Okay, despite my last post, are you all ready for some cheesiness? I only know of Chris Lane’s name because of Lauren Bushnell. Lauren Bushnell is only famous for being the winner on a season of The Bachelor. Spoiler alert: Chris Lane was never The Bachelor. In fact, he was her second serious relationship after splitting with The Bachelor Ben Higgins who has since moved on as well so we don’t have to feel all that bad.
However Lauren is engaged once again to country singer Chris Lane and he proposed to her at her parents house by singing to her this song that he wrote accompanied by this music video. If this were anyone else, I’d be over it. I know that’s unfair, but their celebrity status makes me love it.
I can’t even begin to tell you how relaxing this 4-day weekend has been for me. On top of that, I still have one more day! At the start of this week, I felt a bit of FOMO knowing that most of my friends would be out of town and that I would spend a pretty quiet long weekend at home. What it reminded me of was how a year ago, I kind of already did this. The only difference was that I had a month off. I committed this weekend to catching up on shows, running adult errands, and non-stop writing and content building. It turned out to be exactly what I needed.
Ramy (Hulu) was a show that had been on my list since April. I kept hearing about it sporadically and then decided to go for it on the 4th. The show follows Ramy – a 20-something Muslim man who is trying to figure out his life and identify. His life is a series of things he can’t get right: losing his job, dating, Ramadan, etc. The show also centers around those in his life as well, his sister who is a good daughter and listens to everything her parents say and his mother who out of loneliness becomes a Lyft driver.
Each episode is 30 minutes long and flies by. I couldn’t get enough, but didn’t want to binge the show in one sitting so I tossed in his HBO comedy special while I was at it. Ramy has already been picked up for a second season and I’m looking forward to it!
I’ve been using VSCO since I first downloaded the Instagram app back in what I think was 2012. Almost immediately, I knew that Instagram’s filters were going to be too harsh for me. They consistently leaned to the extreme and spoiler alert: they still do today. VSCO felt cleaner in my eyes. I wanted my feed to feel like it was lightly edited and minimal. For that reason, it’s still what I have remained loyal to seven years later.
In their new campaign with AKQA, VSCO is highlighting three Gen Z creators on how they make their work. In short, the message is simple. Don’t stress over making the perfect piece; just make it anyways.
For me, birthdays can act as complete shifts in your life. It was decided that this year, I wouldn’t celebrate the way I normally would and opt for smaller gatherings. The morning after last weekend’s wedding, my friends and I seemed to all decide that we were going to change our perspectives on how we had been “doing life.” In my day-to-day, my weekdays are now packed with activities every night while my weekends are seemingly quite open.
I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it worse to go out and have a night of drinking during the work week? Yes, it’s completely irresponsible, but I don’t make the rules here! I will say, that it does feel great to wake up in the morning on the weekends without a hangover and with a complete and clear mind to tackle the day. It also means I can make it to my 11AM workout class without any regrets.
This moment right now is not in balance, but I have some high hopes that we’ll be able to get there. Eventually.
Think we can keep Wedding Mondays going regularly again? I’m headed to my first one of the year at the end of the month and I’ve got weddings on the brain. It looks like it might be a light year for me, which just means that I’ve got more love to share at the two that I’m attending. Jen and Jeremy’s wedding video is a breath of fresh air. I queued up more than a handful yesterday and this was the first one right out of the gate. It’s certainly not like any other wedding video we’ve seen and it was elegant and simple in its own way.