I was in New York a couple of weeks ago (love that city!). And during one of my meetings, which took place at a coffee shop (naturally), I was fascinated by the barista.

You see, this is what she looked like.

Rosie the RIveter in NYC

Where else, but in NYC, would you find a living, breathing, Rosie the Riveter?

What a way to start the holiday season, I couldn’t help but think, as I took this photograph of her. The Rosie imagery captures perfectly everyone’s holiday wish to come out better and stronger than ever – don’t you think?

So I’m keeping this image close to my heart as 2015 comes to a close, and as we welcome 2016 into our homes, hearths and lives.

WUL is taking a bit of a holiday break (along with many of you!), and will be back on January 4, 2016.

I’ll see you then. In the meantime, I hope you have a blessed holiday season, with a new year that sees your own Rosie the Riveter spirit take over, and make 2016 your best year ever.

Happy holidays!

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke