Hey y'all heyyyyyy.
If you're new here, welcome! If you've been here for awhile, nice to be in your inbox again. I appreciate y'all rocking with me as I explore different ways of communication. It's funny, because I sorta always give myself more work, but I really enjoy producing this newsletter. It helps me keep track of what I'm consuming over the course of a month and is nice to be able to not only pinpoint how I felt during a given week or month, but to also connect with others who may be feeling the same way or just have some encouragement to share. Either way, y'all are the real MVP so thank you! You already know what it is because I told y'all what you were getting this week in the last email, let's get into it.
January 2019 in review
My moods. I'm getting a lot better at noticing my feelings and feeling them without judging myself for it. My therapist and I would both call that growth. I'm also becoming increasingly aware of points where I operate from a place of insecurity and what those insecurities are rooted in (well, I'm starting to come into that understanding). I feel like ALLLLLLLLL I do these days is work on myself. But honestly? Even though it's hard, I'm healthier and happier than I've ever been so, I'll take it. I'm working on accepting that it will never end.
Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream on top
That we're finally getting some sunny days here in Galicia. Rain, rain, go away!
The surge of creative ideas I'm having lately. Just need to figure out what, if anything to do with them.
The Gift by Lewis Hyde (still working on this one lol)
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins SN: This book hit me in a really weird place, did anyone else have that experience? If so, please email me back so we can discuss!
How Do I Decide What to Do With My Life? (A little too relevant).
How it Feels to be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston
7 Black Female Entrepreneurs on Beating Digital Distraction in 2019 (You just might see a familiar face in there!)
Love Train 2 by Asiahn Laid Up and Curiosity are standouts!
The Pains of Growing by Alessia Cara Comfortable is a standout!
Dynasty on Netflix
The Great Interior Design Challenge on Netflix
YOU on Netflix
Everything Must Go x Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts
Marked x Pastor Mike Todd
Frozen Oil and Chosen Vessels x Pastor Steven Furtick
Like I'm growing. And I'm not even completely sure into what.
Greasy Chinese food
a mixed media project
getting my website back online
drinking my water
eating fruits and veggies (they don’t typically serve them with meals here so I’ve got be extra conscious to buy them to have at home)
guarding my circadian rhythm
Same as last month, I know y'all. Being healthy is a work in progress.
EightyTwo NinetySix, a podcast on growing up in life, love, and creativity with Ashley Coleman of WriteLaughDream. Ashley is someone I've looked up to and respected for years, so to be working with her on a project is awesome. Funny enough, this is the podcast I needed as a creative and even though I'm literally half of it, I still learn something when I listen back to episodes and hear conversations I've already had again.
Going to next:
That one is a secret. ;) But, it's somewhere warm which is very, very exciting. Not that it's been like THAT cold here in Spain. LOL.
The Topshop Satin Mini Bias skirt in white. I just know it will hit for this look I have in mind for my birthday.
Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers. A book about a photographer who prominently photographed the Civil Rights Movement and was also an informant to the FBI? Looks like a must read.
If January was weird for you like it was for me, our New Year started February 1. Hell, our New Year can start whenever we want it to. Believe that. Below, you'll find links to my latest audio reflection on Soundcloud, sunny. merch to cop, and February's affirmation.
And if you found something in this email enjoyable or got put on to something interesting, make sure to forward it to a friend! Tryna grow outchea and there's no way I can do it without you all.
Sending so much love.