for your weekend

Enjoy your weekend, friends. Here are a few good reads for along the way:

My Stitch Fix Reviews by me // Because maybe you want to surprise yourself with a box of clothes for Christmas. Here is where I share some of the pieces I’ve received from Stitch Fix. And because it’s fun to see other people make a fool of themselves by posing in front of mirrors – and by “other people” I mean me. Womp.

Why No & Yes Are BFFs by The Nester for Nesting Place // Because when you overcommit, overwork, and over-yes your way into exhaustion, you might need to ask for your own intervention. Here’s what happened when my sister asked for hers.

Ordinary Work by Sarah Bessey // Because of this:

“I show up here with intention and I try to notice my own life a bit more, I consecrate the ordinary work. I figure that if the world is being desecrated the least we can do is try to notice all of the sacredness that remains still around us and in us.” – Sarah Bessey

These next two pieces are written by two parents who lost their children. This feels important for you to know before you click:

What is Safe by John Ray for The Ray Family // Because after traveling to the most “dangerous” corners of the world, it was less than a mile from his home where his biggest nightmare happened. An important piece that challenges our idea of safety and all the ways we tend to worship it.

Violet by Hannah Kody for Adventure Well // Because her words are stunning, her story beautiful, and her baby girl worth honoring one year later.

I’m beyond grateful today for these writers who share their lives in such a way that enriches ours. I hope their words challenge, encourage, and slow you down they way they have done for me.