Sunday Night Thoughts

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Oh hi, welcome to mid-August. Excuse me, when did that happen? It doesn’t help that Timehop keeps reminding me that exactly a year ago I was moving into my new apartment in the city of my dreams. Are you guys sick of me talking about SF yet? Sorry I’m not sorry.

So here’s the deal. I’m boycotting. AGAIN. (Dating gods, if you’re listening, please don’t send any charming, mysterious men into my life right now. I’M SERIOUS. <punch emoji>) We’re not going to go into it this time, but let’s just say I’m pretty much over the male species at the moment. I was feeling a little sad on Friday until Kayla gave me a stern but loving (and much needed) pep talk. She is one of the strongest, most inspiring women I know. 

I wanted to share a few things that made me feel happy and more like myself, in case any of you need a similar pick-me-up. : )

1. I DID IT. I signed up for the gym. I have been talking about this for months, usually while eating. I went to two Zumba classes, which I lovelovelove and highly recommend, as well as a full-body weights and cardio class, which promptly kicked my ass and made me unable to move, so.

2. Kayla also introduced me to the Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience: Expanding Your Happiness. It’s been incredibly interesting and challenging so far. Even though it already started, you can still sign up now and follow along. All about the self love.

3. Lotsa good tunes this month. My playlist’s a little angsty and heartbreaky this time around, but hopefully you’ll understand and even LIKE some of them? Listen to OctaHate by Ryn Weaver first. Am I the last one to hear this song or what?!?

4. Sneaking a little book review in here at the end because I know you crazies don’t usually read my review posts. Yes, I figured that out. Yes, I will keep posting them. For like, the one person who reads them. Ugh, I’m like a broken record but honestly, Rainbow Rowell is queen. I read Eleanor & Park first, then Landline, then Attachments, and just started Fangirl. Two are young adult and two are adult fiction, which I think is one the things that makes her such a unique writer–that she can create equally strong characters from both points of view. All of her stories are so different from each other, but her lovely writing style connects them all and makes you want to keep reading everything she writes. They make me laugh, cry, and smile, all in a span of five minutes. Can someone PLEASE read them so we can have a heart to heart? I also picked up Bad Feminist because of this blog post, so that’s next on my list.

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Have an absolutely fabulous week!

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Author: Rachael

Book lover + editor, feminist, California soul + New York state of mind.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Night Thoughts

  1. Hi Rachael! Love this post! Like you, I’ve been all about the self love over the past few months. Taking time and space to myself is the best move I could have ever made. I am loving the new and improved me:) You’re such an inspiring woman. Just keep doing what you’re doing and everything will fall into place just as it should when the time is right.
    I’ve been looking for books to add to my fall reading list. Thanks for the recommendations! I read your review of Eleanor & Park and loved it, so I’ll be adding it to my list.

    xo

    Donna

    • So good to hear from you, Donna! Thank you for your kind words and I’m so glad you’re doing well. Let me know what you think of E&P! I love reading your link roundup every weekend. :)

      • Hi Rachael! Nice to hear from you as well.:) I’ll definitely let you know what I think about E&P. I’m currently making my way through The Fault in Our Stars and just started The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry. I am sooo happy you enjoy the weekly link roundups as I looove putting them together.

  2. I picked up The Attachments today. I figured ‘why wait?’ I can’t wait to dive in!

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