Happy Friday Lovelies!
The weather has finally returned back to normal temperatures for this time of year, even some days warmer than expected – I’ll take it! It has made getting back in the gym much easier, and even going outside much more bearable. This weather has been putting me in a much better mood!
This week Robert and I finished binging on the HBO series, The Crown. It was A-MAZING! You all should watch it if you are in the market for a new binge worthy show. Now, after watching the Golden Globes last week, we started watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. We are only a few episodes in, but already love it, it’s so funny! Speaking of the Golden Globes, anyone else want Oprah to run for president 2020? Her speech had me in tears, she is an incredible role model and an inspiring person. It was amazing to see all the people who walked the red carpet, from the actors to the activists. Of course they looked incredible in the all black attire, but this time the red carpet meant so much more with the Time’s Up initiative. Hearing more about the different organizations from the activists who were invited to walk the red carpet made watching the red carpet informative and not just another fashion show, stargazing event. Granted I usually love that too, but it was time for something different. It was really interesting to have Debra Messing call out E! on the recent departure of host Catt Sadler. I didn’t hear about this before watching the Golden Globes, but it was incredibly sad to hear that Catt left after discovering she was making nowhere near the money her male co-host was making, you can read more about this on Catt Sadlers recent blog post. I am a fan of Catt Sandler, and am so disappointed in E!
I will say that during this time of change, where peoples eyes are being opened to what was not being discussed or hidden for so long, I count myself lucky to work in the place that I currently do. You may or may not know that I also work, aside from blogging, in education. I have not always worked in environments that leave me feeling empowered or even safe, but where I am now I can honestly say that is not the case. In my school we have more women here then men, women are in the highest positions held here and we are empowered to speak our minds, discuss opinions, and bottom line – I have a voice! I care about my colleagues and enjoy working with them everyday. They challenge me, listen to me, and work alongside me. My wish is that each of you, reading this blog, have the same opportunity to work in a place that you feel safe and heard. The sad truth is that I know this isn’t true for all of you right now, but my wish is for this movement to help make that change.
Well those are my Friday thoughts! Have an empowering weekend with the reminder that as Opera put it “… a new day is on the horizon!”