This week was a doozy my friends. On Monday, I got some scary news that I might have to get some minor surgery done soon (only scary because I’ve never had surgery before), and it feels like it’s been years since I got that news. For the first time in year, I was truly scared, and my team showed up. My boyfriend’s giving love language can sometimes be acts of service, and he was so excited to step up in this way in the last week. My mom’s best friend offered up an amazing connection that eased a lot of our fears. My friends have checked in on me continuously. I am so incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful support network. This is just a little reminder that you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with.
this week’s good things: a boyfriend that buys me groceries when I don’t have the time, the most supportive and caring friends and family, and finding my strength.
Let’s see what’s been catching my eye this week!
one | journal prompts to figure out your personal values
If you don’t know by now, I absolutely love journaling. I journal every single day — it’s part of my morning routine — and it’s one of those tasks that helps you grow slowly but surely. I’m all about figure out your personal values and mission and aligning your actions to them, so check out this helpful prompts to lead you on your way.
two | best books to read in 2021
I love a good round-up of books, especially for a full year. Check it out if you’re looking to add a few books to your TBR list.
three | a book-themed t-shirt
I absolutely love this shirt from Inkwell Threads. They do a monthly subscription box, and while I don’t need a monthly t-shirt, I am really tempted by this one.
four | the breakdown on instagram therapists
Seeing a therapist has been normalized, for good reason, in the last few years, and nothing makes me happier. But are Instagram therapists the way to go? I thought this article was insightful and informative. It highlighted the positives and negatives in the rise of Instagram accounts targeted to helping alleviate anxiety, depression, and more.
five | a conjuring of light
I’m over halfway done with the final installment of the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. I love this series and the world Schwab has created, and I’m scared to see it end, but I also can’t put the book down. I think I’m going to finish this tale this weekend. It follows Kell and Lila, as well as some new magicians, as they try to save their London from an evil god. It’s a true adventure so far, and I’m loving the backstories as well.