a photo from our time in Alaska
How are you holding up, friends? We’ve been up in Alaska for the last week, trying to balance calling our senators about gun control and disconnecting enough to enjoy our vacation. It’s hard to do both.
Links for you
Do you know anyone who’s afraid to vaccinate their kids? This article might help them.
I thought I was being objective, gathering information, and weighing the options. But the more I read, the more fear corrupted my reason, until I felt there were only two possibilities before me: harming my child by commission or harming her by omission. On the one hand, if I consented to vaccination, there was a chance some ingredient in the shot could permanently injure her. On the other hand, if I declined vaccination, there was a chance she could contract a deadly disease.
If you’re struggling with the motivation to work out, this podcast is for you!
Related: Coping 101.
I read this Alaska-based book this week and it is soooo good. I particularly loved the character of Ana.
You’ve probably already seen this article floating around it’s true for 99% of the women I know.
When I brush my daughter’s hair and elaborately braid it round the side of her scalp, I am doing the thing that is expected of me. When my husband brushes out tangles before bedtime, he needs his efforts noticed and congratulated—saying aloud in front of both me and her that it took him a whole 15 minutes. There are many small examples of where the work I normally do must be lauded when transferred to my husband. It seems like a small annoyance, but its significance looms larger.
A great reminder that we all have awkward firsts. Every single one of us!
This x 1000. Stop putting off your life till you have more money/lose weight/have a partner, etc etc etc.
The point is, being a smaller size does not guarantee that you’re going to be happy.
It just means you’re going to be… you. Wrapped in a slightly different package. And happiness has nothing to do with the packaging. We’ve been brainwashed to believe that it does, but it’s a lie.
I’m afflicted by this. Are you?
Here’s to a better week next week.