February Discoveries

Because I have been drowning in goodness lately, this month’s Discoveries list is – hopefully – particularly beautiful. I hope you find some gems of wisdom and inspiration and hold them close on this leap year.

Because I am an intern. Kelsey, or “the lion-haired girl,” wrote a beautiful post about the things we do not for money but out of love and the desire to learn and soak up all that we can. It’s heartbreakingly true and ultimately encouraging.

Leap Year Project. Based on a simple premise—that 2012 is the year to leap feetfirst into our big dreams and desires—the site is a network for individuals doing just that. If ever you needed a little push into the scary unknown, have a look.

20 Essential TED talks for Future Leaders. It’s no secret I am a TED talk addict. While I haven’t watched all twenty, I highly recommend Seth Godin’s talk on standing out and Ron Gutman on the hidden power of smiling.

It Gets Better Project. This non-profit organization centers on that simple sentence: “It gets better.” Vloggers from around the world record their messages for bullied youth, particularly LGBT teens.

Things That Change. I love me some Hannah Katy posts. This month, she crafted this memory and brought it to life for us, forcing readers to reconcile with the things that change and things that go unsaid when life splits two people toward opposite places.

It Only Takes A Girl. Started by a highschooler, this video project tells the startling story of girls around the world who are mistreated and missing out on a deserved life.

It is about us. Haley Kristine’s post on Good Women Project invites us to consider the male perspective in taking a leap and entering a relationship.

Colour Lovers. I am beyond addicted to this website. It has tools for creating color palettes for web design, print design, logos, banners, interior decoration, and so much more. And it includes hex codes for corporate brands, too.


5 responses to “February Discoveries

  1. I love, love, love reading your blog. I’m always impressed with how well you communicate any given situation. You have a gift. Of course after I read your blog, I start the internal yelling at myself to write on my blog more and not write like a second grader. And I love that you’re always so positive in your posts, whereas me…well I have an unhealthy dose of sarcasm in everything I write…I keep trying to keep the positivity but maaaaan is it tough for me. I’ll be the big 3-0 in one month and a day (not that I’m counting or anything) and I need to get a grip and soon!

  2. Sarah Koci Scheilz

    All fantastic links, friend! Enjoyed them all!

  3. Thanks, Sarah. 🙂

  4. Thanks, Jill. I’m sure you’re not the only one who feels like your words aren’t wonderful. I’m usually the same way. And just because you’re not always positive doesn’t mean they aren’t necessary. I’m sure they are. Happy almost birthday! 🙂

  5. So many great links! Thanks for passing them on!

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