First, thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful, comforting comments on Wednesday's post. I'm definitely feeling lighter and clearer, while still being open to whatever wants to come in. It really is interesting how sometimes our lowest-feeling moments are the biggest catalysts for growth. And sometimes just letting things be messy (with patience and compassion), saying them out loud and getting support from others provides an incredible release. Thank you!
Now without further ado, our summer link round up :)
I know many of us are still in the dog-days of summer, but consider this a friendly reminder to whip-up my mom's famous soup recipe as it turns to Fall! I have been making a batch of soup EVERY WEEK for exactly one year now (eating it for most lunches and dinners each week), and I am still not sick of it. If you try it, definitely report-back in the comments!
Last August I also launched a 21-day Health Challenge which I'm revisiting again with my roommate and bestie Julie for added accountability. Here's the template if you want to track your own food and fitness challenge (click on the second tab to see the full template).
- Rise to the Top - Video Interview with David Siteman Garland - From Blog to Book to Online Empire: How Jenny Blake Turned Life After College Into a Business (the most in-depth interview I've done yet about my business and the publishing process)
- NerdKicks.com - Episode 006: Jenny Blake, Life After College (I geek out with Matt Gartland and Mindy Holahan on yoga, my high school math club, tech and templates)
- Pocket Changed - Leaping into Entrepreneurship with Jenny Blake (great interview by Caleb Wojcik, who I met at the Seattle stop of my book tour last year)
Articles I Love:
- All Groan Up - 21 Secrets for Your 20s (from Paul Angone - hilarious!)
- The Huffington Post - Where are You Forcing Yourself to be Better?
- New York Times - Easing the Pain of Workouts on the Road (all airports should have yoga on demand!)
- Justine Musk - the art of (re)inventing yourself
- Tim Ferris - How to Lose 100 Pounds on The-Slow-Carb-Diet -- Real Pics and Stories
- The Good Life - Don't Go Back to School: A handbook for learning anything
- Jacquette Timmons - The Invisible Voices Always Have Something to Say
- Forbes.com - How to Get Noticed, Get Hired and Get Just About Anything Else You Want Too
- MakeUseOf.com - The 101 Best Chrome Extensions
- IdeaMensch.com - Julie Clow - Author of The Work Revolution (guest post coming soon!)
LAC Mentions, Articles + Advice from Around the Web:
- USAToday - The Most Common Post-Grad Freak-Outs (and how to deal)
- Inc.com - How to Land the Mentor You Want
- Teen Vogue - What You Need to Know if You Move Home After College Graduation
- Teen Vogue - Nine Tips for Ending Your Internship on a Positive Note
- Los Altos Town Crier - Local Author Jenny Blake on Life After College (my first job at 16 years old was as a reporter for this newspaper!)
- HerCampus.com - The Post-Grad Debate: Should you live at home after college?
- RecentGradsOnly.com - Interview: Jenny Blake from Life After College
- YEC - 10 Tips for Using Your Blog to Launch a Business and Got a Day Off? How to Make Time for Entrepreneurial R&R
- Business2Community.com - Forget LinkedIn: 15 Offline Networking Strategies That Work
- LiveYourLegend.net - 74 Unconventional Stories, Ideas & Beliefs for Making an Unforgettable Impact in a Conventional World
- Loosen Your White Collar - 18 People Who Will Change Your Life
- Pocket Changed - 20 Must Read Blog Posts About Entrepreneurship I Wish I'd Written
- The True Generalist - 5 Sexy Personalities Weigh in on What it Means to Be a Generalist
Resources for Job-Seekers
Melissa Anzman's Stop Hating Your Job: How to Be Happy at Work Without Quitting "Stop being so unhappy at work... there is an easy solution available. Turn your misery into meaning. Find actionable steps to start enjoying your job without having to find a new one!"
Job Jenny's The Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit "Craft kick ass resumes that will land you interviews. Not just so-so interviews -- GOOD interviews. Showcase the things you're best known for, most proud of, and will best position you for success."
Which MBA? Free Online Fair Someone from The Economist reached out to me about a big event they are hosting -- great for those of you considering an MBA! From their promotional materials: "On September 5-6, 2012, over 40 business schools from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia will be waiting to meet prospective candidates through an online, interactive virtual MBA fair. Visitors can chat with admissions officers one-on-one or in group chat rooms, join live webinars, and download school information." Reserve your free spot at the fair here.
That's it for now -- have a wonderful weekend everyone!