May 15, 2015

I don’t know if it’s the season or my age or what, but lately I’ve been feeling like I want to make a big change in my life*. I’ve been finding myself thinking, “I should try this” or “I should do that” a lot lately, about things that range from overhauling my morning routine to switching to new makeup to totally changing my diet. Sometimes, with me, it’s hard to tell if this due to the influence of other people (I’ve been meeting a lot of inspiring ones lately, and then of course there’s my rather intense media diet) or if it’s actually some need in me that’s making itself known, so I’m working on trying to untangle that.

And I must say, that sounds way more angsty than I mean it to–I’m actually really excited about the prospect of making a change (big or small), and it’s cool to see how many wonderful people and things exist in this world, especially my little corner of it. I’ll keep you posted on where I land with all of this. And oh, here’s one little change I’ve made this week: I’m going to try to ride my bike to work every day (at least, on days when I don’t have appointments out of the office). Today’s day two, and my coworker and I rode to get get iced coffees downtown before heading to the office. It was glorious, even in the heat.

Oh, and what are you doing this weekend? R. and I are having a date night tonight, and then tomorrow I’m determined to get to the farmer’s market. I’ve also got a couple of Pure Barre classes booked, and I’m excited to finish the book I’m reading (I link to it below!) and sleep in on Sunday.

Have a wonderful couple of days–here are 11 great links:

This blog post on Oh, Ladycakes really resonated with me. “I realized that something pretty incredible happens when you actually start putting the things that matter at the top of your to-do list: you inadvertently become overwhelmed with the kind of happiness you only read about in fiction novels.” Just…good stuff, and worth the read.

Swearing off the modern man.

I’m reading this book right now and it’s very moving.

Life lessons from Anthony Bourdain.

This dress on Lupita Nyong’o is everything.

Beautiful ceramics.

One’s mess can tell an intimate story.”

Perfect slip-on sneakers. 

A super-helpful guide to tipping.

OMG: Toasted marshamallow milkshakes.

A pretty New York apartment tour.

*As if getting married next year isn’t a big enough life change!

Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Photo via Miss Moss

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