I went to Hood River to visit Rachael and try on some of her new earrings.
She has some exciting new pieces in the works.
Stay up to date on her Facebook page.
They are humble. Their success doesn’t consume them.
They are on time. On time for work, on time for meetings, on time for the train. They hate wasting their own time, and as a byproduct, anyone else’s.
They always appreciate what they have. And as a result, they usually get more.
They are universally respectful—to their friends, their boss, or to the person that makes their sandwich for lunch.
They don’t let work consume them.
They make sacrifices for the benefit of others.
They are patient.
They put in the extra effort when it’s needed, without any strings attached.
They resolve issues or conflicts directly.
They respectfully push back. It’s easy to push back. To do so with respect takes skill.
They trust their colleagues.
Both Jess and I have been in the midst of moving. Jess from New York to their new home in Portland and we just finished our second in-town move in four months, which is both insane and exhausting at the very least. It’s always odd to see your things arranged in a new space, but in such familiar ways.
Images by Lindsay
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