Happy Friday! Boy am I glad it’s the weekend. It was a long week. I worked late almost every night, and I completely messed up my sleep schedule, so I definitely need rest this weekend. After a year of no plans, everything came back in full force, and I am feeling the side effects of that. How are you fairing in this post-pandemic world or is it just Nashville that feels like it’s completely back to normal?
this week’s good things: I bought a couch for my new apartment, and it should only take a couple weeks once I’m moved in to arrive (if you don’t know, couches are delayed for MONTHS right now), I finished No Exit and it was so good I’m still thinking about it, and I’m celebrating a great friend’s birthday this weekend.
Let’s get started!
one | juneteenth explained
Juneteenth is tomorrow, and if you’re like me, you, unfortunately, didn’t know about this holiday until last year (we are all learning). I thought this article did a great job of explaining what the holiday is, how to honor the day, and why it matters.
two | a book list
Summer books are here! There are so many amazing books coming out in the next few months, and I love this compiled list from The Everygirl to kick off my TBR.
three | fashion find
I went to the mall with my brother and future sister-in-law last weekend, and I saw so much white eyelet I couldn’t stop looking at all the pieces. This is definitely one of my favorite rompers that caught my eye. This with a flannel or black denim jacket over it? Say no more.
four | mental health
This piece from Liz of Hello Adams Family is exactly what I needed to read this week (and every week if I am being honest). I am a person consumed by how I could always be doing “more,” and I’d be lying to you if I told you I knew how to stop thinking that way, but this article was a nice little reminder that I’m not the only that. What we watch on TV, TikTok, and our daily in-person activities tells us that “more is more,” but sometimes, we need rest, and that’s okay. More is not always more.
five | currently reading
She was known as Emily Doe by millions during the Brock Turner trial. Now, she’s taking back her name and identity. Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted by Turner on Stanford’s campus, and when he only received six months in jail for his crime, the world didn’t bat an eye. Miller’s story highlights a world that works to protect the perpetrator rather than the victim in most cases, a world where even when you do everything right something can go wrong, and a world where the most courageous thing to do sometimes is get out of bed. I’m listening to the audiobook, and while it’s a difficult story to read, Miller’s talent with words in undeniable.