Catching My Eye 061220
Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 6.12.20

What a week. I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted. From listening and learning about the Black Lives Matter movement impacting the nation (world) to trying to survive during a pandemic, I am beat. I don’t know if I have anything poignant to share this week as I am truly just trying to keep my head above water at this point.

I hope this is a pivotal moment in history. I hope this is a year we look back on and say, “That’s when everything changed.” Until then, I promise to put in the work. I promise to keep fighting the good fight even when I’m tired. I promise to educate myself and others as best I can. And I promise to shut up and listen when I can’t contribute to the conversation but can learn from others.

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

Keep Showing Up

1// These tips on how to make sustainable activism decisions
If you’re new to this activism space like me, it can be overwhelming. I’m going to be the first one to admit that I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m taking one step, day after day, in what I believe to be the right direction. I love this thread on how to make sustainable activism decisions because whether we like it or not, this issue is not going to go away overnight, and we need to be making active choices every day to see a better future.

2// This advice on how to shift your mindset, especially during a pandemic
It’s been a rough few months. The last few weeks have been especially taxing. I loved this set of mindset shifts to help you get through a tough day. It’s all about how we talk to ourselves.

3// This navy and white striped towel
I’ve been hanging out in parks a lot and my pool has finally opened, so I figured it was time to invest in a new towel. This Hearth & Home towel from Target is exactly my style. My favorite thing about it is that it’s big enough to serve as a picnic blanket for two.

4// This antiracist reading list
Still looking for books to add to your antiracist reading list? Check out this awesome selection from The Stacks.

5// This twisted murder mystery story
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was nothing short of fantastic. I finished it yesterday, and all I want to do is talk to everyone about it. It’s essentially a murder mystery story, but the tale is told completely out of order — I was wondering how everything fit together up until the very end. Evelyn Hardcastle is going to be murdered. Aiden Bishop must figure out by whom. Each day, he wakes up in a different person’s body whose perspective should help him put the pieces together. He’s racing against other participants to figure out the murder suspect is so he can finally escape Blackheath. All the twists and turns along the way are worth every page turn and late night spent reading.

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