There’s no unifying theme to these links besides “I liked them,” so here we go:
Laura Vanderkam: A New Habit, One Month In
If I were to describe a typical day, it would definitely involve my weight routine. However, for various reasons, I did the routine 3/5 weekdays the week of March 4, 4/5 weekdays the week of March 11, 4/5 weekdays the week of March 18, 2/5 weekdays the week of March 25, and 4/5 weekdays the week of April 1st. I did my weight routine every day I could reasonably be in my office at 8:10, but during that month, I had two morning kid conferences, two work trips requiring travel, one morning where I hadn’t managed to eat (so I elected to do that before jumping on my first phone call) and one morning where I had to shovel snow off the driveway.
In other words, what I might be tempted to describe as my “daily” habit never happened more than 4 times per week.
Exercise and clean food help keep a body in working order. But there are certain realities involved in being an upright mammal over 50. Menopause is an eight- to 10-year tsunami of distressing and unpredictable symptoms. Everything in an aging body feels drier from muscles to skin. Though my husband and I both work out, weigh what the charts say we should and wear ugly $200 shoes with special cushioned soles, our feet hurt like crazy at the end of every day.
It’s a tightrope walk, knowing what to give in to and what to fight.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from covering culture on the internet in the 2010s, it’s that 1) Thrones-related content does very well and 2) you, too, may be asked to create it, because it does very well. As the series prepares to wrap after eight seasons, it will leave a hole in the content economy that could only be filled by another Game of Thrones.
Lastly, go read this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic about what makes us human. Trust me. ❤️