It’s been a surprisingly good week over here. It was low-key, and I loved it. Sometimes I miss summers as a kid when school would get out, and there were zero responsibilities for two months. No homework, no tests. Just days mindlessly spent playing made-up games with my sister and hours that melted into each other swimming in the pool. I totally realize that I have a dream job with immense flexibility (and frequent work travel to incredible places), but there’s still the everyday responsibilities of, you know, keeping everything afloat and running. It’s still work at the end of the day.
The bright side of working throughout the summer is feeling the freeness of past summers in the smallest moments. I tend to appreciate it more and fully savor every second.
Half of me feels like summer is flying by and the other half of me is trying to remember just to love every in-between moment as much as possible!
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
I don’t think you can grow up in Florida without knowing about Weeki Wachee. I’ve never personally been, but I’ve heard all about the mermaid shows (seriously). I find it equally strange and amusing. Vogue recently photographed some of the mermaid performers along with a history of the shows.
I think one of the biggest (and worst!) myth is that there are only certain jobs that guarantee success. IT’S A LIE! Everyone talks about “starving artists” and whatnot… but a career in the arts, or anything creative career really, doesn’t mean you can’t be successful in the financial sense. You absolutely can! I loved hearing this graphic designer’s story because I think a lot of us can relate to not fitting into a traditional job scene.
Speaking of the arts, I think every young person should be exposed to it. There’s no right or wrong, and you don’t have to be good to enjoy it! I love that some work of New York City’s public school students will be on display at the Met. (I’m impressed by everyone’s work!)
Apparently, there’s a theme to this week’s On My Radar post. A high school recreated the opening scene of La La Land– they did such a fantastic job. And props to the teacher for encouraging her students to pursue the challenge.
Christie’s is hosting an auction of some of Audrey Hepburn’s personal items. How amazing would it be to purchase a pair of her iconic ballet flats?!?!?
Have you guys seen Wonder Woman? I loved it and have a girl crush on Gal Gadot!!! Her interview on The Tonight Show made me love her even more. She seems so cool.
SEVEN // Average Fashion Blogger
I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and stumbled on these hilarious videos. The account pokes fun at fashion and beauty bloggers and totally nails it! I was laughing so hard and sending the videos to everyone I knew.
EIGHT // How Children See Differences
This is such a sweet and inspiring video of kids talking about what makes them different from each other. I think the world can take note and remember that we learn prejudice– it’s not something we’re born with.
NINE // New Sunglasses
I do not need a new pair of sunnies, but after seeing them in the teaser for the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie (#guilty), I splurged on them! They’re SO cute and the perfect classic, yet modern, shape.
TEN // New Police Puppies
OMG, I can’t handle the cuteness of these puppies!!!!