Journal Entry 014

 
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JOURNAL ENTRY 014

So April has brought with it some of the strangest weather in my little end of the world. It seems like the days vacillate between sunny and warm-ish to chilly and snow-covered (think: snowstorm). It makes absolutely no sense, and it's hard to predict from day to day. But I can tell you that next week I'll be visiting Indian Rocks Beach in Florida and stocking up on that Vitamin D! So stay tuned for some of my trip updates in the coming monthly blog post. 

The other week, I got an email from Medium Editors surrounding my latest article, Fixing Other People's Problems.  They explained that they really enjoyed my work, and that it's a "thoughtful, informed perspective that's high quality in an important topic area". As such, they offered me a bonus through their paid partner program, which was totally unexpected and a great encouragement to continue on my path writing. 

I've started book seven since the start of 2018 and I'm so proud of myself for having already finished six already! Once I committed to the challenge, it became a lot easier to find the motivation to read. It keeps bringing me back to Stephen King's quote from his book On Writingwhere he states:

"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."

The book I'm currently working on is called "Drink" by Ann Dowsett Johnston. I've included this book (and the rest I've read this year to date) below for your perusing. You can find the rest of my fav books and things right here

Happy April! 

 
 

What I'm loving lately

learn how to make your own rose toner beauty pads
holly glenn whitaker and her site/company/movement, hip sobriety
five gorgeous and pet-safe houseplants 
this article on how fiction ruined love
mario badescu's facial spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea: what it does & how to use it
why the self-employed are happier and more engaged at work
this list of compelling
must-reads memoirs
japanese stationery and why it’s so hot right now
the level of harmonizing in this live rendition of the song "holy" and this one for "as long as you love me" 
brene brown's daring greatly parenting manifesto
the show black mirror on netflix - if you haven't yet binge-watched it please do
this video about the pros and cons of dating smart people
cole sprouse talks growing up and discusses his
 quest to “understand otherness” 
molly ringwald revisits the breakfast club and shares her thoughts in the wake of #metoo
this article about insomnia that helps explain why you feel like you haven't slept at all

 

WHAT I'M GRATEFUL FOR

greenery
homecomings
watercolor swashes

majesty palms
bath bombs

the '90s comebacks
thank you letters
spring cleaning
feeling inspired
trying new things
new books to read
mondays at home together
progress

songs on repeat

 

WORDS TO USE MORE OFTEN

Adage: a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation;
Forage: to wander or go in search of provisions, to search about, seek, rummage, hunt, to make a raid; 
Haphazardly: characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity or by randomness, aimless; 
Curate: to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, to take charge of or organize; 
Marginal: situated on the border or edge, at the outer or lower limits, minimal, almost insufficient.

 

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