1 of my preferred portion of lengthy flights is getting capable to catch up on motion pictures (thank you Delta for possessing an extraordinary array of in-flight entertainment selections): I like to watch a mix of new releases and classics that I’ve in no way observed, as effectively as revisit some of my old favorites. On 1 of my lots of flights this week, I rewatched The Devil Wears Prada: that film MOVED me when I was a freshman in college.
1 of my greatest dreams in higher college and college was operating at a style magazine in New York City. It was portion of the purpose why I ended up majoring in journalism! It is nonetheless a thing that I’m shocked I in no way pursued additional, despite the fact that I recognize now that I got the components of the dream I truly wanted: life in a major city, the likelihood to create. It also reminded me of how substantially I utilized to like style: I really feel like the stress of Instagram (constantly needing a various outfit, the have to have for perfection, and so on and so on), coupled with operating from property and living in a additional laid-back city, has created me back away a bit from truly leaning into style. But watching the film truly reminded me how substantially I like it, so possibly there will be some sort of new year’s resolution lying in there!
I’ve been loving The Reduce on Tuesdays podcast, and I particularly loved the How Robin Roberts Gets It Accomplished episode this week. It was so motivating to hear her infectious constructive attitude, and I also loved how substantially she credits playing sports for her persistence and achievement. She also described undertaking transcendental meditation, which was a superior reminder of how substantially I have to have to figure out a way to perform it back into my schedule—no matter how “busy” I really feel like I am!
I was back in Brooklyn for a couple of days of perform this week, and it is constantly so good to be back in my old neighborhood—even if it was particularly chilly! The exciting portion of this trip was going to a couple of restaurants that have been on my list to attempt the whole time that I lived in New York. I biked by Olea just about every single day that I lived in Bed-Stuy and constantly believed it looked so cool (and there was constantly a crowd at weekend brunch hour): I lastly tucked inside and found it has scrumptious Mediterranean meals. The “eggs in purgatory” have been spicy and decadent! And the healthful and homemade drink selections at baba cool—CBD lattes, dirty homemade chai and golden turmeric lattes—are the best way to level up your morning bagel order. Just bummed I didn’t attempt out either of them sooner!
I’ve been taking benefit of my many flights this week to study some superior books. Initially, the extremely believed-provoking Compact Excellent Items (which a reader suggested when I wrote about diverse books). Ahead of We Had been Yours is 1 of my preferred varieties of writing, exactly where it juxtaposes historical fiction with contemporary day: it also focuses on the early, and normally dark, days of adoption in the United States. And, of course, I’m so thrilled that there’s a new Tana French out! There’s rain forecast for this weekend in San Diego, so I have incredibly grand plans of snuggling up with The Witch Elm and a cup of tea.
“Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. Tends to make it much easier when the hard occasions arrive. You have to alter the way you consider in order to alter the way you really feel.” -Robin Roberts
This weekend, I’m thrilled to be at property in San Diego—even if the climate is a small wetter than we’re utilized to! My major purpose is to finish painting my property workplace and to wrap up my Christmas purchasing.