Meet Shannon, one of Positively Smitten’s staff writer! To help our readers get to know Shannon a little more, we’ve asked her to share what she is positively smitten with. Without further ado, here is Shannon’s Smitten List:
1. Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye
I have an unhealthy obsession with spoken word. I will go on binges where I watch video after video, getting sucked into the witty banter and inspirational cadence. These two are my favorite; they are two poets that met in college and just happened to have the same last name, and since then they have been creating magic. This is my favorite piece of theirs, explaining the complicated evolution of love. I will warn you, its pretty difficult to just watch one!
2. Lululemon Outlet
So here’s the deal, I spend about 50 percent of my life in workout clothing. I have dance rehearsals four to five times a week and I try to workout at least five days a week. I sometimes even end up out in my workout clothes after a rehearsal because I’m rushing around. Since I joined the company I dance with in Boston, I have been lusting after all the Lululemon that the girls wear, but I just never thought I could afford it. That is until I found the Lululemon outlet store in Kittery, Maine. This beautiful paradise was still expensive but definitely a lot more reasonable than their normal boutique stores. I am now the proud owner of a few pieces that make me feel like superwoman when I wear them. They definitely have a limited selection in the more common sizes, but it was more than enough for me to make a special purchase. Now maybe I’ll even want to go to the gym just to wear the clothes!
My final obsession right now is a beautiful memoir by Cheryl Strayed title “Wild“. It is the story of a girl who sees her life crumbling around her and decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The writing was impeccable; I couldn’t put the book down, and all I wanted to do the day I finished was to go on an adventure and start reading the book again. I cried, laughed and got lost in her words. Last weekend when I went back to my parents’ house, I saw the book on my dad’s nightstand – he had read the entire thing in two days. If that’s not a good sign of a worthwhile read, I’m not sure what is!