Captivations is a monthly feature with links, stories, and news that captivated me.
Why We Should Care for the Environment
He’s All of Us
This was an interesting read.
38 Best-Selling Products on Amazon
I looked at this list and immediately put several of these items on my wishlist!
Best Break-Up Song
Arianna Grande put out a single called “Thank U, Next.” While it highlights her break-ups, it also shows the beauty of learning from heartbreak, becoming who she wants to be, and thanking her exes for what they taught her. The song easily translates for any life struggles and rejections. THANK YOU for what you taught me, however painful it was, and NEXT to the good things coming!
That’s Not What He Said
The Mr. Rogers quote is shared time and time again but maybe it shouldn’t be. This article explains why.
The Incarcerated Women Fighting California Wildfires
This was a good read.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar is one of my favorite holiday markets in Austin. More than 200 artists are featured, it is free to enter, and you’ll find a variety of gifts. I visited and ended up picking up so many fun things for myself, including earrings from Moonfinder and a lantern from A&K Woodworking & Design.
Monopoly for Millennials
Is this game terrible or what? Whoever has the most debt gets to roll first.
We are Verbs
This interview with comedian, actor, and writer Stephen Fry had this great quote: “Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”
There is a certain limiting factor in describing ourselves as a role. This has been a popular marketing method for individuals and companies. Would you hire a marketer or someone who propels companies to engage with their ideal audience? Are you a writer or someone who tells the story of local creatives?
In her new memoir, Michelle Obama shared her story of miscarriage, which encourages women to share their stories. This article gives more detail.
I love this art exhibit featuring Swedish dads. Did you know Swedish parents get 480 days of parental leave? Many Swedish fathers don’t take advantage of this, so this beautiful photography aims to inspire fathers to take the leave.
Asking for a Chance
I’ve been thinking about this article.
A travel blogger I follow was the witness to a horrible whale beaching in New Zealand. She wrote about the experience here.
Creek Show 2018
I finally made it to Creek Show this year! The Waller Creek Conservancy puts on this short art installation every year. The photos up above are from the event.
What’s got you captivated lately?