I was so excited when one of my best friends, Rachel, asked me to get together with her last week to make a holiday wreath! Both of our work schedules and the traffic we’ve seen in our respective positions has been crazy the last few weeks, and it’s hard for us to coordinate our work schedules. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like my social life has been lacking due to holiday preparations/stress and a busy work life! Not only does making a holiday wreath get you excited for the season, but it’s an easy activity to fit in with a friend after working all day. Get out your ribbon and glue gun and create with us!
What I Carry When Working on the Go – My Modern Briefcase
I remember being envious of my dad when he would pull anything out of his briefcase when I was younger. For some reason, I felt like I needed to have one even though my most important documents at that time were vocabulary words teaching me when to use “ie” or “ei.” Now that I’m older and have a career, I get overly excited about what to pack in my “briefcase.” A while ago, I spent months trying to find some beautiful, leather, traditional briefcase to carry when I needed to transport my materials for work, but nothing looked remotely cute enough for me to want to pair with my work clothes. Who says we have to carry a traditional work bag?! I found a very inexpensive tote that fits what I need perfectly without being cumbersome. Best of all, the bag AND the contents coordinate (I’m a dork, I know). Take a peek inside my bag to see what I carry in my modern briefcase.
The “Climb” page will have info related to career health. While this post is very light-hearted and stays on the surface, I thought it would be a good way to break the ice on this tab.
I find that everyone I’ve worked with has several items always within close reach on their desk, and these items vary from person to person and also within different industries and positions. For a little over four years, I have worked in multi-family property management. Right now I’m the Assistant Community Director at a beautiful property in Knoxville, TN, and noticed myself reaching and looking for certain items more than others. Below I have shared 8 items that have permanent real estate at my desk that I rely on daily.