August Wrap-Up

Thursday, August 31, 2017

B L O G  P O S T S

My first post this month was about how diet and exercise don't have a rule book. It's something that's on my mind so often that I'm surprised I haven't written about it before. I also wrote about common misconceptions about yoga, because too often somebody's reason for not doing yoga even though they want to isn't accurate anyway. Sunday mornings have become my time to talk about three things from that week. I stepped a little out of my blogging comfort zone and wrote about the importance of x Lastly, I read a few really unique books this month.

I N  M Y  L I F E 

Why do I feel like August was really good yet I didn't actually do much? (Maybe that's why it was really good?)

The coolest thing from this month was seeing the total solar eclipse. There really is nothing quite like that experience. I've already talked about it in my last 3 Things post because I couldn't resist.

One of my friend's recently moved in with her boyfriend and bought a house. AH. It's a little bit crazy to wrap my head around but is also very exciting. I feel like wanting to buy a house at 24 years old is unusual enough, but then being in a happy relationship with a 23-year-old who also wants to buy a house? And being able to actually do it and live together and know that it's the start of a very long future together? Magical.

A R O U N D   T H E   W E B 

Sigh, it's a pretty short list this month. I have a lot of bookmarks on my phone's Safari "Reading List" that I've been meaning to get to.

When media stops being social, and how if other people's social media posts are making us feel jealous or resentful, that's on us.

Celebrities aren't just like us, and we don't have to pretend that they are.

The Mind Body Musings podcast episode about The Four Agreements. I wrote them down in the Notes on my phone as I listened to leave myself a little reminder. Be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, and always do your best. A great listen.

I came across Anne T. Donahue on Twitter and immediately followed. She's smart, funny, and holy hell she writes a lot. That girl knows how to get shit done.

T H I N G S   I ' M   L O V I N G

"The Big Sick." Such a good movie! Once I saw it, I was telling everyone, "You have to see it. It's so cute and so funny." Explaining the plot to them after that was awkward, because why would a guy's girlfriend being in a coma ever be funny? But trust me. A refreshing romantic comedy we all need.

The Plant Nanny app (which was apparently the Best App of 2013, so I'm a little late to the game). Essentially, it's a water tracking app, except that the water you log feeds your virtual plant. The more water you drink, the more you get to watch your lil plants grow. It's a very cute motivator.

The "Dear Sugar" podcast, which you'll love too if you're a fan of Cheryl Strayed's "Tiny Beautiful Things." The podcast is very similar to the book. It's an advice column, in audio form. What I love most about it is that it never comes off preachy or arrogant. They have a very empathic approach.

Another podcast: "Simplify." Essentially it's tips, conversations, and advice on how to make various parts of life a little bit easier. Unfortunately, the season is already over (only seven episodes in a season?! Come on.), but if you haven't heard of it, give the episodes a listen.

L O O K I N G   F O R W A R D   T O 

September is always a busier time for me. Next month I have an Amazing Race-style race that I do every year, my sister's 30th (!) birthday, my friend's baby shower (my first pregnant friend!), my anniversary, and probably a few other things I'm forgetting about.

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