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October 30, 2017

easy like (halloweekend)

Good evening! Today was lazy and rainy and wonderful, so I left this post until later, when I was catching up on my work emails and figuring out if I could afford to procrastinate a little bit longer.

This weekend began with a spooky shabbat hosted by my boyfriend and his friend – vegan (except for the candy corn I brought – oops!), fall-oriented, and really, really fun. Last night we headed to a Halloween/birthday party combo for a friend who I’m praying will stay in D.C. longer than December. I woke up this morning and was desperate for the weekend not to end – but there will be more great, cozy weekends in the future.

For now, I’m preparing to get up at 5AM for a conference, laying out all of my boring work clothes, and trying not to eat too much of the Halloween candy I brought. I will finally allow myself to watch Stranger Things on Tuesday night (no spoilers!) and might bake some bread, too.

Here’s what I’m reading:

The New York Times Magazine did a phenomenal piece (or series of pieces, really) on dinner parties. I’m enjoying going through all of them as I plan toward hosting my own eventually (I need significantly more kitchen chairs, but I digress).

Honestly? If I’m exhausted, I’m not headed to the gym in the morning – this began long ago, when I was in therapy and my therapist told me that sleeping is a kind of self-care too. She’s right.

I’m sure you’ve seen this but: Dream Job Alert – travel all over with the New York Times. Deadline is Tuesday folks, get applyin’!

I kind of love that the terrazzo trend is coming back.

Excited to dig into this from the Atlantic about divisions in the Christian faith. 

I’ve been doing a lot of heavy thinking lately about my 5-year plan, and what I want to prioritize in my life. I recently realized that I had allowed school to dictate what was important to me (grades, tests, classes, degrees) instead of myself. I’m refocusing on what I want and how I value it, and I’m enjoying where it’s going. All this to say, this piece from Toni Morrison really hits home.

Okay, good luck with this week. I believe in you!

 

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