This week I’m positively smitten with:
1. Strong Women: My friend shared this article with me, and I love it because 1) it’s a true story, 2) it’s refreshing to see a woman stand up for her body – persistently, and 3) it starts a conversation about how the media influences our idea of beauty and success. A quick rundown: after losing a lot of weight, this woman was contacted by Shape Magazine to do a success story on her weight loss, however when the magazine wanted her to cover up (most likely because she had some extra skin around her middle) she backs out. Women everywhere are applauding her strength and esteem. You gotta love a woman like that!
2. Maya Van Wagenen: She’s bright, well-spoken, and she had a brilliant idea to take a 1950s guide on how to become popular and give it a modern twist! Maya performed a social experiment and then wrote about her own take on the topic in her book, ‘Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’. Not only does this make me think of something I would have done at 15 (because I was shy and had very few friends), but the way Maya talks about kindness and personality makes me – at 27 – want to run out and grab this book!
3. Painting: I’m smitten with painting this week because I can’t seem to get enough of it! What started as freshening up the walls in one room has turned into tackling as many painting projects as I can: walls, door frames, base boards, etc. Painting is no easy task once you get started, but I love how I can change the look and feel of a room by giving it some color. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way in making a room look new.
What are you positively smitten with?