Monday, 5 February 2018

Monday Medley #24

Oh hey it's me again and I'm definitely not writing this on Tuesday and backdating it...honest. I've not been great lately and motivation to write and get things up on time is always the first thing to fall by the wayside, which although I kick myself about is probably a good thing. Unlike my job and things like eating well, I don't need this blog to live, so of all the things I can afford to stop doing for a week or so, this is probably the best bet. For all that I've been feeling crappy, partially because my skin condition is acting up, something I wrote about last week to raise awareness of the disease, and partially just because I've been putting way too much pressure on myself of late. 

Expect about 10,000 more photos of me in front of this yellow garage door in future because I love it.

READING

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood is easily the best book I've read this year. I absolutely adored it, and while it took me a little while to get into it, I was gradually drawn into the world of theatre, the Tempest and vengeance; the characters are masterfully written and the plot is entirely unique. I won't say more here as I'm planning to write a full review, but this book was spectacular.

DIGITAL

As I've decided to read blogs less often for the next month or so, these are just a few of my favourite blog posts from the last week from my absolute favourite blogs - the best of the best.

It's refreshing to come across someone in the blogging industry who, like me, doesn't harbour ambitions of being a full-time blogger/#girlboss. If that's your goal, go for it and I wish you all the best, but it's frequently presented as the end goal for bloggers and for some of us it just isn't. Emmie's post hits the nail on the head for reasons to keep your blog a hobby, and I found myself nodding along to every one. Well worth a read for any blogger, whether you're considering going full-time or not.

I bloody love Charlie's blog and am insanely jealous of all the incredible trips she takes. However, I really loved her recent post about a trip she actually doesn't want to take anymore. It's an interesting read about changing as a person and how what might have been your dream doesn't have to stay the same forever.
I generally try and promote the smaller blogs that I'm loving in these posts, but this week I just has to mention Carrie from Wish Wish Wish. I've thoroughly enjoyed her recent posts on Iceland, all of which you should check out, but her final Guide to Iceland was my favourite and has been bookmarked in the hope of my visiting some time soon. Her photography is as excellent as always and I just freaking love her whole blog.

Easily the most powerful post I read this week came from my namesake and general fave person, Beth from Adventure and Anxiety. Please Stop Commenting On My Body comes from a place of strength and insight and it was a privilege to read. She writes brilliantly about not hating her body, despite the whole world telling her she should. Everyone should read this.

I'll see you next Monday (or possibly Tuesday, knowing me) for another round-up of my faves. TTFN.

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