I have left Oakland, people. Can you believe it? I hardly can.
I don’t really like to leave my comfort zone. (my town, my shack, my sleep routine, my partner, my friends, my gym, my ability to cook.) It takes a fucking lot to make any trip feel worth my while, and with this trip, I tried to back out of it multiple times. I was nervous about spending money, I hate to drive, I didn’t want to make the trek alone. But you know what?
I am seeing Beyonce tonight.
And no matter how you slice it, that completely rules.
So. Here I am. And because I love you, here is your Sunday Reading.
This podcast came to me at an absolutely perfect time. It discusses self-care, concrete and physical actions you can take to value yourself, and transforming your relationship with work, finances, and money. These are all things I am actively and acutely interested in, things that have been on my mind more often than not. Check it!
In honor of my date with Queen Bey tonight, I would like to highlight this speech by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the incredible and beautiful importance of feminism for EVERYONE. I love that Beyonce introduced me to this genius, even though I continue to be a bit confused by her portrayal of punk rock (is that supposed to be punk rock? It’s not really the punk I know) in the accompanying video.
(REGARDLESS, tween girls have the word FEMINIST floating around in their heads. WORTH IT)
Thinking of fitness as a practice (like a yoga “practice”) has changed the way I experience exercise. I use my physical fitness routine as a way to keep myself attuned and aware of my body. I don’t use fitness to fight myself. This is, I imagine, why I will exercise as long as I possibly can.
Any art that features fabric is my JAM. I love the idea of repurposing an abandoned space and making a representation of what the space once was.
See you Monday!