Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 12.18.20

Happy Friday! I’m taking next week off of blogging to enjoy time at home for the first time in over a year. Earlier this week, I was really stressing out about flying — it’s not a thing I like on a good day much less in the middle of a pandemic — and it made me think about the fact that everyone is just doing their best right now. There is so much shame online right now if you do anything other than stay at home, and I think we as a society need to be a little less judgemental. For the most part, we are all doing our best, so let’s respect that. Time to get off my high horse. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week!

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one | how best to donate your unwanted items
It’s that time of year again when we all clean out our closest and get rid of the junk that’s piled up. Before you throw everything in the trash, consider what you can donate to those in need!

two | best book covers of 2020
I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I think we all do anyways. I loved looking at this collection of the best book covers this past year.

three | this Harry Potter themed merch
I know a lot of us are looking for non-official Harry Potter merch, and I’m always trying to support small businesses. Seeker and Slade had really unique, chic designs that any Harry Potter fan will fall in love with.

four | this think-piece about why we are less engaged with Instagram this year
Do you find yourself sharing less on Instagram because you’re worried about being judged? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I found this think-piece really interesting as it dives into the intricacies between pandemic-shame, activist-shame, and just being bored of sharing our lives online.

five | this book from a famous New York chef
David Chang opened a noodle restaurant in New York back in 2004, and nothing in his life was ever the same. Eat a Peach chronicles Chang’s life from the opening of Momofuku in 2004 to running his restaurant empire with 15 locations spanning the globe. This story is a heart-felt, culinary coming-of-age that anyone can enjoy.

Happy adventuring,

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