Here’s a reminder that I needed this week, which came on a postcard courtesy of a dear friend:
It was just one of those weeks where things kept piling on, and by Friday I felt muddled and mopey. When those days come around, I try to do two things: indulge in self-care and remember the good stuff. So on Friday, I cheered up with a good book (Americanah–thanks Lizzie for the rec!), pancakes for dinner and some happy things around the house. I took to my indoor garden and potted some baby spider plants and repotted my new spearmint plant. Making something grow, seeing that sprout of potential…it’s a good way to feel better.
Another way I get to feeling better is by binge-reading my favorite blogs, especially when I haven’t been keeping up as faithfully as usual. That means that this week I’m especially excited to share one of those reads with you: The Winestain!
Ashley’s writing is sassy, honest and smart (she’s working towards a PhD, so color me impressed), whether she’s writing about past relationships or sharing a playlist of drinking music for a summer party. Her blog encourages you to explore, starting in your hometown with the 30 Days of City Love challenge and these ideas for traveling at home. If I haven’t convinced you yet, I know it’s Saturday, so maybe this post on how to host a cheap wine tasting will.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m having a blast with #30DaysofCityLove, but you should check out the hundreds of other pictures coming in from around the world! Here’s the hashtag page: #30DaysofCityLove–and you can join in any time.