I know I say “what a week” every week, but honestly, what a week. I try to be a really positive person, but recently I have just felt so emotionally depleted. Anyone else tired of feeling sad and scared and frustrated so much? Don’t worry, I know what that answer is… at least it helps to know that I’m not alone in feeling that way.
I think the hardest thing right now is figuring out how to speak up for what I believe is right while also continuing to be a respectful listener and communicator. Mean DMs are honestly just a part of the gig, but after a few in a row this week, it got under my skin. Not because they hit a nerve, but just because all of them were wildly unnecessary!
And if I got on my platform to talk to you about speaking to each other with respect instead of flinging random insults to people you don’t know on the internet… I also need to make sure I don’t stoop to their level, you know? Both online and in my real life conversations.
I think it’s just hard when everything has gone so far past politics. It’s harder for me when human rights are on the line. I can listen to different opinions about what’s best for our economy… but mask mandates and women’s rights and marriage equality aren’t really up for debate with me. Is anyone else having trouble navigating this? If so, I’m sending a big virtual hug your way. We’ll figure it out!
sunday spotlights 18
This PSA from Emma Larkin is the cutest thing you’ll watch all week.
I know it hasn’t been very long, but I’m already in love with my Our Place pan. Use code LSL10 for $10 off!
This performance from Sunday In The Park With George made me miss the magic of theatre so so so much. My heart is breaking for that industry and I cannot wait to support it again one day.
Equilibria is launching new seasonal flavors for their CBD drops! Right now, you can only get them through this link and EVERYONE can get 15% off with code LAKESHORELADY, even if you’ve placed an order with them before. I already placed my order and I can’t figure out which flavor I’m more excited for: Cranberry Elderflower or Spiced Bergamot?!
Listen, I’m not going to tell you Emily in Paris is good… but I’m also not going to tell you I didn’t watch the whole thing 😜
Brene Brown fangirled so hard while talking to Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt about Ted Lasso on her podcast. If you’re a fan of the show, it’s a really fun listen!
J.Crew is offering 40% off right now!
Shelby posted a before and after of their NYC apartment and SHE IS A MAGICIAN. Incredible.
If you have been wanting to take action leading up to the election, my friend Jess has a really comprehensive post about ways that you can get involved.
Luna loooooves her new dog bed. Highly recommend!
I really enjoyed this podcast episode about practicing disagreement on 2 polarizing topics. (Also, I resonated with Beth’s caption on instagram so much.)