Mini announcement! Wander Weekly will be going on hiatus starting next week so I can focus more on longer writing.
Yes, this last Wander Weekly for a while is on a Saturday, which goes to show you how little time I’ve been able to dedicate to writing things up recently.
By taking a break from this section, I’m planning to put that energy towards some longer essays in the coming weeks. Next up, I’m excited to share some of my thoughts and photos from the roads of Canada and Montana that we explored a few weeks back.
Wander Weekly is a weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.
Are you a roller coaster person, or not a roller coaster person? There’s no in-between.
I rode my first loop roller coaster when I was 8 because I’mhardcore. Also, I was a tall child. But really, I love roller coasters, and I’m pumped to be heading to the Roller Coaster Capital of the World tomorrow: Cedar Point.
A few days ago, this film’s tour made a stop in D.C. The first two showings were sold out, but I snagged a ticket at 10:30pm the night before for the additional late showing, and I’m so glad I did.
Under an Arctic Sky is about a group of surfers, Chris included, who set out to find epic waves to surf off the northern coast of Iceland during the dead of winter. Daylight was scarce, and the country saw its worst storm in 25 years while they were there. I got cold just watching the film, but the incredible cinematography was worth it.
Also, did I mention it’s really frickin’ hot in D.C.? I was down to watch a film featuring lots of snow.
Even if you don’t know who Chris Burkard is, you’ve probably seen his amazing nature and adventure photos before. He’s also awesome in person and gave a Q&A / slideshow presentation after the film. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in any of the tour’supcoming cities.
Can’t make it to the tour? The music in the film is pretty great, too:
“Young Blood” by Noah Kahan
The second verse of this song starts out, “So when you’re mad for no reason / At everything at once,” so yeah, I find it relatable.
There aren’t always going to be this many W’s, I promise. Don’t hate me.
Wander Weekly is a – you guessed it – weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.
This week: a dedication to weekend adventures.
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Abigail Wise’s “Sticks & stones” Newsletter
The sign-up form tells you what you need know about this newsletter: “A weekly newsletter about the outdoors for women, by women.” The collection of outdoorsy articles that Abigail compiles is an awesome bonus in my inbox every week.
The best ship is Frenship. This song is definitely melancholy in its acoustic version, but still upbeat enough that I find my head bobbing along.
This article about hiking with a hangover by the folks at Kelty
In college, I fell more in love with the outdoors and became, as they say, a bit crunchy. Eventually, I learned to prioritize getting up early to spend time outside (I am not a morning person, mind you.) But also, college. This read has some nice expert tips on balancing your love for the outdoors with your self-loathing on Saturday mornings.
“For people who feel behind in life🏃🏿” from evelyn on the internets
This video was one of my “Recommended” on YouTube, and I’m so glad I clicked on it. Am I way behind the times and the #coolkids for not knowing Evelyn on the Internets? Don’t answer that. Anyways, the slow-mo/deep life advice interwoven with hilarious commentary is amazing.
Welcome to Wander Weekly, a.k.a. what I’m consuming at the moment. That was a lot of W’s, and I’m sorry. Not that sorry, though.
In honor of the recent release of Wonder Woman, this first round-up is heavy on wonderful women.
Enjoy the first edition!
The Girl’s Night In (GNI) Newsletter
GNI sends out a witty, topical newsletter every Friday morning (so if you sign up today, you can get your first one tomorrow.) It typically includes a range of lighthearted and thought-provoking topics, from things to do during a night in to interviews with awesome bo$$ ladies. Also, the founder is based in Washington, D.C., so they sometimes host IRL events here if you’re in the area.
This book is a compilation of interviews with entrepreneurial women, from product designers to filmmakers. My favorites so far have been with Thao Nguyen, lead singer of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and writer/actor/filmmaker/director Desiree Akhavan, who I previously had not heard of but now want to be my best friend.
Some good quotes:
More risk taking, less ego.
– Desiree Akhavan
I learn more about my process when something that makes me cringe emerges. If I’m not making mistakes or changing, I’m stagnating.
– artist/designer Christine Schmidt
“Where the Wild Things play”
Great song, great footage, badass ladies. Thisinterview with filmmaker Krystle Wright is pretty great, too:
…a friend told me, ‘Krystle, if your mum has heard of the song then there is no way you can afford it.’ I ignored the advice and went after it and did not want to take no for an answer.
Bonus Pro Tip:
Use Amazon Smileto #buyallthethings instead of regular Amazon
Every time you buy something, Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price to charity, and you can choose from over 1 million charities to support. I was lazy in college and somehow never made the switch until a few months ago, but now every purchase I make kicks back a bit to the World Wildlife Fund.
No idea what’s going on? Me neither. Check out the first Wandering Adult article here.