6 Ways to Find Community and Connection When You’re Alone

6 Ways to Find Community and Connection When You’re Alone

Isolation is NOT easy. 

We all experienced it to some degree or another during lockdown. Friends and family became just a face on a screen, and long-distance relationships took on a whole new meaning. While cities are beginning to open up again, many people still struggle with feeling alone and are longing for connection. 

But GIRL, despite how it feels, one thing that COVID cannot take from us is COMMUNITY. I know that seems crazy, but with all the technology we have at our fingertips there are still ways to find community when we’re forced to be alone (beyond Facetiming your friends). 

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Switching Careers and Following your Dreams with Kalyn Chandler

Switching Careers and Following your Dreams with Kalyn Chandler

From lawyer to business owner, Kalyn Chandler didn’t wait for the perfect time to make a career change — she took the leap and followed her dreams, no matter where they took her. 

Founder, owner, and creative director of Effie’s Paper: Stationary & Whatnot, Kalyn created a lifestyle brand that presents cool and on-trend accessories for fun at work, stylish travel, and a chic daily life. But her path to this point had a lot of pit stops, including a 10-year stint working at a law firm (where she never intended to even practice law in the first place).  But finally she transitioned out of law and took some time to figure out what she REALLY wanted to be when she grew up (a question that plagues us all, no matter our age). 

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Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram can be an exhausting place. If I spend too long scrolling, I’m left feeling drained, empty, and oftentimes… jealous. I catch myself comparing myself to other people, and it’s hard to stop. That’s why it’s so important to interrupt that endless feed with some inspiring content. 

But what should you look for in an inspiring account?

I try to ask myself these 3 questions:

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Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Music Edition

Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Music Edition

I have over 30 Spotify playlists, and that’s only counting the public ones. I dove into the world of music and making playlists during quarantine last year, but I honestly can’t imagine my life without my music obsession. It’s a creative outlet, helps me destress, and fuels SO MUCH of my inspiration. 

Music is powerful because it can make you feel ANYTHING

It’s almost embarrassing how many times I’ve cried to a breakup song even though I’ve never been in a relationship, but somehow, Taylor Swift always makes me relate to her struggles. Songs can make you cry, yes, but they can also put you in the right mood to do work and create something too! They can inspire you to write, dance, or drop everything and travel. If you don’t believe me, just listen to the song “Sleep on the Floor” by The Lumineers. How can you NOT want to take a road trip after that? 

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