Just dropping off one last post before this calendar year is over. You didn’t think I’d forget my monthly roundup of favorites, did you? Well, I didn’t. This month is different because it’s been over two months since my last one and I’m redefining a lot of things about this website, so I may not share things in “categories” anymore. Instead, it’ll be more of a link dump and a random collection of things I’ve enjoyed during the month. Also, since I’ve started freelance writing and editing, I’m more interested in articles online, but also content geared toward freelancers and entrepreneurs. There will of course still be bookish links and a few videos here and there. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what I’ve been loving.
I enjoyed Tope’s non-fiction piece, The Smell of Oxford on The Book Banque. She writes beautifully about loss, change, and memory.
On She Leads Africa, Ebun shared nine lessons from her first year of business, and of course, I furiously took notes.
If you’re a writer with a different day job, this Millions article is just for you. Sometimes even with freelance writing, it’s hard to find time to write for yourself.
Speaking of work, if like me you’re parked in front of the screen for hours at a time, here are some ways you can protect your eyes. Number four is pretty tough when you’re myopic, but I’m working on it (just had to remind myself right now).
In my blogging hiatus, I was addicted to ManRepeller content. This article on the need to “look good” is thought-provoking, even though I stopped feeling that need a long time ago. This list of things we consistently regret but continue to do is also crazy relatable.
Loved this article about chain restaurant food as a cultural exchange. You need to read it to understand.
If you’re trying to balance your creative projects with a 9-5, you need this.
“In my opinion, relying solely on a day job or career to fulfill your ambitions and keep you mentally stimulated is risky business. Instead, I like to incorporate a smattering of fulfilling creative projects within my day-to-day life to help me keep my teaching job in perspective.”
The new LIKE A BOSS column on the NYT is my current fave.
If you haven’t already, you might want to read my article on asking uncomfortable questions. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject.
I haven’t read anything by Nigerian author, Chigozie Obioma, but this NYT article about his foray into the world of reading stories made my heart swell.
Cried laughing at this New Yorker piece. Freelancers Unite!
I’ve been obsessed with this eggless pancake recipe. I added mashed ripe bananas, and it makes the fluffiest pancakes. Life can be good without eggs, yum.
Have you watched Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat documentary? It’s the best thing I watched while I was away.
ALSO, THIS SONG HAS BEEN ON A LOOP. IN LOVE.
I’ve mostly been on a podcast break because I’ve been enjoying audiobooks more, but I did enjoy this episode of The Stacks Pod featuring author Crystal Hana Kim. She discusses her writing routine, down to her favorite snacks!
That’s all for now, folks! If you’d like to see my top 20 favorite books of 2018, they’re right here. I’m looking forward to more exciting content in 2019!
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