And with that, January is basically done! We survived the first month of 2021, and maybe I’m just being obnoxiously positive, but I didn’t think it was all that bad. Right guys? The first ten days were a little hit-or-miss, but once we made it over the hump, I think we hit our stride. Here’s hoping the rest of 2021 is just as forgiving. My week, as most, was pretty quiet. I’m just keeping my nose down, getting work done, and reading books.
Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week!
one | how to brighten someone’s day (pandemic or not)
Almost a year later, and living in a pandemic hasn’t gotten any easier. Here are a few ways to help brighten someone’s day in 2021. From sending a hand-written note to delivering treats to their porch, there are still a world of possibilities.
two | finding your work/life balance through tech
Do you have trouble shutting off from work? Do work emails plague you at night when you’re trying to cook dinner and unwind? Check out these tech hacks to help you harden that line between work hour and regular life, especially during a pandemic.
three | a cute little bow dish
I’ve loved bows since I was in high school. I used to wear them every day, and the love hasn’t stopped. When I saw this bow dish, I knew I had to have it.
four | why we love shows about organizing
Are you planning to clean out your closet to start the year off fresh? Did you binge-watch The Home Edit like everyone else during the early months of quarantine? We love shows about organizing. It scratches this really weird itch we never knew we had. Let me know, are you a color-coordinator or alphabetizer?
five | it ends with us
This was a really beautiful book. I finished it this week, and I just had to tell you guys about it. Lilly moves to Boston after college, and she has dreams of opening her own flower shop. It’s all she’s ever wanted, so one day, she finally does it. She meets a boy, she falls in love, but then, a stranger from her past comes back to haunt her. He knows every dirty secret she’s ever tried to hide, and he can tell she’s trying to hide one now. It Ends With Us encompasses so much love and pain it’s terribly difficult to describe, but Colleen Hoover unravels the story perfectly. Touching on topics like homelessness, abuse, and the depth of love, Hoover’s latest smash is sure to haunt you.