If you know me in real life, you know that I try to be a glass-half-full person—sometimes to my detriment. But real talk: I have found it hard to keep that up this week. Between the Texas shooting, the never-ending reports of sexual misconduct in the news (which, don’t get me wrong, I’m glad are finally coming out, but they are so sad and awful) and some big work and family health stuff, I’ve felt exhausted and stressed. My stomach has been upset all week, I feel like I’m on the verge of tears all the time, and all I want to do is curl up with Rambo and watch Netflix and drink tea. And maybe decorate for Christmas, because I could use a little sparkle.
However, I also know I’m 34 years old and I have to be a person in the world. So today I’m working on a meal plan, mapping out the week, spending time with a friend and getting my ducks in a row. And then I’ll snuggle with Rams and drink my tea and watch Netflix. And, OK, maybe bust out the Christmas decor.
If you’re in the mood for some reading today, here are a bunch of fun links, ranging from serious to light. Hope you enjoy them.
Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies. This is an incredible piece of reporting, but also: terrifying.
I finally managed to do something with my hair other than blow it out/let it air dry thanks to this easy tutorial.
An alternative U.S. climate-change group demands a seat at the U.N. conference on climate change. Yes!
Why canceling plans is so satisfying. (Guilty of this.)
What love looks like. The best.
Such a cute sweater.
What a pretty home.
Photo by Kelsea Olivia Gaynor