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Thinking Out Loud | January 21st

Hey y’all. Happy Thursday!

How are you doing? What have you been up to all week? Things have been good over here. And since it’s been a few days, I just wanted to whip up a check-in post to share the random quirky thoughts in my head in this first-ever edition of Thinking Out Loud. Today I’m linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons. Thanks for hosting!

If I were thinking out loud you’d know that…

  • I spent over 35 mins trying to find a bronze oil rubbed toilet paper reserve holder online. 35 mins! I had one in my previous apartment’s bathroom that was perfect and matched this towel holder, but I decided to leave it in NYC with Becky and get a new one. Who knew finding a replacement would be this hard? I still haven’t found one I like. I guess I’m just particular like that – even when it comes to toilet paper reserve holders. Ha!
  • Of course I was looking for this reserve holder while I was laying in bed before going to sleep. Reasons like this are exactly why I’ve slept terribly the last few nights. I’ve been averaging 5 hours of sleep which does not a happy Mecca make. I think subconsciously, I’m still getting used to my surroundings.
  • Speaking of surroundings, I’ve been designing my room via Havenly and I just ordered and hung these gorgeous deep purple black out shades. Life changing. They are EVERYTHING. (Side note: I hope to do a full review post and share my room design once everything is in place).


  • I enjoy my job immensely and I feel very lucky to be able to say that because I know not everyone can say the same thing. However, this new job is challenging. It requires me to think in a different way and to think much bigger than I ever have before. I’m flexing different muscles and while I LOVE this challenge, I think I have imposter syndrome. Thoughts include: Did I convince these people to hire me on false pretenses? Am I really smart enough to be here? Are my ideas good enough? Am I really adding value? If I say the wrong thing will they expose me as a fraud? I can’t really “unpack the suitcase” on what’s driving these thoughts but I hear this happens to women way more than men. As I continue to get up to speed in this role and drive results, I really hope those feelings wane. If you or someone you know suffers from imposter syndrome, here is a really great TED talk on the issue.
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me, Androidified of course
  • Fun in Photoshop class. We have fun @ work.
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  • Latest Netflix show: Bloodline. Thanks for the reco, Carol.
  • I miss cable TV. Really. I know this is pathetic but I watch an enormous amount of TV. It’s just who I am. And sometimes, I like the background noise. (Hence my deep pit I feel with no Today Show). I don’t know how long I will last without it. I’m sure it’s probably good for me but Hulu and Netflix can only go so far.
How I feel sans cable. #curlyhairdontcare
  • The women who created SoulCycle are here at the Googleplex today giving a talk. (We often have talks like this, which is really cool). Unfortunately, someone put a meeting on my calendar right over that time, so I have to miss them and the free class passes they were giving out. Bummer. Especially because I wanted to meet the chicks I give alllllll my money to. [insert flying dollars emoji here]
  • One of my agencies sent these bits of deliciousness to me. Thank you!


  • Blogging is SO hard, guys. I mean, I love it. I really do. But I often feel like I seek validation on my posts – to feel like they aren’t going off into some black hole – and that people actually enjoy or care about what I have to say. I know content is extremely important and consistency is key is why I’m trying really hard to be thoughtful about not only what I have to say but also how often I’m saying something. If something is appealing to you, please like a post or feel free to comment or email me if there is something you’d like to see more of. 

Now it’s your turn to think out loud in the comments section below: Do you have cable TV? Do you or someone you know suffer from imposter syndrome? 

Disclaimer: In the spirit of full disclosure, this post contains an affiliate link (only one though), which means that, should you click through or decide to purchase anything through these links, I may receive a small commission. That said, please note, I only recommend products, services and systems that I actually use, own and/or love myself. For realz.


13 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud | January 21st

  1. I do have cable TV but I personally have barely used it in a week since getting Netflix. I’ll be catching up on all your recommendations over the next few months!

  2. Love the curly hair! I’ve been cable free for 7 years now and I don’t think I would go back. But cable here in the UK is kiiinda horrible so that helps. Imposter syndrome is all too real for me and I have to work every day to remind myself (and funny enough, my clients) to not indulge those self limiting thoughts. Keep up the posts Mecca! Loving them!

    1. Aw, thanks Erica! I’m trying hard to remember that they hired me for a reason…. I just have to get out of my own head. And I sincerely appreciate you for all the encouragement. I get excited every time I see that ‘someone’ from the UK has read my post 😉

  3. I second that, cable in the UK is not necessary. Though, when I was living back home in the US, I didn’t have cable for nearly three years. I suffer from imposter syndrome all the time — I think that all of us do. You deserve to be where you are, though, so just keep reminding yourself of that. 🙂

    1. When I had cable, I would autopilot turn on my TV at every turn – as soon as I woke up, the min I would walk in the door after work. So it’s been hard breaking that habit. Now I am being purposeful about what I watch, which is good because my tv consumption was clearly OOC. Glad to know I’m not the only one suffering from imposter syndrome. I really appreciate the words of encouragement and you sharing that.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. You may be the first person that I’ve ever heard talk about toilet paper reserve holders — I love it! 😆 And I can definitely relate to the discouraging feelings that come with blogging. I can’t even tell you how many of those I’ve had and how many times I’ve thought about throwing in the towel. Blogging takes a tonne of work and success and growth take time. Just be patient and keep doing what you love – it’s definitely worth it 🙂

    1. I never knew how attached I was to that toilet paper reserve holder. Ha! And thanks for the words of encouragement! I do know it takes time and growth (both in the quality of my content and in reaching more people) doesn’t happen over night. I really do enjoy it, so I’m not giving up. 🙂

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting! (And for hosting!)

  5. LOL again same wavelength. I can’t function without background noise [definitely today show, law and order regs and SVU, aaaaaand that’s almost basically it]. if i don’t have noise i literally start to feel depressed and that’s kind of weird to admit but i just need activity around me. your curly hair looks amazeballs by the way. i wish i could look good with hair like that! i’m homesick kind of for NYC…this blizzard stuff makes me miss snow just a little bit…but not enough to want to ever live in that disaster weather again haha! glad work is amazing. you always kill it in that arena though so not worried. my flight is super delayed but pray that it won’t get canceled so i can see you pretty face!

    1. It’s raining here which is why. But I want you to get here!!

      And isn’t it crazy to feel super nostalgic for winter weather? Remember the best winter storm day ever when we all went to Lido and basically boozy brunched and played in the snow all day?!? I miss those days.

  6. Mecky… Mmmmm… those “Dark Chocolate Chipotle Almonds,” I mean the name alone sounds delicious… My mouth is salivating imagining how they taste!!! Your “heinous” photo… Wahahahahaha… LOL… is HILARIOUS in that it sort of looks like a dated picture of me with one of my big fabulous wigs on!!! LOL… I CAN’T… stop laughing that is… SO FUNNY! ~MOM Love you XOXOXO 🙂

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