May has almost slipped out of our fingers and left us with sweat rolling off of our foreheads as we casually step our way into June. Here’s 7 of my favorite things from this week!


1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

They say never judge a book by its cover – but it’s hard not to. Especially when a cover pops out at your while you’re thumbing through stacks of overused books at the library. It’s a story about a girl and her mom – who is totally turned off and terrified of this modern day society and the actions of the people she’s surrounded by. At least that’s what i know so far. I made myself pause at page 50 and stuff the book at the bottom of my suitcase so i could read it on my plane ride this weekend.

My favorite quote so far is posted right underneath this.

2. ‘You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”
― Maria Semple

If we can learn to entertain ourselves  and more importantly to embrace down time as a time to relax and reset – we’ll be a whole lot happier.

3. The gym smells bad…

Or at least the one i go to does – especially around 6pm. I had to plug my nose with a paper towel the other night just so i could do squats. I’ve been trying to go different (easy) workout moves whenever i have a free moment around my apartment. Lunges while i brush my teeth – lift 5 pound weights while i wait for my laundry – jumping jacks during commercials. It’s a fun way to get moving and it doesn’t require you to leave your home or apartment.

4. Dupstep, Auto-tune, Selfie

Are some of the new words that will be added into the dictionary this year

5.  If you thought the “Poke” button on Facebook was bad..

There’s now an “ASK” button – which lets you pester people into telling you their relationship status. Whatever happened to picking up the phone or chatting with a person over coffee to find out these things?

6.  Almost touched Maklemore’s hand last night!

7. I read Humans of New York every day

It reminds us that every single person is struggling with something – yet we, the people who pass them by, who work beside them, who shake their hands – have no idea at all. It breaks my heart, sometimes.


Ps. What is one thing this summer you’re planning on doing? Post in the comment section or send me an email: [email protected]


I wish we could high-five, even hug hello in person – and maybe someday soon we’ll have that chance. But until then, welcome to my website. It’s my most favorite place in the world (beside home, Forever21, and the library – of course). I hope you’ll click around a bit – and read something you like. And if you do, come back again! Or better yet, click the subscribe button – on the top right – and i’ll send you an email on Monday Mornings with tips and fun articles to help kick your butt out of bed.


I’m Jen Glantz. I’ve been a published writer for over 13 years, spilling my words into magazines (ranging from style to scuba diving), newspapers, websites and even this one time, a speech, for someone who didn’t speak a word of English. What drives my words, my site, my writing, is the power of relating to people. I find that many people, especially young girls, feel so alone and quite often they feel embarrassed. I want to shatter those feelings! I want them to read what I write and understand that it’s okay to be a little outside of the box, but most importantly, that it is okay to just be who they are.

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