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Stuff I love, July edition

Sometimes list posts are the easiest to write. A list creates a framework for the words. In the spirit of making things easy (which truly is the spirit of summertime, right?), here’s a list of some stuff I love.

  • Not wearing a fitbit. When I wear my fitbit, my daily step goal is 15,000 steps, and I try to stay above 100,000 steps per week. In my normal life, I’m pretty active so it’s more doable than you might think. But I started at a new job (more on this in a minute) and now I’m lucky to have 4,000 steps by dinnertime. The leads to insane behavior on my part, where even though I’m exhausted, I’m marching in place to get to my daily goal. I know I’ll carry my fitbit again, because the little things (like moving more) do matter. But for now there’s freedom in just moving and not being concerned about the number.
  • Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield. I got this stuff because it promised to help any makeup (foundation or tinted moisturizer) go on more smoothly. And it works for that purpose. But just today I realized it has SPF 30 in it. Bonus! It’s not cheap, but I’ve used mine for a little over a month and it’s about 1/3 gone. Something that makes my makeup look better, and protects my skin without feeling like sunscreen? Yes, please!
  • Glennon Doyle Melton. I fell in love with G (that’s how she signs off) maybe 3 or 4 years ago. But I didn’t keep reading her stuff. Recently a girlfriend got an advance copy of G’s new book “Love Warrior” and lent it to me. (Note to self: figure out how aforementioned girlfriend found her way into the inner circle of Momastery, G’s blog.) And reading it has started up the love affair all over again. G describes herself as a truth teller and hope spreader. How can you not love that??? Here are a few of her posts that really resonate with me:

Don’t Carpe Diem

A Mountain I’m Willing to Die On — oh how I wish I could have written this to my kids

The Lie and the Truth About Marriage

Gonna have to continue this later. It’s a short list, but it’s a start.

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