I've been waking early and also eating lunch alone and it has never been more clear that alone time is the key to my sanity. Wherever I can find it. I am a nicer person when I have had made space every day to be by myself.
This week on the HH facebook page, I asked for recipe suggestions for book club (and y'all came through big time), and we were collectively elated about the news of Harper Lee's new novel Go Set the Watchmen, then understandably nervous when the suspicions of its publication came out. (I still plan to read it, though. In fact, we'll probably need to switch around the order of our Read Great Books challenge so that we read To Kill a Mockingbird before Go Set a Watchman's release this summer.)
Also the most shared and liked thing I've EVER posted on the page was from Sarah Bessey with [Love Looks Like] 2:07am. WOW did that piece of writing resonate with many of us.
Also my favorite casual sandals are on sale at Nordstrom today. You will want to have these this summer.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- If you haven't read this from Girls Gone Child, you should. It's good.
- For those of us who are intent on culling our closets permanently: How finding my style helped simplify my wardrobe. (Shalom Mama)
- Are you listening to the Invisibilia podcast? (It's currently the #1 iTunes podcast.) I find myself telling my husband alllll about it after every single episode, just because it's so interesting. Invisibilia is part of NPR, and this writer told her story on NPR's This American Life podcast about confronting her internet troll, but here's her post about it if you're not the podcast type. It's a good read for those of us who encounter these types of people on the internet, and even for those who either don't know this behavior goes on, or who might be secretly doing it themselves.
- I think of this all the time, how social media and even blogging has changed and shaped my writing. I am having a truly terrible time with this longer-form project I'm working on because I'm gotten so used to writing in characters and three digestable paragraphs. It's been my teacher and my enemy. And so the best thing I've read this week: A memoir is not a status update.
Book club and a date night this weekend, Happy Friday to you!