To be totally candid, this week has pretty much kicked my ass. It’s felt exhausting and emotionally taxing and cold in so many ways that I honestly just want to spend the weekend in my bed. And I just might.
In the meantime, here are my favorite bits of Internet from the last week:
Well, you can buy Girl Scout cookies online now so there goes my paycheck.
This drone video of Chernobyl is unreal.
I’m seriously tempted by this “everything bagel” pasta.
What the guy next to you at the coffee shop is furiously typing.
This twill weekender is officially on my holiday wish list.
This week especially being brave has felt extra difficult. The ever-lovely Laura Jane Williams shares 36 ways to make it a little easier.
Speaking of which, Hannah Brencher shares some equally important words. Yes, please. Thank you: “The common thread is this: You get choices.
Every single day is stacked with choices on more choices. You get to make decisions. You get to stand at the crossroads of your own life and decide if you want to change, and let go, and forget some things, and walk away.
You get to decide if you want to forgive yourself. Because you, like everyone else, deserves to be able to bury your past in a bright tin box in the backyard and never look back. You, like everyone else, deserves to be able to say, “I could hold on for ten thousand more years. I really could. But I choose to let go and give myself permission to just be okay with never having all the answers.” Just because you can hold something or someone longer does not mean you should.”
NPR’s Book Concierge is basically my dream come true.
More advice on learning to be alright with discomfort. “A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life” via Zen Habits