Has it felt quiet to you on the internet? No? Just me? It must be because of the March social media fast I started on Monday. Only a few days in and I already have things to say about it. More on that next week.
After a particularly busy week last week at Bloggy Boot Camp and then celebrating the Oscars, we've kept up the pace with my parents visiting and a steady stream of social events. We've officially entered what I hope is the busiest season of the year with things popping up on the calendar from now until June. All good stuff, all experiences we're looking forward to, but I have to remember to build in days of rest, weekends in jammies, hours of quiet, or I come to the end of my rope and meltdown like a toddler. And I want to enjoy this season instead of looking around for the fire exit.
It's NOT about the nail. I'm pretty sure I've had this exact conversation in earnest with my husband.
On another note....
If you receive the Secret Posts, then you know I'm planning a series later this month about blogging. I have a couple of topics I really want to hit (the questions I get the most about it), like my philosophy of blogging, the functionality of blogging, what it truly costs and pays, etc. If there's something you really want me to cover, please let me know here in the comments or shoot me an email.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- 10 Tips for Loving Life (And Yourself!) In Your 30's (What Would Gwyneth Do)
- And then, What You Learn In Your 40's. I'm not there yet, of course, so let's just say I'm in the early stages of learning some of these things. This one stands out: "When you meet someone extremely charming, but cautious instead of dazzled....People's youthful quirks can harden into adult pathologies. What's adorable at 20 can be worrisome at 30 and dangerous at 40." (Pamela Druckerman for the New York Times)
- Warning: this is a difficult read about suicide. But it's beautifully done and I am glad there are people like Laura Turner writing like this. Drowning in Five Acts.
- I love this honest post about a DIY room re-decoration that just didn't work. Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not Always A Good Thing (I Heart Organizing)
- Speaking of honesty, DesignMom continues to bowl me over with the way she writes about mental health. As I struggle with how to put some of this stuff into words, I am so grateful for the frank and transparent way she approaches it: Mental Health Update.
- 24 Hours in Los Angeles with Joy Cho of Oh Joy. This isn't my exact neighborhood, but it's very close. And I learned a few places I need to check out. Also, there was a big debate in the comments over calling the neighborhood "the east side," which is definitely how I've heard it referred, and I think it resulted in a title change on the post. Pretty interesting for any locals. (Design*Sponge)
We have three birthday parties, haircuts, and a dinner to attend this weekend. See what I mean about the season? Gearing up, happily.
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