If I’m being honest, it’s been a slooooow Monday morning. This weekend was busy in the best way possible. A Bruno Mars concert Friday night. Catching up on work (and cleaning my flat like a grown ass adult) on Saturday. And a lovely Sunday afternoon spent drinking rosé wine + eating pizza with friends in the fresh spring air.
I’ve been back in London three weeks now, which has me thinking I might be even worse at math than I thought because didn’t I just arrive in my favorite city?!? Time’s quick passing feels extra tangible right now. While I’d like to tell you that I’m sitting back and simply enjoying this travel experience, that would be a lie.
Relaxation is not a natural state for me.
I’m working on slowing down and finding contentment in “being.” Next month, I’m heading to Scotland for a week-long meditation retreat! It’s going to be a challenge, as anyone who knows me knows silence is not a natural state for me either.
Until then, here’s to gratitude and 24 carat magic and not reading most of the news (no one needs immediate depression) and deep breaths and good friends and rosé wine (even when it gives you a black eye) and challenging yourself and doing your god damn best, because that’s all you can do.
Here’s a few links to start off your week. Make it a good one, friends.
“I think part of being a good person is just *trying* to be better. To see where you’re fucking up and trying to be better, to know that the fuck-ups who get your goat are just people trying to do their best.” Nora McInerny
The perfect summer skirt.
…to pair with this dream sweater.
My man Neil DeGrasse Tyson spittin’ truth.
We all need a Shultz hour.
The missing ingredient to happiness. This is so good. “What if, instead, you could let a want simply be there while it’s there, and also be fully aware — like the parent of a fretting toddler — that the thing in question is almost certainly not essential to your happiness, and couldn’t deliver it even if you did have it?”
Ten ways to feel less busy. This list is actually helpful.
This is disgusting. Another reminder of why we need to be mindful of consumption.
I’ve devoured these On the Grid neighborhood city guides since arriving in Europe. They’re curated by locals working in creative industries and always 100% spot-on.