When I first started working after college, I remember chatting with my new coworkers over lunch—and so many of them would talk about not getting a good night’s sleep.
As we grow up and develop, we often find ourselves outgrowing certain relationships in our lives. Connections we made with others at one stage in life might not transition in the same form.
As a recovering people-pleaser, saying no was my worst nightmare for many (most) years of my life. I’d been conditioned to put others before myself, to give and sacrifice, and to keep the people around me happy.
Like everyone, I feel so sad about the recent suicides in the past week (and months and years). Kate Spade, Avicii, and Anthony Bourdain were all creative, talented, and beautiful souls who used their gifts to touch so many people in the world.
I always get excited about the summer because: 1. the beach and 2. reading at the beach. This is my current summer reading list — with books I’ve read (and want to read again) and what I’m planning to read over the next few months.