June Wrap-Up

Friday, June 30, 2017

B L O G  P O S T S

This month I wrote a little thank you note to Writing, a reminder to speak up if you like something, and some thoughts about friendship and why I don't really believe in cutting ties or burning bridges. I also put up a video (!) where I talk about active steps I've been taking lately to make myself happier. I had a lot of long work days this month, but did my best to focus on the positive. And of course, if you're looking for book recommendations, check out my latest reads.

I N  M Y  L I F E 

The best part of this month was visiting my best friend in Colorado. Aside from a quick dinner last month when she was in town for a weekend, it was my first time seeing her since she moved out there in February. I was there for four days (another one of my friends came for two of those days) and had the best time. Originally, I was going to vlog the whole trip but decided against it so I could really be in the moment and enjoy the time with my friends. It was so, so fun.

I finally got a desk and set up a work area for myself. (It was one of my goals for the year! Yay!) I love having a separate space to focus and get things done. It makes me happy and has definitely made the apartment feel more homey for me.

A R O U N D   T H E   W E B 

A reminder that mindsets that you built over months don't break overnight.

I loved Kristin Johns' vulnerable and honest video about how, no, she isn't happy all the time, and neither is anyone else. Social media is only the best part of people's lives.

This article about how "Orange is the New Black" addresses race issues, good at bad. (It's from last year but I only recently came across it. Still good, still relevant.)

I'm really enjoying Afoma's BOOK'D series. Every Wednesday she posts an interview with someone where they talk all things books.

Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert and why you shouldn't be surprised by it.

T H I N G S   I ' M   L O V I N G

The new "Wonder Woman" movie of course. All I could think after watching it was: Why wasn't Wonder Woman my favorite super hero growing up? I knew she existed. But while I knew the general backstory about other male superheroes, I didn't know anything about her. She was never on my radar. I'm so glad she finally has her own movie.

I'm not a huge fan of summer (I hate the heat), but one great thing about it is that there's so much to do outside. This month I went to three street festivals in Chicago and kayaked on the Chicago river.

L O O K I N G   F O R W A R D   T O 

My summer vacation with my family. It feels so far away because it's in July, but we leave in only two weeks. Can't wait.

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