Each week I read a ton of great articles and blog posts. I compile the best of them here for you on the weekends to browse at your leisure.
These are this week’s gems:
- 30 Ways to Be a More Compassionate Spouse – Huffington Post. I’ve made a commitment to working on being a better partner to Sweet Husband, and this article gives me a ton of great things to remember to do for him to let him know how much he means to me.
- 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How to Do in Photoshop CC – Peta Pixel. Yes, please. I’ve had photoshop for several months now but I’m afraid to open the program and get started because I don’t even know what I don’t know. I need to suck it up, watch a ton of tutorials and get myself to work.
- Warning: Do Not Read This if You Enjoy Clinging to Excuses That Prevent You From Making Art, Moving Forward + Doing Wonderful Things – Alexandra Franzen. This was the kick in the ass that I needed, and why I think that I got up and wrote every morning last week.
- This is Not Your Practice Life – Tenaciously Yours. This is so true. I think that Sweet Husband and I are creating quite the place of ease and comfort; now we just need friends and family to come enjoy it with us. (I draw the line at the house being clean, though. If you’re coming to chill with us, then I’ve got to get the house clean. Period. End of Sentence.)
- Twenty Ways to Do for Others – Finding Serendipity. These are some wonderful reminders of what we can do to help create ease for others.
- How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – Treasure Tromp. This is a guest post for Treasure Tromp by Kari from This, Too. I love these suggestions. I’m not sure that I’ll use these suggestions at home on the Gulf Coast, but I sure think we could make good use of them in New Orleans (somewhere we’ve been more times than I can count) or Mobile (somewhere that I’d like to explore more thoroughly).
- This is the Year to be Braver Than Ever – Do What You Love. I occasionally need to be reminded that it’s time to step outside the comfort zone and in order to live the life I want.
- Love Them Enough to Leave Them Alone – Yes and Yes! It’s been awhile since I had to deal with a break up, but this is exactly how I feel about it. When you break up with someone – professionally, personally, romantically – let it go. That line about “let’s be friends” doesn’t work. There’s a lot of pain that hangs around a break up, and the only way to get over it is through distance and time. Give the other person the gift of both of those things.
- The All or Nothing Marriage – The New York Times. I originally stumbled across this through A Practical Wedding’s facebook page. I, of course, shared it with all of my friends and made the comment that for me, because Sweet Husband and I spend so much time apart during the week, my main goal is to spend time with him on the weekend. It doesn’t matter what we do – watching television, playing pool or darts in the mancave, wandering around shops. Whatever it is that we are doing together is what is important. Friends and other relationships have fallen by the wayside. I hope that eventually those relationships will pick back up, but right now, he is what matters because as I’ve told him, I didn’t wait all this time to get married to have it not be successful. My marriage is important, and I want my actions to reinforce the importance of my relationship.
- 10 Self-Limiting Habits Successful Writers Don’t Have – The Web Writer Spotlight. Some great things in here, particularly #5, the Habit of Negative Self-Talk. Gotta work on that one.
What have you read this week that you found interesting?