When I quit social media a few weeks ago I didn’t intend to quit the blog too. I promise! But three weeks later and I am only now sidling back on here…oops! I must have needed a longer break than I first thought.
In the few weeks I’ve been MIA I’ve come across so many things that I love – they are inspiring me or convicting me or just making me happy. Here are a few of my favorites:
An Insightful Documentary.
On Saturday I was going to re-watch episodes of Rehab Addict on Netflix (because seriously, she has my dream job) but ended up watching this documentary instead. Four college guys spend the summer in Central America living on one dollar a day. They did a really great job of authentically living below the poverty line. It was eye opening and challenging….if you have Netflix, you need to watch this.
A Really Good Book.
Last fall I started listening to the audio version of the book More or Less while I trained for my half marathons (side note: our team raised over $160,000 for the orphanages in India! Happy dance!). I never quite finished the book so I decided to start listening again. So glad I did. It’s a book about excess and giving and understanding that we have something to offer others. Like the documentary, it’s reminding me that I am rich, I have so much, and what am I going to do with the influence and excess that I possess?
An Eye-Opening Mini-Series.
I just started watching this mini online series that follows a group of Scandiavian fashion bloggers as they meet the people who make their fast fashion clothes. It’s interesting to see real life women from real sweatshops. It puts a face to the problem. It humanizes the issue and honestly, just like the other things I’ve been digesting, has been reminding me how incredibly privileged I am and if I have the power to help these people half way around the world, what am I going to do? This seems to be a recurring theme from the last week or two!
A New Project.
And last, but not least, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Etsy because I have a shop now! I started a little vintage shop a few months ago because I really, truly love old stuff. I have been kinda blown away with how successful it has been and how much I love tinkering around and searching for stuff to add to to the shop.
Have you read or discovered anything inspiring or interesting lately?