I'm Feeling This: 10 Things I Loved This Week
Every day we are inundated with information on the internet. We probably don’t even want or care to see about 70 perfect of it. For the sake of my mental health, I’ve been trying to be more selective and mindful about the content I’m consuming. From unfollowing or muting accounts on Instagram to changing my Twitter settings to see less of the “so and so liked this tweet” kind of content, I’m feeling a little lighter. Social media has a growing reputation for being toxic and all-consuming, but it should be the opposite of that. Ultimately, we are in control of the type of content we swipe through and how much time we spend swiping. It just comes down to the amount of control we have over our impulses to tune in. Or you can always try setting up screen time limitations.
Either way, I love the positive aspects of social platforms and look forward to sharing what I’m currently loving within all that noise online and IRL. See below for the 10 things I’m feeling this week.
Blake’s Instagram story, on any given day, is by far one of my favorites to watch. With her #NeatFreaky home tips, gym workouts, and general hilarious and honest personality, she is equal parts informative and entertaining. When I watch her stories, I feel like I’m getting advice from a girlfriend. Plus she’s an attorney, so she’s ultimately an all-around badass.
Love Beauty And Planet
The murumuru butter & rose hand cream by Love Beauty and Planet is heavenly and the perfect size to keep in a purse or backpack. All of their products are available at Target which is super convenient.
I’ve partnered with Mejuri a couple of times for Instagram content and genuinely loooove this fine jewelry brand. Thanks to them I can wear earrings again because the high quality of their products don’t irritate my sensitive ears. They’re not lying when they say it’s luxury for your everyday look.
Last month I signed up and paid to be a Kaur Space member, which has granted me access to an awesome platform that aims to tell stories and build a community focused on work, wellness, and impact. They understand the importance of the hustle, but also bring to light the ways it can be harmful and toxic. I highly recommend this essay written by Kaur’s founder, Komal Minhas, who shares how she creates boundaries with work, is more critical of “marathon” work sessions, and engages with her team with an “empathy-first” framework.
I recently had coffee with Cassandra Lam, the CEO and co-founder of The Cosmos, which is a community of asian women creators. I’m inspired by her story and a believer in her mission. Coincidentally, Cass and her co-founder Karen were featured on Kaur Space this week. Check out their interview here.
bestdressed aka Ashley
I’m generally very selective about the YouTube channels I decide to watch and subscribe to. I think I subscribe to a total of 5, which is a TINY amount compared to how many there are. After reading bestdressed’s feature interview in the latest issue of Local Wolves, I was curious about this fashion influencer and film student. Besides her fun, quirky, and well-edited videos focused on style and thrifting, her candid video about sex & masturbation caught my eye. I watched the entire thing wishing I had something similar to watch when I was a teenager, or honestly in my early twenties. She doesn’t hold back, and that is what sets her apart from the rest of the YouTube noise.
“Becoming” by Michelle Obama
I’m sure everyone has heard what a fantastic book Becoming is, so I won’t say much. I’m about 250 pages in and still loving every page. I especially have enjoyed learning about Michelle’s upbringing, hustle in school, and early career motives. And I love the Obama love story, although it obviously was a rollercoaster.
With my new AMC A-List membership (I highly recommend it), I get to see up to three movies a week for just $24/month. I love Marvel. And I usually like DC movies too. So this week my fiancé and I saw Shazam (DC) and Avengers: Endgame (Marvel). Endgame was as great as I expected it to be and I sobbed in the theater about three times. Shazam was surprisingly good too with some awesome guest appearances. I won’t spoil anything. Go see both if you haven’t already
Game of Thrones
If you know, you know. If you don’t, it’s your loss to be honest.