It’s been a while! I’ve been an emotional mess since my big news but things are finally starting to come together and even though my to-do list is super long, I’m trying to make time for blogging because it’s a good outlet for me.
Speaking of how amazing blogging can be for mental health, I have to share Alyssa’s post on how blogging helped her through a bout of depression. I’ve always enjoyed her upbeat and funny stories and the outfits she shares on her blog, but I appreciate even more the honest and vulnerable posts.
On the same note, Cat from Oddly Lovely recently shared her challenges with obsessive thoughts, and as someone who struggles with anxiety, I could definitely relate.
As much as I love funny and pretty and helpful lifestyle blogs, I really appreciate bloggers who share their authentic selves and the less glamorous parts of life, and that’s the kind of blogger I aspire to be.
Rashida Jones on the dos and don’ts of feminism. This practical essay is just my style.
It’s great that Obama identifies as a feminist. I’m certainly going to miss his presidency, and I hope we can get to a point when that fact that an elected official is proud to call themselves a feminist isn’t newsworthy.
I have been binge-watching The Mindy Project, and am now convinced that Mindy Kaling should be my best friend. I loved her memoir, Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns and her show is equally witty and fun. I’m obsessed.
I hadn’t had tofu in at least six months, and then Mister BS made our peanut tofu recipe last week, and I was reminded that even though it’s not a staple of my diet, it’s nice to eat once or twice a month. Kate from Cookie + Kate has the ultimate guide to making crispy tofu, and I thought I might also try this recipe from A Beautiful Mess for tofu and brown rice and veggies.
ON THE HORIZON
I’m excited for the weekend! my favorite high school and college friends are coming back to Lawrence for a nostalgic night out before I move, so that should be amazing. I’m soaking up all the Lawrence love while I can.
I’m anxious about going to Orlando for a work conference next week after the horrifying and tragic events last weekend. I just keep reminding myself to focus on love instead of hate, and think of the moving sonnet Lin-Manuel Miranda performed at the Tony’s.
Once I’m back from Orlando, I’ll be kicking the packing and moving preparation into high gear! I’m still queasy with nerves and excitement about all these life changes, but that feeling usually means I’m doing something right.
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