For months, it seemed like the unicorn of the Internet: People had Photoshopped Oreo bags, tempting us all with the fervent hope that one day, Red Velvet Oreos would come to the shelves of the Publixes, Piggly Wigglys and Key Foods we frequent.
As someone who loves creating to-do lists and planning goals, today’s Takeaway Tuesday really hit home. All too often I fall into that trap of, ‘If I do X, Y and Z, then this will happen!” and I’m bummed when things don’t work out according to plan. -Candace
Deep down, we all have a “should” list. It’s the 392-plus things we tell ourselves we should start doing, often once a day: floss more, read more, keep a journal, get eight hours’ sleep, start an Instagram photo-a-day challenge. The list seems to continually keep growing, and bit by bit, your day is gobbled up, until you feel so overscheduled with “shoulds” you wonder how you’re supposed to do your job or make dinner that doesn’t involve shoutingread more
Sometimes, you just crave a little veg-out time, where you can get lost in a great show…and then obsessively talk about it to every friend, relative or unsuspecting-person-walking-his-dog you meet. We get it. For those chilly nights when you’d just rather stay in, consider tuning in to one of these treats:
A big part of the Life Between Weekends philosophy is creating a life you love on your own terms, and naturally, that involves a big, scary, close-this-window-rather-than-think-about-it question: What are you meant to be doing?
Yup, we’re going there.
For some, finding your passion comes naturally: You were born with a soul-throbbing desire to do this one thing, and you love, love, love it. That is so amazing, and it deserves to be celebrated. Our goal over the years will be to help you developread more
My Aunt Teresa and I have always struggled with goodbyes. Our eyes water, our voice gets shaky, we purse our lips to hold it all together — even if we’re just saying goodbye to someone for a few weeks. Or a few days. Even half a weekend can do it.
But where I always look away, feigning interest in something out in the distance to keep from losing it, rushing the goodbye (or even avoiding it altogether, slipping out the back door when possible), Aunt Teresa faced the goodbye head-on.
Since we posted our Tarpon Springs tour and Epiphany preview, we thought we’d share the highlights for anyone who couldn’t make it.
Growing up in Tarpon, I never realized how unique the Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration was — or how relatively unfamiliar most people were with it — but that became crystal clear when a friend posted photos from this year’s event, and the comments from people outside the area came flooding in: “Everything ok???”
All this goal-setting and vision-boarding can be fun, but it can also be a serious letdown 11 months from now when you’re (a) trying to remember what the heck your goals were in the first place, (b) piecing together that workout checklist you tore up, oh, seven months and 13 double cheeseburgers ago, or (c) trying to figure out how you spent nearly a whole year fighting for this one thing — and you’re still so far from reaching it.