October first hey. Yep, I’m as surprised as you but truly I’m glad. October might just see this part of the world out of lockdown and getting back to good things like coffees out with friends, church in real life, a browse around the shops and thrifting !!! Hoping as well the warmer weather comes with it. Its been cold and drizzling rain here all day and we had the loudest thunder storm I have ever EVER heard in my entire life last night. It felt apocalyptic! October, you know how to make an entrance.
As always friends I hope we all find simple ways to relax and celebrate life this weekend
I hope this helps to – – –
A Good Word
We can make self care and healthy habits too complicated
It’s not so hard.
Go do something
With people you love
Or all alone
For a short time
Or a long time
Just do something to give yourself a break
Take some deep breaths
Don’t schedule it or tell yourself you Have to do it every day or a certain way.
Its not meant to be perfect or a way to prove your self.
Its just one healthy (being kind to yourself) step at a time
A Good Look
Looks awfully like the ideal weekend to me – colour, fresh air, soft edges and nothing too put together
See more of this loveliness here
A Good Idea
from Joanna Goddard
A Fun Question Game to Play With Friends (even via Zoom)
This past weekend, a few friends and I went to Long Beach Island in New Jersey. And we played the funniest game after dinner…
Loaded Questions. Have you ever played? Basically, you ask everyone the same question about life/love/whatever, and you all write down your answers on slips of paper. Then, one person reads them all aloud, and another person guesses who said what. (You rotate who is the guesser.) You can buy a board game, but we just made up our own questions. It’s really fun to figure out how well you know your friends and who will surprise you! We laughed approximately one million times.
Our questions were:
Where in the world would you live, if you had to move tomorrow?
Which celebrity would you have as a spouse, if you had to choose?
What talent would you have, if you could choose anything?
What job would you have, if you couldn’t have your job?
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
What would your answers be? My answers to the above: San Francisco, Seth Meyers, singing like Jennifer Hudson, a high school math teacher, and yell sneezes
A Few Good Reads
I’ve seen the book covers, the IGTVs, the keynotes – women in eyelash extensions imploring you to stop playing small. Commandment after commandment, we’re offered the vaguest of measurements to stack ourselves against. Go all in! Show up big! Shine brighter!
You were made for more!
Brick by brick, we build a Babel for one.
A memory: my kindergarten teacher, Ms. Redman. She was a quiet force, waltzing around the room in her favorite red pumps, hair twisted into a bun and secured with a pencil. When one of us twenty-something tots would cause havoc, she’d crouch down to meet our eyes. She’d get on our level so we’d feel safe, connected. She’d communicate that she’s paying attention, and she’d gently guide us in a new direction.
She made herself small, and the result was anything but – – – – keep reading
“I probably wouldn’t have naturally fallen into friendship with Heather. It took a little more effort; it took a desire to really pursue getting to know someone.”
Each installment of “The Friendship Files” features a conversation between The Atlantic’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship.
This week she talks with a Black woman who was part of a fellowship for underrepresented scholars at a predominantly white liberal-arts college, and the older white woman who was assigned to be her mentor. They were thrust together by this program, and their early meetings were awkward and wary. But then they started sharing poetry with each other, which helped them to communicate their true feelings and build a deeper connection. They discuss their rocky start, how they came to trust each other, and why it’s worth working for friendships that don’t come easy – – – keep reading
That’s all for now friends. Enjoy the reads and have a beautiful weekend, rest up, do something you love xx