I’ve never been into doing monthly favorites because it can get a bit repetitive, but every now and then, when I’m really excited about certain things, I like to share them with you guys!
My main man, Matt Prindle
He makes amazing content on YouTube and has such positive energy. If I had to sum up his videos I’d say they challenge you to think differently, learn new things, and fulfill your potential in whatever it is you’re most passionate about. He posts pretty regularly so he’s practically become a part of my daily routine. Especially on very “meh” days, his videos are such a nice pick-me-up.
Seriously, check him out. You won’t regret it.
This won’t come as a surprise. I feel like everyone and their mother has been talking about the OA recently. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a new Netflix original show and it is FANTASTIC. People have compared it to Stranger Things in terms of its vibe, which I can’t really speak to considering I only watched two episodes of Stranger Things (I know, I know — I was just too scared to watch the series alone). I binge watched the entire first season in about a day and a half. I don’t know if I should be ashamed or proud. But to be real, when does Netflix disappoint? Answer = never
*I’d try to explain what the show is about, but it’s a bit complex so instead of accidentally spoiling something, I recommend watching the trailer.
Museum of Fine Arts (aka MFA)
Over the past few years, I’ve become super into museums. I was definitely that kid, as I think most of us were, that only liked school trips to museums because we got out of class. The actual museum part was meh. I especially hated that we still had worksheets to fill out on our “day off.” But I digress. Those days are long behind me, and although it still does depend on the type of museum, I love days spent exploring exhibits (I’m still not one of those people that reads all the signs though, if we’re honest).
The MFA is where I realized I loved museums. I went for the first time my freshman year at BU and found myself wanting to stay instead of counting down the minutes until we left. I’m very partial to contemporary art, photography, and impressionism — to name a few. Recently the Frances Stark exhibition stole my heart (up until January 29th!). You have to go if you’re ever in Boston.
Mindset by Carol Dweck
As you know, my biggest intention for the year is to incorporate the law of attraction into my everyday life. I’m also generally really into psychology, spirituality, and all that good stuff, so when I came across this book online I was instantly sold. It talks about two mindsets — fixed mindset and growth mindset — and how your perception/reality are shaped by your thoughts. It’s one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read in a long time, and Carol (I feel like we’re on a first name basis) writes in a way that’s both easy to understand and engaging. My biggest pet peeve is dry, over complicated writing — two things this book is not!
I seriously contemplated dedicating an entire post to my favorite teas. To be honest, that still might happen. But recently I’ve been reaching for Numi Chai Tea over my English Breakfast, which if you know me says a lot because English Breakfast is #1 BAE. I add a bit of almond milk and coconut sugar to mine — it’s perfection.
Let me know what you’ve been loving!