I was luxuriating in New York’s spring season – retiring my winter coat, digging out my flip flops and lathering on the sunscreen – only to step out to snow on Tuesday morning. Sometimes you just have to laugh; I moved to NY in the middle of the longest, darkest, coldest, most Polar Vortex-y of winters. I think we’re almost at the end… #famouslastwords
- Maeve Higgins on gardening in London is a beautiful essay on loneliness and relocation. I related to it a lot.
- The death of vogue.
- Advice to young freelancers – I took notes.
- I have to agree with Rebecca on the efficiency of having limited time, though I’m a fan of 100% do nothing time too.
- I’m adding these books to me reading list.
- This piece on The Good Wife’s latest twist made me think: “viewers don’t expect male protagonists like Don Draper or Walter White’s story arcs to be solely propelled by their love lives. Why should it be different for Alicia Florrick?”
- This is very cool: made in the future. (via Jenny)
- A documentary about Cam Girlz. And on the other side of the spectrum, The Illusionists: A film about body image and globalization.
- The workforce is stressed out, overwhelmed and totally exhausted.
- The top ten Aaron Sorkin rants has been the soundtrack to my lunchtimes this week.
- Many of these lessons mirror my own experience: what I learned about creating meaningful work.
- I loved Dani Shapiro’s interview on mastering the craft of writing. I like to think of my writing as a craft, and loved hearing her perspective on doing good work, building a platform and what it takes to succeed.
- The smart & thoughtful Ann & Gracy are hosting a yoga & writing retreat in Guatemala later this year. I wish I could be there.
- On selfies and female identity. I gotta say, I find the selfie to be a scary prospect. I’ve shared a handful on instagram, but never feel quite comfortable enough to make it a habit.
- Rachel shares six things she learned about life from living in London. My favourite: Create, don’t consume: “Being a creator rather than just a consumer helps you to feel a part of something greater than yourself. It also taps you into a community far more than simply showing up at stuff might.”
Have a great weekend! I’m spending it with Alexandra Franzen and a gaggle of soon-to-be-friends at her Write Yourself Into Motion Workshop. You might find me on twitter/ instagram, or I might be, ya know, living in the moment.