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many recommendations this week.
It’s been a while since I sent a newsletter, and a few things have happened:
I started a new job.
I had a baby bug which started as allergies and took a turn - but I’m thriving and cute again.
I wrote a newsletter about Jay Shetty’s book “8 Rules of Love” and his tour stop. It was drafted and ready to go, but I read it and was bored and deleted it.
After all my years of talking about how I needed to be sponsored by Pocket - the app played me. I can only view it on my phone and no longer on the web, which is partly how I pull together this newsletter. I wrote their Tech Support, and they said I caught some bug, but they didn’t know when it would be fixed.
You tell me one time you can’t figure out something that I am spending my money on - and I find something new; thus, I am LOVING Readwise’s Reader. If you’re a person who likes to visit links later, you should check it out. It lets you do many things: save links, pull in your saved Kindle quotes (yes, this was a perk to me), highlight articles, filter between long or quick reads, archive articles, connect your favorite RSS feeds, and even send emails to the reader to read later through an email. I see things like this I love, so I’m somewhat geeked out. The only con is that it is more expensive than Pocket, but it’s worth it.
Those are my major life events in a short little bulleted list. However, since I am playing with Reader and seeing my saved Pocket articles in a new way, this week’s newsletter is full of many recommendations.
Loving the new Kali Uchis album Red Moon In Venus.
I loved this love letter thread on Instagram.
I just finished reading “Maame” by Jessica George and loved it, although I couldn't pronounce the title for a good chunk of time (judge me if you must).
My dear friendwrote this great article on A Black Millennial Woman’s Guide To Navigating Friendship for Sweet July. “Friendship among Black women has an energy that is truly unmatched. It’s like a special sauce that’s a balance of honey and spice, a balm that heals, and a warm aroma that lingers even after you’ve left the room.”
Interesting perspective on taking a gap year as an adult and entrepreneur. “A gap year isn’t just good for your personal development but for your career development, mental health as well. The experience can be a platform to learn new skills, get heads down on business goals, to leverage the unfamiliar to refresh your creativity, as well as to toughen you up as you overcome challenges on the road.”
I need to go to Usher’s show in Vegas (when I’m not budgeting), and this is a great read on how he became the new King of Vegas.
Although I’m not a Peleton girlie, I always read interviews and articles about instructor Robin Arzón and this is no exception. I really enjoyed this interview with the New Yorker.
That’s it for this week. I’ll holla! ✌🏾