Finding things on the internet that are positive isn’t as hard as I imagined it was going to be when I started writing this series. Either I just love a ton of random things or there really are an abundance of really talented, incredibly smart, funny, insightful people (and animals) runnin thangs around the web. I’d like to think it’s the latter 😉
From writers who beautifully articulate the thoughts in my own head and the feelings in my own heart, to some really incredible new music,I’ve been noticing how talented folks are more than ever this week. Here are my picks…
I follow author Elizabeth Gilbert on Facebook and each and every time she writes a post I’m amazed that she doesn’t save these little gems for her next book. Or maybe it’s just that she overflows with insight so there’s an abundance of it to go around? Whatever it is, file this post under one of her gems. The tenderness with which she talks about loving yourself is so insightful it makes you want to give YOU a great big hug. I’m here for you Elizabeth Gilbert and after reading this, I’m here for myself too.
So it’s weird how Adele has the ability to break my heart and make me love her at the same damn time! After taking some time off she’s back with her new single “Hello”. There’s no denying that she has a very specific sound, (this song is giving me major “Someone Like You” vibes.) but it’s a sound that I just don’t tire from listening to. The soul in her voice is palpable, there’s just no listening without feeling…something.
This isn’t your typical “top ten” list of morning routines you should get in the habit of following. These are the actual routines of proven successful women, women like Anna Wintour and Arianna Huffington. Read it for some morning inspiration or just read it to look into what rich and successful women eat for breakfast. Whatever reason, it’s a good read.
Ok so this post makes up for the top ten list the other one wasn’t. However where a lot of bloggers who regurgitate “no duh” information those lists, this one is pretty astute.
Instagram is still a bear for me. I feel like my pictures are all over the place and they just don’t convey the ascetic I’m going for when I look at my page as a whole. I’m not attempting to create perfectly styled photos however I do want them to look pretty, and I want to capture real moments however I want my pictures to be cohesive. This post has been the only one I’ve found that gives me some clear insight and actionable tasks I can put to use to create the Instagram feed I want.
I love when bloggers are transparent about their lives. There are times when I feel like we get so caught up in making everything look perfect we forget that we also inspire people in our imperfection. This post isn’t so much creative in its approach, but it made me feel happy to know that the 2 major bloggers behind A Beautiful Mess experience the same bouts of clutter and procrastination as the rest of us.
I love artwork that captures the spirit of a woman. Whether it be portrait, painting or sculpture. Maybe that’s why this Etsy shop speaks to me. Nikis Groove creates beautiful water-color paintings that feature women of color in their day-to-day lives. I see myself and the woman I know and love in these paintings and I can’t wait to order a gallery wall full of them.
Whether you’re a writer trying to expand your skills or a student still writing papers in school, this list of words to cut from your vocabulary will be very helpful to you.
What things are currently bringing joy to your life? I’d love to know in the comments section below.