men, whether it was McQueen, Klein, Valentino or Lagerfeld—and they are touted as knowing “all” about dressing a woman. Go figure. Well, you gotta go get ’em in your field! Which I’m actually not sure of (what you do, that is)! 🙂

    • Ah yes, that is another industry where we need more men. The Mr. c&é posts are very difficult to put together because I want to feature male designers designing male inspired living spaces, but it is so limited. And I do political risk consulting for oil companies that are investing in the Middle East and Central Asia.

      • Ooh, that sounds interesting! And now I think I can really understand how it would be male dominated!

  • Thank you! x

  • Thank you, Andrea! Happy weekend! x

  • Thank you, Karen! x

  • Ah yes, that is another industry where we need more men. The Mr. c&é posts are very difficult to put together because I want to feature male designers designing male inspired living spaces, but it is so limited. And I do political risk consulting for oil companies that are investing in the Middle East and Central Asia.

  • Sabbie Narwal

    Ooh, that sounds interesting! And now I think I can really understand how it would be male dominated!