And just like that, it’s December.
I’ve been trying to slow things down this month in an attempt to truly appreciate the season. Holiday markets, Christmas movies (mainly of the Hallmark variety, guilty as charged) and concerts, arts & crafts with lady friends, cookie baking and happy hours at holiday cocktail pop-up bars. This year, I am nothing if not festive as hell.
I’ve been sleeping in more, reading more, relaxing more, taking more breaks. It’s been just the thing for this magical if not stressful/chaotic/demanding time of year.
That means I’ve also had extra time to compile a seriously jam-packed list of links for you. If you’re able to carve out time in your busy schedule, then have at them & enjoy. There’s something about the month of December — teetering on the precipice of a brand new year — that’s seems fitting for rest, relaxation and reflection.
With that, I’ll most likely disappear from here until the new year when I’ll be one year older and hoping, a whole lot wiser. (I’m beginning to think adulthood is one ceaseless cycle of thinking you know what you’re doing only to realize you’ve not a damn clue).
May your days be merry, bright and festive as hell, just like mine.
Also 2018, please redeem us all from 2017 & 2016. K thanks bye.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Buddy the Elf
A delicious holiday cheese board.
60+ minimalist holiday traditions. (Love #1 & #6 of things to do by yourself.)
This movie was all sorts of lovely.
This podcast is next on my to-listen list.
I love this letterpress print.
An argument for skipping adult presents at the holidays. I’m totally in (via Becoming Minimalist).
Speaking of, our relentless consumption is trashing the planet.
Is there something odd about being single? “To call the unmarried “lonely” is to pretend marriage confers companionship, not merely a set of privileges historically reserved for long-term companions. But the longer I have been single, the more I have devoted myself to companionship in the form of close friendships that enrich my life. Thriving as a single person doesn’t challenge conventions of gender or sexuality, but it does contest the notion that romantic partnerships must take precedence over other relationships.”