And she’s back! A full week of posts, and truthfully, it hasn’t been easy. After two months of not writing blog posts, throwing myself back into it has been more difficult than anticipated, but I know this is where I want to be, so here I am.
This week flew by. I had a lot going on at work, which always makes the days go by quickly, and I stayed very busy personally. Last weekend was the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in Nashville. It ran right past my house, so while I was dog sitting, I decided to cheer on some friends as they tackled the half marathon. Since I was dog sitting over the weekend, I went on lots of walks and hikes, which made me feel SO GOOD. This week I met a few new friends for drinks, kicked an epic bunt (by accident of course) in my kickball game, and I’m wrapping up this week with dinner with a friend tonight. I have some fun plans this weekend that I’m hoping to talk about next week (secrets can be fun sometimes), but other than that, let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week.
1. The Radical Act of Embracing Your Own Mediocrity
I loved this article. In a world where it feels like everything needs to be cultivated for social media, fewer and fewer people are doing things simply because they like to do them. As a society, we started doing things because we wanted to put them on Instagram, but when you’re just mediocre at something, you can’t really share that. Or can you? I think what Nesmith is really saying is, let’s take the power back from social media and do things just because we like them, not because we need to brag about how great we are. Let’s have fun and be bad at things!
2. Time’s 100 Most Influential People 2019
It’s been a few weeks since Time announced its Most Influential People of 2019 list, but I’ve been loving reading a few profiles each week. Some of my favorite features are Sandra Oh, Christine Blasey Ford, Mahershala Ali, and Fred Swaniker.
3. Madewell T-Shirt
I’m always on the hunt for the perfect t-shirt, and I can confidently say that I found it. I truly thought Madewell was overrated until I picked up two t-shirts off the recommendation of a blogger I follow. These t-shirts are the perfect fit, they didn’t shrink in the wash, and they are so, so soft. I cannot recommend these t-shirts enough. AND they’re affordable. It’s the best of all the worlds.
4. I Spent $17K Freezing Eggs — and I Regret Every Penny
As a 24-year-old female, freezing my eggs isn’t something I necessarily need to be thinking about right now, but I’ve thought a lot about having or not having children. Every time I tell someone I think I don’t want kids, they tell me I will change my mind. And maybe I will, but it’s not their place to tell me that. I think Selinger talks about the pressure and expectation of needing/wanting to reproduce as a woman in a subtle yet effective way.
5. Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
I’m currently reading Ghosted by Rosie Walsh. It’s about a woman who falls in love with a man after spending just one week with him, but then he disappears. Her friends tell her to move on, but she feels deep in her gut that something terribly bad has happened to him. I picked it up because Bad on Paper (of course) reviewed it and totally drew me in. I’m about halfway through, and I can already tell you that I love the way Walsh is setting up the story and how she switches time perspectives to keep the reader (or at least me) intrigued.
What’s been catching your eye? Let me know in the comments below.