Confession: I’ve fallen behind on my reading. I’ve been on a serious non-fiction kick lately and those books, as much as I love them, take me longer to get through. Regardless, I am always
looking for book recommendations. I kind of like all genres, but I need good
books. If I’m sitting down to relax, I want to really enjoy what I’m reading! That’s why I think the blog “Go Book Yourself”
is so awesome. It recommends books based on what you already like.
Yea. We’ve all seen the videos. They rock. The kid is hilarious and adorable. But this video is probably the best one yet. I’ve always wondered who was behind the genius viral series. I kind of assumed that the kid was an actor. NOPE. Seriously… Now I like the videos even more and I didn’t think that was possible!
Some of my favorite memories from childhood take place in the backyard of our home in Massachusetts. From piecing together makeshift see-saws from old logs to doing endless “skin the cats” on the playset to building tunnels in the snow or picking wild berries. My next door neighbors play sports, but they’re very much organized. Backyards are paved over and iPads are protected with massive-kid-safe cases so television shows and games can be played anywhere. I love his idea and really want to see the full documentary.
Maybe it’s a little overdone nowadays (so much advice for twenty somethings… so little time), but I really liked this one. (That could also be because this week was particularly trying.) I can relate to his advice so much, but what normally frustrates me, I now see in a new light. Normally, I think “I’ll be happy when…” and it happens and I’m already sprinting off to the next #thing. It’s exhausting and can almost feel unfulfilling because I’m checking things off and judging myself against an unbeatable system. I’ll be happy when I write a book
, or start a magazine, or move to the city, or get a job, or make this much money, or land that deal, or make this happen, or reach this number….. and it goes on and on. I’ve done all those things and yet, there’s this unquenchable thirst for more. I’ve normally thought about this as a plague, only adding to the frustration… but now it definitely seems more like a blessing.
// This Skype ad made me cry…
Goosebumps, tears, smiles… They really nailed it. Yes, I did also include something about getting rid of screen time, but this is a good juxtaposition for the benefits of technology! I am SO thankful for Skype and use it all the time for both personal and professional purposes: To talk to my dear friends across the country and to meet with people who don’t live in the city. A must watch.
What’s on your radar this week?
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