I finished Work Wife this week and damn, it really got me in my feelings. Like, I did not expect to be moved to tears so often while reading a freaking business book! I’ll write more about it in its own post because I have so many thoughts, but for now I’ll say this: as someone with a work wife of my own, I really found the book inspiring and useful. It’s out in the US on the 5th of March, so put getting a copy on your to-do list this week.
Here are some other things I’m loving right now:
Omg this photo of Lupita (10/37). What a vision! An icon! A real life goddess!
“Tina — that’s my rabbit’s name. Tina, I just found out is a boy. She got sick and they had to insert a catheter and they called me and said “Amy, you know, this is a male rabbit.” I was like, “What? What?!” So I just think of Tina as a big queen.” I feel like I put an Amy Sedaris item in almost every week but seriously, she’s such a joy I can’t even help it.
Little Simz has a new album out - Grey Area - and between this release and Solange, I feel like it’s Christmas in March. We are blessed.
I really want these tiger mules from Of a Kind.
I can’t stop staring at this photo of Dan Levy and I can’t tell if it’s because I want to bone him or be him. Can it be both? I should probably go back to therapy.
One of my big goals for 2019 is to be better about talking about money. I didn’t grow up talking about money and my family has always been sooooo shush about anything to do with finances which made figuring out personal finances in my early 20s really difficult. I just kind of assumed that somehow, magically, money stuff would always work out and it wasn’t until we moved to the UK and almost lost everything that I was like, “Oh, shit. I guess I need to manage this.” So I’ve been trying to get better at money stuff the past few years, and this year I want to get more comfortable talking about it, asking for it, and making it work for me.
Reading about how Aminatou Sow makes and, more importantly, spends money was really powerful for me this week. I also found this recent episode of CYG in which she and Ann have a really honest conversation about freelancing and finances really relatable and useful. I highly recommend listening to it if you’re self-employed or thinking about going out on your own.
And on that note, I’m going to go and update my budget and plan for some trips that I want and need to take this year. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
The painted tile used in this photo by my amazing friend Ed Liddle.