Friday Favorite Links

Happy Friday!

I am writing this post before heading into NYC to meet up with my best friend and her mom for our monthly dinner. Each month we chose a new restaurant and this month we have reservations to Sinigual a Mexican restaurant near Grand Central Station.

I wanted to share some articles and links from the past week or so that have really resonated with me for many different reasons.

Last Friday I was enjoying lunch with my closest friend from elementary school when she stopped me dead in the middle of a sentence which I was complaining about something. ( It's bad when I can't remember what I was complaining about.) That night I read Laura's post on her May Challenge: No Complaining. I try to constantly preach #ThePowerOfPositiveThinking because when I get to a dark place I remind myself if my outlook can change I can be in a better place. We need to catch ourselves and then stop and of course it is easier said then done. I am not making it an official challenge but with both my conversation and this post I am going to work on catching myself and less complaining and more gratitude. A vent here and there is OK just when you get into a routine of negative thoughts and complaints your headed down the wrong road.

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know I am constantly re-tweeting and liking many of the articles from Levo League. There May campaign is all about Mentorship something that I believe in. I have been super lucky to have one great mentor now since graduating college seven years ago. She works in the nonprofit industry and she always will listen even when I feel like I am constantly babbling. However the more I read the many articles on mentors and how to find them, where to find them, and how the relationship works I know it's time to step up my game.

Michelle and I are Twitter friends and I look forward to the day we get to meet IRL. She is a nonprofit professional in NYC and writes for a career advice and job seeker website, Ploymint for millennials written by millennials. Each article is better then the one before.

What are some of your favorite articles, links, posts lately?