Happy Friday! I can’t believe it, but this week felt like a taste of life pre-pandemic with all the virtual meetings and work I had to get done. It really made me feel like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. With people getting vaccinated and the weather getting warmer, I’m definitely getting excited about potential summer plans. I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but I’m also trying to be optimistic.
this week’s good things: coffee, my roommate got a new job, professional connections
Let’s get started!
one | cold-call your friends, or don’t
Fun fact: I actually hate when my friends call me out of the blue. It’s not for why you think, I promise! I love my friends, and I love talking to them, but if I am getting a phone call from anyone other than my Mom or my boyfriend, I assume it’s an emergency, and I drop everything for it. As you can imagine, that’s a little draining for me. So, while I am all for calling your friends, maybe, if you don’t do it all that often, give them a little heads-up. (I’m arguing against this article, but I do think the idea of calling your friends to actually chat is nice.)
two | why heroines should pick prince boring
Nice guys do not finish last! I think, for the most part, the whole “nice guys” trope was devised by men who only think they are nice but are truly just poor losers. This article goes into why the writer felt Daphne, of Bridgerton, should have picked the Prince over the Duke. The Prince was a truly nice, respectful man, and the writer was worried Daphne was going to eventually be snubbed by the Duke. It’s a nice reminder that marriage isn’t about who burns for you in the moment but who will unload the dishwasher and do the laundry for you when you are sick (a task completed by servants for Daphne but a very real problem for the modern-day woman).
three | all-weather boots
Last week’s snow storm really made me think that I need to get a pair of all-weather boots. I think I’ve narrowed my search down to Thursday Boots, but I absolutely have no idea which pair to get. Anyone have any experience with the company? Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions.
four | finding joy in the tough times
What has happiness looked like for you this last year? For me, it’s been the day-long movie marathons with my boyfriend where we actually don’t stress about not getting enough done. It’s been the pile of books I’ve worked my way through when I had a day off. And, it’s been the quiet moments sitting in the sun in the park with friends.
five | year of yes
One of my book clubs is reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, a wonderful memoir from the writer of so many tv shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Bridgerton, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. Basically, she takes a year to say “yes” to everything that comes her way, and it changes her life. I read this book when I moved to Nashville three years ago, but I’m excited to actually read it again.