Link Round Up #40

January always feels like the longest month ever. But we made it. Hello February!

Favorites from the week:

Anyone else super proud when they finish a candle?

Living slowly in 2019.

AM or PM showers? (I alternate depending on the time of the year!)

Motherhood.
“I’ve come to love my life without children and I wonder how it will be possible to take care of a child when sometimes, I find it quite difficult to take care of myself. I understand this is something maternal magic eventually grinds into selflessness but in the interim, I’m reveling in selfishness. I have plans. I have things I want to do. Sometimes, they don’t involve children. “

Why we’ll look back on our smartphones like cigarettes.
“Like 99% of the value that people actually get out of Facebook, if you put distraction aside, probably requires 20 minutes on Sunday.”

Decluttering vs. buying too much in the first place.

Loved this Q&A with the Crazy Rich Asians costume designer.

And most importantly: Richard Madden or Idris Elba for the next Bond? I DON’T KNOW.

Link Round Up #39

Favorites from the week:

Bring back the milk man. (I am super excited to see how Loop works out!)

The worst plastic polluters worldwide.

30 things I’ve learned in my 30th year. (Appropriate since I turn 30 next week!)

Tidying up with kids.

Stop planning your life.

How do you think about death?
“The fear of flying often kicks in around age 27, studies reveal, when people start to grapple with their own mortality. They don’t feel invincible, like they did as rowdy kids and hormonal teenagers.” YEP. ME.

Lush has new naked skincare!

Why I’m going back to an old Blackberry. (I miss my Blackberry so much.)

Link Round Up #38

Favorites from the week:

On tidying up with a partner.

A response to that viral article on millennial burnout.
“Often, we move too fast, on autopilot, and as Petersen describes, life is a constant struggle to keep up. Becoming a parent can be an emotional reset. Am I prescribing parenthood as an antidote for burnout? Of course not. And it doesn’t have to be a child that shakes your worldview and resets your priorities. There are myriad other ways people achieve this kind of reset: a dog, a serious illness, a religious epiphany, ayahuasca.”

The heaviness of clutter.

Decluttering your digital space.

The thing about introverts.

Tips for working from home in the winter.

Things to do beyond refusing a straw.

Composting in an apartment.

A guide to creating a daily uniform.

The freedom of good enough.

And to file for next year: Christmas decorations from the grocery store.