Web Time Wasters + Network of Nice

How was you week, guys? We spent most of the week in Wisconsin poking around supper clubs and weird roadside attractions and it was perrrfect. (You can see all the photos on Instagram!)

We don’t have many Network of Nice offers/requests for this month, so I’ll just mashing them in here 🙂

I’d love to hear from people who have moved overseas to live and work

Specifically, I plan to move from Australia to the USA in the next few years. My areas of expertise are communication, policy, government, and the non-government sector. By the time I move, I’ll have a Masters in Communication. Share your secrets about job and apartment hunting, and appropriate visas, etc with me? I am interested in all the practicalities involved in making a big international move happen.

chloejmoss@gmail (dot) com

I want to learn about US domestic adoption

I am most interested in private newborn adoption, but would also like to hear about foster-adoption. I am overwhelmed by all the info out there and just need some real live humans to talk to! I live in Colorado, so if you do too, that’s even better!
aestrusz@gmail (dot) com

I’m looking for an email pal who’d be willing to communicate weekly about their practice of Intuitive Eating

I’m a 31-year-old therapist who lives in Pittsburgh with my handsome husband and our hyperactive hound dog. I first embraced IE a few years ago and as a result, I am committed to never dieting again! My primary IE goals are moving my body more consistently and gaining insight about my emotional eating patterns. I’m at a fairly good place of acceptance with my body and want to connect with another woman who is in a similar phase with her body — someone seeking to practice IE in a compassionate way, and is looking for accountability and support. If that’s you, please email me!
quarterlifelady@gmail (dot) com

I can help you write your personal statement for grad school

Are you planning to apply for a Masters degree course in the UK? I’ve been helping friends and family write and polish their personal statements for years and I’ve become very good at it. To test and help me further hone my skills, I’d like to help 4-7 people with theirs!  All I ask in return is that you give me feedback on the process, let me know if you’re successful, and grant permission for me to use your finished statement (minus any identifying info) to teach others.
juliannebenford@gmail (dot) com

Links for you!

Reminder: motivation isn’t real.
The only difference between people who do things and people who don’t is the people who do things, do things. That’s it. No one has a special motivation gland they were born with.

How would chefs doctor up a frozen pizza?

Ooooh! Such a good before/after! And changes that most of us normal, vaguely-handy people could do!

Let’s make smoky mushroom and black rice sushi and no-bake salted caramel cups for dessert!

The real reason you’re tired all the time.

An important read: I’m not pretty and I’m fine with that.
Apparently nothing else mattered. My intelligence, my passion, my work ethic, how I treat those around me, who I am as a person – they weren’t interested in finding that out, because I don’t match up to the standard of prettiness they require from a woman.

Somewhat related: Why am I so fat?
I want to be clear, Man On The Web Who Was Moved To Write To Me to Inquire About My Weight, that I know I’m deeply flawed. Sometimes I’m rude and nasty and unethical and selfish and all those ugly things. None of what I’m about to tell you makes me a victim. Some of what I’m about to tell you makes me a survivor. All of it is human and real and imperfect. Just like me. And like you!

Also somewhat related: A beauty quiz you won’t find in magazines.

Literally just a bunch of GIFs of Paul Rudd dancing.

A sweet story about a single man who, at age 54, decided to become a dad for the first time.

One hilarious headline.

Fascinating! Famous last meal requests. I’d want cheese ravioli, peas, cheap garlic bread and a chocolate dessert.

Anne Frank today is a Syrian girl.

Wedding readings from literature! (That one from The Velveteen Rabbit is a doozy.)

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: Are you a ‘taker’? How to tell + what to do, A 4-step, airtight plan to feel better, True Story: I have panic attacks.

One Comment

Lesley S

Motivation isn’t real – yes! I read this yesterday as I was lazing around the house trying to figure out how to get motivated enough to knock a few things off of my to do list. And it made me get right up and do something!
Fun list – I just love link lists.
We did a reading at our wedding party instead of reciting vows. We read parts of Sandol Stoddard Warburg’s I Like You poem. I still love it – just reread it and want to go home and make my sweet husband a special treat!
Here’s a link in case anyone wants to read: http://ategato.tumblr.com/post/1178367035

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