New Hair?

My hair has finally grown out to the length I've been wanting (I have the slowest-growing hair ever), so I'm starting to think about new haircuts and styles to make it look its best. If you're like me and have a slight fear of commitment every time you think about changing your hair, then the Instyle Hollywood Makeover tool is perfect for you. It lets you try on hair styles and colors worn by tons of today's celebrities, and you can filter by length, trend, color, hair type, and more. I use it every time I want to do anything to my hair, major or minor. So, on my lunch break today, I decided to "try on" a few different styles to see what I might like...and maybe a couple crazy ones just for fun. Here are a few of the contenders (not necessarily in the color shown):




I've already polled some friends and have a couple favorites picked out, but I'd love to hear what you think! Which is your favorite?

Monday Motivation

OpportunityThis is so true. Sure, I have an awesome job that I love, but it took years of hard work and hundreds of job applications and ignored resumes to get here. I've seen firsthand how so many young people these days feel like the world should be giving them what they want simply because they have their degrees and hey, they're awesome. They have an entire bedroom full of participation trophies at home telling them so. As much as we've been trained to think that we're unique and special, in the eyes of employers, we're not. There are millions of other qualified graduates applying for the same jobs that can do exactly what you can do. If you want employers to think you're worth hiring, you have to show that you think the job is worth pursuing. You didn't get the first job or assignment or promotion you wanted? Try again. Got a job offer that wasn't exactly the kind of job you pictured yourself having? Get over it. Sure, people are always telling you "don't settle." This may be good advice in other parts of life, but in getting your career started, no. I've had a few jobs and internships that were not my idea of a good time, but the experience taught me what I liked and didn't like, what to look for and what to look out for, and most of all it gave me some experience. Just because your dreams aren't happening within your timeframe doesn't mean you aren't on your way.