Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 08.28.20

I am in a fall state-of-mind. When COVID hit, it was still cold in Nashville, and I am ready to get back to those cozy vibes. Fuzzy socks, pumpkin-flavored treats, and twinkly lights are the only things I want to enjoy over the next two-three months. It’s nowhere near fall weather here yet, but that will not prevent me from making the best of this “season.”

My week was strangely long but it also went by so fast? I was struggling with getting stuff done early in the week and then hit the ground running once Wednesday hit. I’m hoping for a quiet, productive weekend to set me up well for the following week.

Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week…

catching my eye

one | this article examining the history of the 19th amendment and the women it left out…
The 19th amendment was passed 100 years ago. It gave women the right to vote. Well, it gave white women the right to vote. We’ve all been violently awakened to the injustices that are still present in this country and the white-washing of our history in the last few months. The Uncounted series from Vogue elevates the stories of women of color who have often been written out of history. This particular article highlights advocates in the country who are working to secure the right to vote for all.

two | this power-move to make when an ex has wasted your time
Ever had an ex completely waste your time and money? Ever invoiced them? I wish I had. I loved this powerful story about a woman who invoiced her exes as a way to find closure after some particularly disappointing breakups.

three | this book-themed clothing collection
I’ve fallen victim to a lot of Instagram target marketing lately, and this book-themed clothing collection is no different. It’s beautiful! They look like the perfect cozy t-shirts to curl up in on the weekend or wear out on the town. I’m particularly drawn to the Book Club shirt and the Books are Magic tee.

four | this tip from the French on staying productive
We’re almost on month seven of working from home/dealing with a pandemic, and I know I’m struggling with a variety of issues relating to my productivity. I love this article about the French concept “mise en place” which is all about focusing on where you are right now.

five | this book about a therapist seeing a therapist
I feel like I’m not allowed to say this because this book is beloved by many, but I am not loving Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. I’m reading this for a book club, and I cannot get lost in this book. Essentially, it’s about a therapist who goes to see a therapist. She goes through a particularly tough breakup, and she thinks talking to someone in a space where she isn’t expected to have all the answers (like she is in her own sessions) would be a good idea. I understand the premise of the book — therapists are people too — but I feel like I get it and the story just isn’t that captivating. I’m about halfway through and will finish it this weekend, so I’ll be sure to post an update on social media.

Happy adventuring,

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