My Sunday Post: vol. 1

My Sunday Post: vol. 1
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My dearest reader, Happy Sunday!

Summer is officially here! It still blows my mind that June is pretty much done and July is next week.

The quote for the week comes from Marcus Aurelius:

“You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.”

There's an expectation on social media to have opinions about everything. The older I get the more I realize that having opinions about everything is exhausting. The time and energy spent to hold opinions become draining.

If you're also overwhelmed with everything going on, I'm giving you premision to take a break.

The 3 things I've been using to take a break are:

• Music

• Reading/Journaling

• Puzzles

This TikTok creator came across ‌my FYP, and I'm obsessed:


Any other Playlist Names?!

♬ original sound - RJ

He's unapologetically himself. The video he does I put into two categories: Dyslexic Chaos & Everyday Chaotic Insights. Watching his TikToks has inspired me to be more open about my dyslexia. We're a fun group...kinda weird, but we have a good time.

And in the spirit of sharing, I preset to you: my OLDEST, Ride-or-Die Playlist: Beaches & Babes

Did I stay up way to late orginizing it? Yes. Do I regret that? No, no I do not. Theres a lot of Dirty Heads & Jimmy Buffett--margaritas not included.

when my shuffle throws on a deep cut

I find myself book juggling again.

I book juggle for one reason only: I don't know what I'm going to be in the mood for.

It's usually two or three books at a time. One book has to be a novel and the other has to be self-help/betterment.

The novel on my list is Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. I'm struggling with this one. Out of the core 6 novels, this is her first. It's a slow pace and requires a lot of backstory. Having to also keep track of multiple chartcers with the same name is hard.

The second, self-help, is Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson. It's the sequel to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents. I like her writing style. She's understanding but factual. You have to do the work. It requires a lot of self reflection and journaling.

I want to start Rick Rubin's book The Creative Act: A Way of Being. For those who don't know, Rubin is a music producer who has been in the industry since the 1980s. He's responsible for some of the most iconic records in Hip-Hop and Alternative Rock.

current mood

The last thing I've been enjoying is puzzles. I never realized how much I love working on old fasion puzzles.

My mother-in-law and I have set up a small corner in the house for doing puzzles. Sometimes I'll work for hours, other times I'll find a few pieces on my way out.

1000 piece puzzle; took less than a week

It's a way of getting off my phone and engaging with something not on a screen. We have a new puzzle on the table and I'll keep you posted.

That's it for this week! I hope you enjoyed it.

Remember: You don't have to have opinions about everyting. If you're stressed out, get off of socials.

Have a great Sunday, and I'll see you Wednesday!

🖋️ Courtney