Friday linky 11/11

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I’m ashamed to admit this out loud, but when I first heard Leonard Cohen’s voice in the late 90s, I was trying to impress a guy I had a massive crush on who also happened to be a fan. In an attempt to woo this boy, I fully immersed myself in Leonard’s music and lyrics—I remember thinking that I’d never write anything so beautiful in all my life but those words and the way they were woven together made a lasting impression on me. The world lost a wonderful soul last night, and in tribute, this:

“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”

It’s been a difficult week and I’ve had to unplug, unwind, and decompress with meditation and some deep breathing. Staying off of social media has helped and I think I’ll need some time before I’m back for good.

Please join Krysten and Lindsay and link up your grateful list below. Stay kind, stay human, friends <3 XOXO

  • Lining up dates to see my girlfriends
  • Soup season has returned
  • Macarons and caramel decaf coffee
  • Falling into a workout routine I can stick with
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Digital detox
  • Practicing my German more frequently and discovering that some things you just never forget

Most importantly for me this week was this:

I locked eyes with a girl at the gym and knew instantly we needed to talk about the election results the night before. She opened up first. We shared our feelings, our fears, our hopes, and our outlook for a sunnier future and we vowed that we would continue to treat the world with kindness and never lose hope or faith in humanity.

9 Comments… add one
Mattie November 11, 2016, 10:58 AM

Macarons….so good. What an amazing moment at the gym. On Tuesday, I learned the new sales assistant felt the same as I did, and on Wednesday, I learned that one of the new reps did too. So the three of us had a little powwow while those on the other side watched HRC’s concession speech on the big screen in the conference room. It was nice to know I’m not so alone in this office where I often do feel very much the outcast.

Kim November 11, 2016, 2:00 PM

Girl, I feel you. Sometimes we just need to step back or step away. I have been struggling with social media for a few weeks. Yay for girl time. Its so needed! Happy Friday! XOXO

ShootingStarsMag November 11, 2016, 5:40 PM

Lovely post! That’s great you got away from the internet for a bit and just relaxed. It’s important to do that sometimes!


Shybiker November 11, 2016, 7:33 PM

I’m glad you found someone to commiserate with about the election. Many of us are deeply disturbed by its result. It’s sad Leonard died. I’m reeling today from news my childhood idol died (Robert Vaughn). He played a character on a TV show during my youth and I based my construct of masculinity on him. (Napolean Solo; “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)

Akaleistar November 11, 2016, 8:45 PM

I’m very happy that soup season has returned! Macarons sound yummy, too 🙂

Kim November 11, 2016, 11:35 PM

I am soooo happy that soup season has returned. I love all kinds of soups, chili, pastas spaghetti on chili – real slimming comfort food – ha ha. I never totally unplugged but I didn’t do as much as usual and on Facebook I was seeing hate and vile comments from friends I never expected to see so I just kinda ignored those posts. By the way, thank you for stopping by our blog – beautiful comment you (Buster) left about my Angel Shiloh.
Mom Kim

Emily November 13, 2016, 1:13 PM

I have been drinking lots of caramel macchiatos and eating lots of sweets. I have never tried a macaron. It looks like you had a great week.

Lindsay November 13, 2016, 7:48 PM

Hey mama, I hope you were able to have a relaxing weekend despite the crazy week it was last week.
I have had so many moments of gratitude and seeing kindness this weekend that I am just so so grateful and I feel blessed.

Tamara November 15, 2016, 10:37 AM

I didn’t think I knew anything about Leonard Cohen – but all these quotes and songs are too familiar. So I do!
Also, soup, macarons, and decaf caramel coffee are my jams.

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