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Back in the Saddle

Howdy partners! I'm back in the saddle. Took some much needed time to horse around with my life. Now I'm galloping with a new perspective and fresh ideas. And it feels really good.

Quite frankly, I got in a little over my head. I had to get off my high horse (okay, no more horse puns, I promise) and look at things from the ground level. And here’s what I observed...

The hustle of growing Becoming became too much. I realized I don't want to hustle at this juncture in my life. I don’t want to have to come up with marketing schemes and self-promotions. I don't want to have to get funding or develop business plans. I don't want to live in a world of Instagram, trying to get new followers, not being authentic, and not enjoying the inauthenticity of many others. I just don't like playing the game on or offline. It was pure drudgery for me. (Although you’ll still find me on Insta but in a fun, genuine way – true to my personality and lifestyle).

And why would I want drudgery at this time in my life?

I don’t care about monetizing or being “Instafamous.”  I just want to do my thing and be myself – which was the keystone of Becoming to begin with. I just want to write and curate, and share things I love with others, and cross my fingers that they gain something from the read. That, right there, is my ultimate payback.

So, today, on this Monday, March 25, 2019, I urge you to examine the hustle in your life. Examine what it really, really means to be true to yourself and to be true to others. I think it may surprise you. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
 
 
 

 

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Hey, Jen...
 
Camo is back. How do I work it into my spring wardrobe? 

 

 
 
 
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...OF THE WEEK

Store...

Muji. We are so lucky in Portland. We got a Muji. And I just can't get enough. Every time I'm downtown, I stop in to see what's new. A matter-of-fact, I'm probably heading in today. For those of you who don't have a Muji in your town, there's good news: they have an online shop

 
Watch...

Russian Doll. Whoa. Binge watched this one. It isn't for everyone, but if you love Natasha Lyonne, New York City, and being stuck in the vortex of a time loop, this is for you. Written by Natasha in partnership with our beloved Amy Poehler. 

Make...

Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas, and Melted Leeks. I don't give myself much credit as a cook. However, once in a blue moon, I can pull something off. In this case, it was almost miraculous. Too lazy to go to the store, I sifted through the freezer and fridge. Found chicken thighs, leeks and asparagus. Googled the ingredients, and found this gem. Just happened to have frozen peas. Served over rice. Hub said it was "restaurant quality." 

Listen...

Blackout. Just can't get enough of Rami Malek. And now I get to sleep with him. Well, sorta. I always listen to podcasts before I go to sleep, and Blackout is my new love. As of this moment, only two episodes are out, but Rami will leave you yearning for more. 

Want...

More pajamas from Muji. I got these (in navy) a few months ago and they are so comfortable and get better with each washing. Now I want these (in blue). And I want this dress too, which is on sale (booyah!). 
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