Weekend Reads

In the summer, I try to take advantage of beautiful weather and downtime as much as possible -- and while I love blogging and reading online, I do also try to decrease my screen time during these special months. I'm no different than any other Midwesterner who waits all year for warm sunshine, so I've wanted to enjoy it to the max. And since it's August (geez, already!), I already find myself in back-to-school mode, getting ready for a new season of life. I've spent the past few weeks re-thinking my approach to writing, blogging, reading and well, my choices in general, to make sure that I'm prioritizing what's most important and fulfilling to me. Stay tuned for a multitude of book reviews, some new blogging endeavors and more personal content going forward.

Enjoy this lovely Sunday, and these great links:

A better script for telling people what you do for a living.

Why you should always bring a sweater to the office.

Are you friends with these 7 co-workers? (I personally can't handle #1 and #2.)

How historical car regulation methods could be used with gun control efforts.

Can't wait to see this film. Of course Johnny Depp is the wolf.

A beautiful essay that has stayed on my mind.

One new way to consider your career. (And why failure is crucial to reinvention, longevity and progress.)

An optimistic opinion: "Fans view music the way they view their relationships." 

This song is hilaaaaaarious.

Why living in truth means embracing discomfort.

An eye-opening claim about Whole Foods.

Listen to this song and try not to dance happily.