♥ Getting out of Mercury Retrograde! My goodness. That last one was a doozy. ♥ Minimalism. Getting rid of what I don't need. I think a misconception about minimalism is that it's having less stuff, which it's not. It's about having only the important stuff. My friend Lauren the organizer came over yesterday and helped me go through my closets and get rid of things I don't need. Apparently I have a thing for pajamas. It's hard for me to get rid of t-shirts. This time I threw away some of my favorite and most memorable shirts. Why? Because they were memorable. I'm not going to forget them so why do I need to hold on to them? Ok, I'm going on a tangent here... ♥ Knocking out my to do list. Always a good thing. ♥ Waking up earlier and in turn, going to sleep earlier. ♥ My crystals. You can say I'm obsessed (see above photo). ♥ I'm seeing Louis CK tonight! I can't wait! ♥
It's been awhile since I've done one of these! Here are some links that I've found interesting lately.
// I've been following Mattieologie on Twitter but never checked out her blog until now. I like that she writes about the business side of blogging as well as the fashion and lifestyle. Check out What You Must Know To Become A Six-Figure Blogger, The Blogger It Factor Brands Pay For, and The Number One Reason Why Your Blog Isn't Growing. All good information here.
// I always felt we weird about this and it was good to see it in an article form. It's Not 'Cute' When Dads Threaten My Son For Dating Their Daughter
// I can't believe it's been 20 years since The Craft has come out. It's still one of my favorite movies. "We are the weirdos, mister."
// Excuses. We all have them. Michael from The Skinny Confidential has a point. The longer we give out excuses, the less we are actually working, and making room for people who really want to do the work.
// Is Staying In the New Going Out? Yeah, probably.
Just like everyone else, I love listening to podcasts. Here are a few of my favorites that I've been listening to lately.
The Lively Show - The Lively show is a weekly podcast designed to uplift, inspire, and add a little extra intention to your everyday. Episodes touch on various aspects of our lives including possessions, personal habits, relationships, and career. Entrepreneurship and online business also appear from time to time.
I've been following Jess Lively for years now. She's taught me how to go through life with more intention. Check out her interview with Gary Vaynerchuk. It was so cool to hear these two people with seemingly different perspectives on life and business have a conversation.
Cloverfeels - Mike Falzone and Steve Zaragoza love many things together and separately. One of those things happens to be the mystery that surrounds the 'Cloverfield' movie franchise. Whether they're figuring out what really happened with Tagruato Oil Rig in 2008 or debating about why John Goodman looks like he's been 57 since for thirty years, one thing is for sure - we're all about to catch some Cloverfeels.
Dynamic Banter With Mike & Steve - Mike and Steve aren't just comedians from Los Angeles who think they need to be on another podcast together - they're FRIENDS. What started on the 'Cloverfeels' podcast will continue here on Dynamic Banter.
Mike and Steve are two of my favorite YouTube comedians. Listening to them go back and forth on some of the most ridiculous bits crack me up every time. They've recently have come up with a new podcast called Dynamic Banter.
The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast - Welcome to The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast featuring Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick where we answer your questions about branding, blogging, entrepreneurship, relationships, travel, marketing and social media!
I'm new to The Skinny Confidential blog. I learned about Lauryn and Michael through an #AskGaryVee episode on Snapchat influencers. I really like Lauryn's way of writing. She's keeps it very real and that comes across through the podcasts as well.
Ladies Who Lunch - Ladies Who Lunch lets you sit at the table and explore topics often left out of polite conversation with YouTubers Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes. Write in to join their dialogue about sex, relationships, social phobias and more as they approach life's dilemmas with compassion and a sense of humor.
I love hearing Ingrid and Cat's views on sexuality, online dating, feminism, and friendships. I like that more and more YouTubers are making podcasts. It's a chance to really hear their voice, which can get lost in editing.
What's New On My Listening Queue
Last Sunday I took a day trip to New York to catch up with friends and see the new Costume Institute's exhibit Manus x Machina (technology in fashion) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last year's exhibit, China Through The Looking Glass, was the first Costume Institute's exhibition I've ever seen which was probably a bad thing. It was fantastic and seemingly never ending. Every time my friend and I thought it was done we walked into another room and there was more and even better than the last room. My friend did say that the China exhibit was way better than the previous ones he's been too and I noticed that with Manus x Machina. It wasn't bad by any means but it was definitely underwhelming. I kept hoping to find another room with more clothing but that did not happen. All in all it was great to walk around The Met all day. I got my 10,000 steps on my Fitbit before noon.