I got a Fitbit Alta finally! I’ve been wanting one of these since I first heard the announcement because it’s small and ka-yute as my mom would say. And yep it’s purple
Other perks that I love about it: it tells time! How many of you depend on your smartphone as your watch? I do! So now my Fitbit can help me out there. And if I don’t make at least 250 steps every hour, I get a buzz. Yay for a reminder to get up and slowly step away from the computer.
In other news, I was on #ChicagonistaLIVE
this week (whattt). It’s a social talk show hosted by three awesome women that focuses on hot topics in Chicago. I was so honored to be asked and nervous because LIVE, but I had some great pep talks from some amazing friends (mwah!) And it went really well! I talked about helping women startups at my job and being a woman in tech (and not a coder). Also chatted about how Tech Biz Gurl came to be and of course gave a shout out to #jesspicks. Stay tuned for a replay.
In the midst of the good things, this week has also been very heavy. The world is falling apart and it’s really hard to be positive in the face of all the hate and violence. People are angry. And rightly so. And I just think that most of us are looking for some way to do our part. I hope this newsletter adds a smile or a bright spot to your day. I hope that it helps make one thing easier, or better for you. Because you matter to me. xoxo
On to the picks for the week!