// My girl crush on Grace Helbig is getting a bit out of control. This video is adorable.
// I am kind of madly in love with Ashley’s writing style. She is just so articulate and self-aware and amazing at vocalizing the feelings I didn’t even know I was feeling. This post is a perfect example of all of the above.
“I keep the contrast high. I spend a lot of time writing by myself and a lot of time in loud theaters with a bunch of strangers while we watch someone with a microphone. I spend as little time as possible in the great in between where there is noise but it’s never very satisfying. I am only learning now that you can pursue minimalism to the point of boredom and then that becomes your starting point. Just when you think you have arrived, you realize you’re only at the beginning of creation.”
From Staring boredom in the face. by Ashley Riordan
// I want to paste this everywhere so that I can refer to it whenever I start beating myself up about my writing.
“Don’t worry–at least not yet, and maybe not even then–about what it adds up to, or what it will become, or even why you’re doing it.”
From Keep Writing. by Sarah K. Peck
// Every year on her birthday Drea writes a letter to herself. They are always insightful and full of lots of real talk. This one might be my favorite of hers yet.
“So when the path turns too rocky, you’re going to have a hard time letting go, because you really believe this is it. But you have to let go. Be open to the change, as it will only bring good things. Quit your job. Let him go. Get on out there. The water’s fine.”
From The Annual Letter by Andrea Isasi
// To continue yesterday’s health kick, here is another perfect post by my favorite no-bullshit guru. Here she is talking about how hard it can be to make permanent changes to your life and gives some advice on how to do it anyway. As if the amazing content isn’t enough, there is also a special treat at the end in the form of a drool-worthy picture. No seriously.
But here’s the thing: You’re going to eat every day anyway, and eventually you realize that it is possible to make more good choices than not. But until then? The best way to hack a big, overwhelming, ongoing goal is to start with a “project-based” goal and focus on that until the underlying habit you’re trying to develop takes hold.
From What Spinach Taught Me About Sex by Nicole Antoinette
// I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before but the Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia podcast makes me endlessly happy. I have been going back through their archives this week and these girls are effing hilarious. I can’t wait to move to Los Angeles and become their bffs for life.