Can someone please make time stop? When did it become the last week of May?
Despite time moving way too fast for me, this week was such a fun one. I had a really great weekend spending time with my favorite cat, getting a little sun by the pool, and enjoying some new experiences around Nashville including eating a hot dog I had looked forward to for two hours and watching a really great soccer match. Someone was asking me last night why I love Nashville so much, and I think it’s because there’s always something new to do or somewhere new to explore. It’s only been a year and a half, but I can already tell that Nashville isn’t a place you can get bored easily.
This week I did a lot of marketing tasks for a young professional organization I’m a part of, met with some friends for drinks, and reflected on how time keeps moving a lot. I’m looking forward to what I hope is going to be a relaxing weekend full of reading and early nights in bed. Let’s take a look at what’s been catching my eye this week…
1. This article about cheap fashion vs. ethical fashion…
I’ve talked about ethical/sustainable fashion quite a bit lately because it’s something that really fascinates me. I’m always interested in bettering myself, and I try to tackle one small thing at a time. I love to research steps on how to improve my life, and I fully throw myself into things. I think ethical fashion is such an important thing to invest in, and this article in Quartz reminds me that it’s more important than ever to know where your clothes are coming from. I don’t want my $20 t-shirt to be the reason someone died in an overheated factory in India.
2. This post about book cover designs…
If I were a more creative person, I think I’d love to design book covers for the rest of my life. I’ve read a lot about the process, and the creative energy that goes into a seemingly simple book cover is astounding. I love what this Man Repeller article has to say about the impression that book covers can have on people when choosing their next reading adventure.
3. This tortoise-patterned iPhone case…
I’ve never been one to change my phone case up a lot, but this one really caught my eye. It’s such a classic pattern, and it might be just the purchase I need to make my phone feel brand new.
4. This advice on looking like you have it all together…
Let me just say it — no one has it all together, no matter how much it seems like they do. That being said, there is a trick to looking like you’re not a hot mess, and this Medium article gives some great tips on how to at least pretend like you’ve got it all figured out.
5. This book on self-reflection and career advice…
I’ve been reading What Color Is Your Parachute for about two months now, and I’ve never known more about myself as a person. I finally finished it last night, and it was worth every moment spent completing the exercises in the book and reading the advice Richard Bolles had to impart. If you’re feeling a little lost, not totally sure what you want to do with your life, or are interested in self-reflection, I can’t recommend this book enough.
What’s been catching your eye this week? Let me know in the comments below.
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