I realize this is an ad; I still appreciate what they’re saying/acknowledging.
How was your week, guys? For once, I felt like I found that fabled work/life balance – I got a lot of work done, and found time to see out of town friends, poke around the lake, attend a friend’s outdoor screening of Lemonade, and now we’re up north, celebrating the 4th with small town parades and diners. Now if I can just replicate this every day for the rest of my life. 😉
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As I’ve probably mentioned a jillion times, I’m a former teacher. Everyone in my family works in education. I really appreciated Jennifer’s post about why she went back to teaching even though she has a successful blog.
Other links for you!
There are veeeeery few products or brands I care about (I’m typing this in a $12 sundress I bought at Walmart four years ago.) But the stuff I love? I loooooove. I made a list of the 12 things I will recommend to anyone who will listen and made it a permanent page in my menu bar titled, aptly, Obsessions.
There aren’t many email newsletters that I actually open and enjoy, but I really like Sas’s. It comes just once a month and focuses on a different mindfulness theme each month. So good!
A good reminder: Winter isn’t the only time people feel down, but it’s somehow less ‘acceptable.’ I thought Kate’s post about ‘Summertime Sadness’ was really well-written and important.
Two questions Anthony asks himself before he buys things.
A sweet post about the life and the nature of love.
If you’re in love, try not to be afraid of it. Sometimes we get scared that if we’re too excited about it, it will be taken away. Even if it is, that doesn’t matter. It’s better to love bigger and bolder and brighter than to keep a lid on your love story.
Are you ever amazed by the things you don’t know you don’t know? Opportunities you didn’t even know existed? Surround yourself with people who make you think “That’s a thing you can do?!”
Then there was that time Nicole said to me, “Your hair looks really pretty. I never bother to blow-dry and style my hair because I have two workouts per day to prepare for my ultra-marathon coming up later this year.”
Me: [mind exploding] “THAT’S A THING YOU CAN DO???”
You’re allowed to work out TWICE A DAY and just DECIDE that you’re going to become an endurance athlete? Just like that? Even if you’ve never been an athlete before?
Probably the only kind of sushi I’m ever going to eat: strawberry and asparagus black rice sushi.
A very, very impressive workspace makeover.
If you’re a woman, you’ve probably received unsolicited pictures men’s genitalia. Such are the dangers of being a woman with a smart phone in 2016, apparently! I love how this woman responded.
Solid advice on getting out of debt. I really liked #7.
I love entertaining and I really try to be a good host. Here are five clues that your dinner host is really good at their job.
Donii sounds like an amazing organization. Tell Donii what you want to donate, and we’ll find the local charities that need it. Choose one with a mission that speaks to you!
And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: 3 tips to helps you focus (that don’t involve coffee), How to love your life even if you hate your job, You’re smart. So what?