Every Day Should Feel This Good

So I am really happy today, not only because it is Friday (yay!) but also because today I officially start a new job (with the same company) but one that allows me complete flexibility to work from home, set my own hours, or come into the office.

Though I was also looking for other options, which would have eventually pushed me to relocate to another city, it would have been a bit stressful. I’m sure it would have been nice to explore a new city after I finished moving my belongings and everything with the help of movers Greensboro. But I eventually chose comfort over excitement. I hope I made the correct choice.

To be honest, working from home has been on my list for a long time now because it allows me to set a flexible schedule and live my life freely. Moreover, the popular belief that remote jobs do not offer much growth and cause misunderstandings among colleagues may be a false notion (or so it appears to me). Readers may be wondering why I am saying so! Well, the place where I joined recently is known to take the help of technological solutions like virtual event platforms to conduct meetings (which means no chance of any misunderstanding about work). Additionally, they are also known to host virtual team building activities for work to build bonds among colleagues and boost the morale of employees. To be honest, I think I will really have a good time working with my employers.

However, before starting my work in full bloom, I think I might have to first arrange a few things to set up my home office, starting with seeing if my laptop is in a condition to support work-related software. If not, I may have to look for a local laptop repair company or search for one online. In addition, I am planning to purchase a good-quality ergonomic chair and an office desk. Other than these two things, I think I will probably have to talk to an Internet plan provider for good internet plans. Besides this, I might also need to think about using the best vpn for chrome to keep my data safe while working from home.

Anyway, though I will have to take care of the above-mentioned stuff, I am still happy that the job suits me well. That is one of the reasons (my happiness) I thought it was fitting to title today’s blog post the Vineyard Vines slogan, ‘Every Day Should Feel This Good’ – because today feels amazing – and I am wearing my favorite Vineyard Vines anchor stripe sweater!

Since Adam was born, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to spend more time with him, and often times it seemed like the only solution was to quit my job and stay at home full-time. I didn’t want to do that because I really love my job and I love working in general, but I did want to cut down my hours and have more time with my babe. So I finally got the courage to ask my boss and I was so overwhelmed with the care and consideration she had for me, especially since no one has ever done this before at the company. I think if you really want to change your situation and create more of a work-life balance, don’t assume you can’t – you might be surprised by the answers you get! I did have to give up some (a lot) of perks, but for me, it is all worth it when I can spend that extra hour in the morning and snuggle with my baby, or take an afternoon stroll, an ‘adventure’ as Adam would call it, along with our golden retriever, Briggs.

Stay tuned for more weekday posts on instagram @zahra_sandberg – and more pics of my little Adam!
Sweater: Thanks to Vineyard Vines (They also have an extra 30% off of ALL sale items right now!) | Shorts: J.Crew | Tank: J.Crew (On Sale 30% off with code HiSummer) | Shoes: Converse | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Bloomingdales Similar | Bracelets: T+J Designs | Watch: Michele (The blue face is available again!) | Ring: David Yurman | Bag: Elliot Lucca – Similar Style I love

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!