Thoughts on this week:
What I’m Reading in real life: This week, I was super excited to reread, yet again, Anzaldua's Borderlands to prepare to teach it to my lit class. Such a great read and I really feel like she's writing just to my soul.
What I’m watching: Still re-watching Full House.
What I’m listening to: Music by my friend, M.'s brother's band, The Tillers
What else I’m digging: Zera Coffee, my temporary home while Jupiter House is being fixed up
This week: 30 by 30: Looking Towards the Future: My list of things to do before I turn 30.
What I read this week:
This week's topic: The Morning Routine: My friend, Mina, and I are working on setting morning and evening routines that allow us to be more productive without falling into the pit of social media. Here is some of my research on the topic:
The Perfect Morning Routine (Backed by Science) (Taylor Pearson): This is an excellent, though long, article about how to create your ultimate morning routine. A great read!
13 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine and Have a More Productive Day (Little Coffee Fox): Another great list from one of my favorite blogs.
What are Morning Pages? How One New Habit Changed my Life (Little Coffee Fox): This is a great explanation of a popular morning habit mentioned in the article above.
How My Early Morning Routine Prepares Me For Great Financial Days (The Financial Diet): This is another great read.
Tips and Resources for Writing Letters (Boho Berry): For those interested in participating in InCoWriMo, this might be helpful. But really, there is a lot of fun information in this!
Reading and Bibliophilia:
Middle Grade Review: Erasable (Texas Girl Reads): This book looks great! I love YA novels. Sort of like the next generation of A Wonderful Life, no?
Why You Should Practice Every Day for Two Years Before You Expect to Succeed (Goins, Writer): This is an excellent point and idea. I think I'll do this sometime soon.
Woke Writing (Writer Unboxed): This is a great article about the impact of art and its capacity to change us.
Women pioneered computer programming. Then men took their industry over. (Timeline): I find this whole part of technology history fascinating.
Life in General:
4 Handy Tips That Helped Me Lose 10 Pounds, Read 70 Books, & More Last Year (The Financial Diet): These sound like great ways to actually achieve the goals I want to achieve.
Tough and Awkward Topics:
Here Is Every Time I've Encountered 'Hipster Racism' (Vice): I see this, too. Something to be aware of!
The world’s best countries for women in 2017 (Matador): Yes, America is behind Uganda, Israel, and Albania. Gee, I wonder why?
22 Little Ways Women Are Expected To Apologize For Their Existence Every Day (Bustle): This is a good, honest list.
Anti-Blackness in Latinx Countries is the Result of Deliberate Cultural Policy (Racebaitr): I have become more and more aware of this as I do research, but I probably first noticed the full effect back when I was still with the sociopath. I know that as a white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes, there is a lot about this experience that I don't understand. However, I am now conscious of how I associate whiteness/paleness/color with being attractive or unattractive. Something we should all keep in mind!
Academia, Education, and Teaching:
Disorientations: On Disability in Graduate School (Medical and Health Humanities): This is a great article that touches on a topic close to my heart. "Part of learning to write my dissertation was also learning to navigate disorientation and its unexpected contours of pain linked directly to the act of scholarly labor itself. Disability’s (ar)rhythms often clash with the academy’s relentless temporality that frequently makes costly demands upon my physical and affective resources." I definitely relate.
18 Awesome Higher Ed Social Media You Should be Following (Workzone): I can't help but notice that none of my schools are listed, but it's great that these institutions have figured out social media!
Simplicity and Minimalism:
Casita Vibes (Very That): The artist behind one of my favorite etsy shops reflects here on paring down to the basics and cleaning 40 years of belongings out her family home. Simple reflection, but beautiful.
Environmentalism, Farming, Food, Health, and Nutrition:
The FDA Has a Rule Against Defining “The Food Commonly Known As Eggs” (Modern Farmer): Ummmmm.... ?
Are Dogs Self-Aware? (Daily Treat): Okay, so I don't care what science says--Gary is self-aware and super smart and amazing. Disagree and I will fight you.