Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasnât the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of âgritâ as a predictor of success.
My name is Anne and I’ve been a lover of all things beautiful for a long time. I enjoy beautiful design, places, spaces, food, clothing - and until now that has been all contained in scribbles in my journal, magazine pages from my walls, pins on my Pinterest board, my instagram, and countless photos on my computer. I’ve been a life long designer, wanderer, explorer like people are lifelong learners.
And I’ve been holding it in… but today I am changing that.
I’ve decided I want to share my love of style with the world.
I want to bring wild fantasies into reality. The things we dream of in movies and in the pages of magazines - I want to capture them all. And bring them down to Earth into the simple, seemingly mundane decisions of life. The difference as clear as sending a gift card versus a box of Sprinkles cupcakes.
I want to help us all live out our crazy beautiful dreams through this blog - and make life a little better, a little more fun.
My hope is this place can be somewhere to inspire others to go the extra mile, pursue that one big passion, travel somewhere new, or discover new things to love.
Looking forward to sharing this adventure with you!
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Sometimes I get so bold and I’m so confident about what I’m doing that I actually try to be more of a dork because it’s a really liberating feeling to experience what it’s like to not care.
Jack White talks extensively about the reduction process in music and art, and how hard it is to find the truth in its simplest form. He goes on to say, “Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth. Opportunity doesn’t do anything for creativity. Yeah it makes it easier, and you can get home sooner, but it doesn’t make you a more creative person. That’s the disease we have to fight in any creative field: ease of use.
It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday, and then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today, and that someday is yesterday and this is your life.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (via psych-facts)
We may become unduly enamored with someone who merely represents a mirror of the positive qualities in ourselves that we are not yet able to own.