Here’s a round up of my favorite things from the first week of May! Check back every Friday for a new list of 7 things that have helped me get through the week. [Read something you loved, loved, loved this week? Share it with me in the comment section and i’ll give you a shout out it in next week’s post!]
1. Wake up in the morning and do this. . .
I’ve started doing this thing every morning called “Morning Pages”. It’s easy. You just open up a notebook and write three pages – about anything you want. If you don’t know what to write – you can just write I don’t know until something comes to mind. It’s a peaceful way to clear your mind in the morning and an alternative to waking up and reaching for your cell phone.
2. In honor of Mother’s Day
Jimmy Kimmel asks moms to admit one thing their kids don’t know about them. Some pretty wild answers here!
3. My I couldn’t put it down book of the week is…
How to Talk to a Widower – By Jonathan Tropper. I checked this book out from the library on a Friday and stayed up until the sun practically rose to finish it. It’s beautifully constructed and is truly the kind of book that wraps its arms around you and jolts you with contagious energy and emotion. If i have to pick a favorite book by him – this one would take the prize.
4. Watching Rugrats in your 20’s…
May sound ridiculous but it’s surprisingly inspirational. Last week i was showing friends at work some old school cartoons and i stumbled upon this Rugrats episode where the babies talk about growing up. Check it out if you want a good laugh!
5. “Your home is whatever you love in this world more than you love yourself.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
I heard this quote while listening to Gilbert’s TED talk (she’s the wonderful author of Eat, Pray, Love)
6. Your go-to answer for the question: What are you going to do after you graduate?
I talked about it on HuffPost Live this week! Watch it here.
7. Turn your volume up!
It’s Friday and here’s a fun song to get you moving around in your desk chair.