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Woman With A Plan - Issue #5

This week's newsletter was written in a fog of daylight savings induced jet lag. 🌇😴☕☕☕

Woman With A Plan

November 10 · Issue #5 · View online
Weekly thoughts, ideas, and information from one woman to another.

This week’s newsletter was written in a fog of daylight savings induced jet lag. 🌇😴☕☕☕

On Aging (again)
Last week I wrote about wanting my appearance to reflect my age, but I realized there are two sides to that coin. Do I want my maturity and experience to be acknowledged and respected? Yes. Do I want to look like death warmed over every morning? Girl, you crazyI am a self-professed product junkie when it comes to skincare. I relish in discovering new treatments, whether for dark circles, breakouts, or an uneven skin tone. Every package presents a potential before and after scenario. I’ve splurged a couple times on fillers and lasers, though I’m undecided whether I’d do it again. I want my children to know they’re in trouble by the look on my face. As much as I enjoy it, sometimes I feel guilty for the amount of time (and money) I’ve spent on these rituals. How do they align with my appreciation of women who age gracefully without intervention? Do I need to eschew all product to hold the same values? When it comes to an aging philosophy, it seems like women are expected to pick a lane: embrace it or prevent it. Maybe we should all take a sharp turn and head for the scenic route.
Keep goin' sister
Media Diet
Oh, thank God. I’m so relieved to see a glimmer of hope in the results of Tuesday’s elections. Yet, after all we’ve been through this year, voter turnout remains abysmally low (32% here in King County). Take a look at Germany’s numbers for a little perspective. I challenge Facebook to create a filter wherein no political opinion may be expressed without a proven voting record.
Another horrific mass shooting and what is there to say that hasn’t been said before? It’s not a mental health issue, but as this brilliant NY Times piece argues, it should be a public health issue. In the meantime, these greedy bastards can take their thoughts and prayers and shove them. Please join me in donating to save lives and STOP GUN VIOLENCE NOW.
If you listen to one thing this week, I highly recommend this four-part series on workplace discrimination against working moms from The Longest Shortest Time podcast. Episode #1 includes an interview with former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift, who was not only the state’s first female Governor but also gave birth to TWINS while in office. #bowdown
This is AMAZING. 👏👏👏 to Travel Oregon. But who will die of dysentery?
Yarn art by Mexican artist Victoria Villasana
Open Tabs
Temperatures are suddenly very chilly in Seattle, which inspires me to look for a new winter coat. I really like this one from Everlane, a terrific company with a transparent business model. Uniqlo is killing it on the collabs, especially with this cute puffer jacket.
A fun “jumper” for the holidays. This would make a perfect holiday outfit with a pair of faux leather pants like this, this, or this. Or put the real thing on your list for Santa.
I was excited to see this Vince sweater go on sale, but decided against it mainly because I don’t find turtlenecks particularly flattering on me. (I say this as I realize I am wearing a turtleneck at this very moment.) 
I have huge feet (size 10-11, depending on the brand) and I swear by these shoe stretchers. Seriously a game changer. I just read about this spray and may add it to my arsenal. #tallgirlproblems
First allowance purchase: Sally Hansen nail polish in Rock Star Pink. 💅🏻🤘🏻
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Woman With A Plan is weekly newsletter by Sarah Richey, a Seattle-based working mom of three feminists in the making.
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