June Reads

Book 18:
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
by Aron Ralston
No joke, I have been meaning to read this since it came out in 2004. If you're not familiar with it, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" is a true story about Aron Ralston, an experienced mountaineer and adventurer, who got trapped in a canyon when a boulder fell and pinned his arm. He was stuck for five days until he eventually amputated his arm to save his life.

In 2010, it was adapted into a movie, "127 Hours." Even though I'd put off reading the book for years, I did see the movie when it came out. I watched it again after reading this and still loved it.

4 Things I've Been Doing To Make Life Easier


Last week I talked about things I want to do during the second half of the year. Now I want to talk about things I'm already doing. Little efforts that make life easier.

12 Books On My Summer Reading List


I recently reorganized my entire bookshelf and have put everything that I haven't read together. It's my official To-Read shelf for the summer. Most of them are books that I have had for a while yet haven't gotten around to actually reading.

If you look closely, you'll see that I've very anally organized the books with fiction on the left, non-fiction on the right. TBD on whether I'll actually get through them all without getting distracted by newer books I hear about, but here's what I'm aiming for.

Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving


I have enough mugs that I probably don't need to buy another one for the rest of my life, but when you see one this cute on sale at T.J. Maxx while in the check-out line, you really can't pass it up.

So we had a week or two of full-on summer weather and then it was rainy and humid for a while, so I haven't been doing too much the past two weeks. Work has been hectic so I've mostly just been looking forward to relaxing on the couch whenever possible.

Last weekend I had the loveliest afternoon in the city with my friend Alyssa. We got lunch, wandered through an art fest, and went to this used bookstore that was as big as a small library. Also, after seeing how cute and well-decorated her apartment is, the first thing I did when I got back home was clean and reorganize my bookshelf with all of my new purchases.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

A Mid-Year Check-In


Not to be cliché, but how the frick is it already June? I feel like the first three months of the year went by slowly (AKA perfectly) but since March, time has flown. I'm not a fan. But it is an opportune time for me to put up a post I've been crafting in my head for a week or two now. It's part reflection and part bucket list.

Finding Your Spark: First As A Human, Then As A Dancer


I decided to start the "Finding Your Spark" series to shine a light on different types of people who are following various paths – their OWN paths, whatever those may be. The whole idea is that there's no single way to live life and a person doesn't have to be "famous" to inspire others. These individuals have found what inspires them, motivates them, makes them happy. And they've run with it.

Read all posts in this series here.

Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving


Wowie, there's been a lot going on. Get comfortable and let me walk you through the past two weeks.