This week was unrelenting with terrible news. I’m hoping you find some peace in the company of your loved ones. I’m looking forward to seeing my family in Houston, with pup in tow. I will keep Martin Luther King’s words close. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”
Here are this week’s links that made me feel things.
I’m almost done with Season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I hear Season 4 is amazing and heartbreaking. Here are some OINB facts.
I am so behind in my reading but had two 8 hour car rides where Sugarface drove. I finished three books! I thought A Tale for the Time Being was a great read though a bit dark. I enjoyed The End of a Story but I don’t think I’d recommend it to just anyone. It’s a slow read with no real plot. I read M Train because my friend Ashley said Patti Smith wrote about the show The Killing extensively.
Can’t wait to read this book. A new one from one of favorite contemporary philosopher, Alain de Botton.
I like that my friends send me Alain de Botton links. I enjoyed this podcast episode where he talks about relationships and sex. Thanks Treavor for the link!
“It’s a weird thing that some of our worst behavior in relationships is driven by some touching things… But of course we look so revolting that the other person is not in the position [to be sympathetic].”
Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? Tell me in the comments!
I collect these links that make me feel things throughout the week and I noticed a somber theme to this week’s collection. I’ve always believed that grief is the price you pay for love and some of these links have beautifully conveyed that. I made sure to at least make a couple of the videos lighthearted!
Nothing is promised. The first piece I read about love suddenly lost. It’s a good reminder that no one knows how much time they have left with their loved ones.
But also, it solidified my belief on how vital it is to document your love while you have it. Whether that be through silly personal snaps and videos, or getting the most amazing professional engagement and wedding photographs that you can… Because, as awful as it is to think about, you just never know what might happen.
And lastly, this was a heart-wrenching read about the dissolution of a marriage. What was most heartbreaking to me about this read was the regret. How small decisions can actually be big decisions that irrevocably take you down a path you don’t want. This concludes my list of love lost reads!
Happy Friday, friends! This week seemed to drag on even though I had a full calendar. I think it was because I missed Sugarface while he was away for work. Good thing I get to see him tonight finally! I hope your weekend is refreshing!
Here’s this week’s list of pieces of the internet that made me feel things.
It’s Friday! This short work week felt long to me. I could not shake off the grogginess or the sleepiness! I’m hoping to rest up this weekend and feel better next week. Until then, enjoy this week’s list of things that made me feel feelings.
Happy Friday everyone! I have a busy long weekend this weekend. Heading to Houston tonight to not only see one of my besties get married but also officiate his wedding! Before I head out, here’s my weekly roundup of links that made me feel feelings. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
This post by Anthony Boudrain captures what I love about his writing. It’s a heartbreaking tribute to one of his friends.
“When you don’t need to compare yourself to other people, you gravitate towards things that you instinctively enjoy doing, and you’re good at, and if you just focus on that for a long enough time, then chances are very, very high that you’re going to progress towards mastery anyway, and the fame and the power and the money and everything will come as a byproduct, rather than something that you chase directly in trying to be superior to other people”
I wasn’t a diehard Beyonce fan but I love her new album and video. I am still reeling. I loved this article about it.
I work half time in an office and from home the other half as I pursue freelance work. I related to some of these points of what it’s like to work form home. I’ve started considering my dogs as coworkers.
I’m officiating the wedding of one of my besties and the nerves are starting to get rattled. I borrowed Thich Nhat Hanh’s How to Love from the library and had to stop reading because I didn’t have the means to take notes. It’s an easy, thoughtful, and charming read.
I have so much to catch you guys up on but haven’t had the time or head-space to write it down. Maybe this weekend? Until then, I missed curating my weekly list of things that made me feel things so here’s this week’s list!
Another week has come and gone. What were your highlights? Mine was cooking my first meal in about a week. Chopping and stirring is my meditation. Enjoy this week’s list of links that made me feel things.
I had a jam-packed week with birthdays and events and trying to land freelancing gigs. I’m now catching my breath and traveling today with my parents to Miami. I had money set aside to treat us to a big trip whenever they retire, which they eventually did two years ago. We only used half the funds last year since my mom picked a smaller trip (Vegas). So I’m using the other half on a short weekend trip. One of my best friends lives in Miami and offered up her spare bedroom. I can’t wait to see her and go on another adventure with my folks!
Here’s this week’s list of links that made me feel things.
I love the underlying message of this beautiful video. Photographs not only reflect the subject but also the person holding the camera and his or her perspective. I love seeing photographs of people taken by the people who love them.
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have the best weekend. I’m off to go to work and allotting myself a full hour instead of the usual fifteen minutes since I work downtown and the POTUS is in town for SXSW! Hope you enjoy this week’s links that made me feel feelings.
For many women, friends are our primary partners through life; they are the ones who move us into new homes, out of bad relationships, through births and illnesses. Even for women who do marry, this is true at the beginning of our adult lives, and at the end — after divorce or the death of a spouse.
There aren’t any ceremonies to make this official. There aren’t weddings; there aren’t health benefits or domestic partnerships or familial recognition. There has not yet been any satisfying way to recognize the role that we play for one another. But, as so many millions of us stay unmarried for more years, maybe there should be.
I might write a blog post about how being laid off gave me a new approach to life and friendship. For now, I’ll share you this post from Seth Godin and send love and light to my tribe of supportive friends.