Happy Sunday, folks! I’m drinking a big mug of tea and just scarfed down some pumpkin muffins I whipped up yesterday. Who says there’s a seasonal limit on the consumption of pumpkin?
Last weekend I went to the wedding of a college friend, and it was marvelous to see everyone!
The food at the reception was delicious, a merging of the bride’s Southern heritage and the groom’s Brazilian. Lots of meat, yummy rolls, and these cutest tiny cups of vegetables with ranch dressing.
A few things happened this week that helped me feel validated in this crazy journey I’m taking. I still need to work out a better daily routine, but I’m getting there.
Here’s what I’ve loved online of late:
- seeing the possibility in blank spaces (no, not the Taylor Swift kind)
I have a problem with blank spaces. Whether it is an empty shelf in my closet or a pause in my conversation, I desire it to be filled. Filled with what? I’m not entirely sure. But I know when I leave it vacant, it feels like something is missing.
- why you should stop caring about being nice
You can have strong opinions and still be a kind person. You can stand up for yourself and still care about what someone has to say. Human beings are dynamic like that.
I learned this first hand when one of my former coworkers, in a one-on-one peer review, encouraged me to share my opinions more often. He assured me I had good things to offer. I’d never realized I wasn’t sharing them until that conversation!
- similar: this author is giving up on quitting when she gets scared
I thought by quitting I was protecting myself from the possibility of heartbreaking failure, but all I was doing was protecting myself from achieving my potential.
some people are so good at persisting. This is an almost unbelivable story of one man’s triumphs and struggles. I won’t give it away–you have to go read the story!
Renier Gerritsen took a picture of everyone he saw reading on the subway in New York. I loved seeing the variety of titles and covers, the hardcovers and battered paperbacks, the array of folks taking the time to consume words. A cool project!
I wonder if any of them were reading one of these 56 young adult books that adults will love. I need to step up my game; I’ve only read 6 of them!
- I’ve got flat head and Phillips head down, but these others?!
What are you reading this weekend?
P.S. I’m finally making progress on my third #ReadHarder challenge book, My Brilliant Friend. So many books, so little time!