Saturday morning cartoons as a kid have given way to Saturday morning blogs (and sometimes Youtube videos of puppies). This week I’m sharing some of the best things I’ve read this week. Unfortunately, none of them are patterns for T-rex tuxedo vests, but you can make those with some construction paper and a little imagination.
* If you have a blog, chances are you think blogging is really fun-I do! But there are times when inspiration dries up and you find yourself wondering what could possibly be interesting enough to write about. Gala Darling advises you to step away from the computer and take some unplugged time to explore and engage with life. Love it!
* Talk about inspiration: if you’re on a budget, check out this story about a family of four that lives well on $14,000 a year. Welp, my grocery budget seems frivolous.
*Megan at pink o’clock always finds the most beautiful images to illustrate her posts. I shared her recipe for Two-ingredient Cookies (vegan, GF if you use GF oats, DF) with my coworkers and they have been a huge hit!
* Someone told me awhile ago that I was “too smart” to read Thought Catalog. I’m not sure what that means–yes, some of the stories are silly or self-indulgent and full of early 20s problems (is that a hashtag yet?), but I love the juxtaposition of posts like Self-Loathing 20-Somethings and the Dreams They’re Chasing with writing on emotional vulnerability. Chelsea Fagan writes truth in How We Let People Go:
When you realize, long after the fact, that you no longer care about someone — that what they are doing in life has no bearing on you, and vice versa — it feels very much like a small death. Who they were with you no longer exists, and you cannot even preserve it in your memory, for the sake of your own mental health.
* Recent career exploration has brought two awesome sites to my attention: Brazen Careerist and Career Girl Network. This week, the BC blog published 15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview– responses to the classic this-isn’t-a-question-but-I’m-judging-your-answer prompt “So, tell me about yourself.”
* One of my favorite letters and an exquisite print: Albert Camus and an invincible summer
Have you read, watched, or listened to anything particularly interesting this week? I love discovering new blogs and reading fascinating articles, so please share in the comments!