Wander Weekly #2: Weekend Warriors

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.

I am –

Subscribed to:

  • 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.

You can sign uphere.

Listening to:

  • “Kids (acoustic)” by frenship

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.

Reading:

  • 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.

Watching:

  • “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.

Bonus Pro Tip:

Honey is a browser extension that finds coupons for you when you’re online shopping. Seriously, it does all the work. Just download it already.

 

Interested in more recommendations? Find the first Wander Weeklyhere.

 

Wander Weekly #1: Wonder Women

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!

Subscribed to:

  • 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.

Subscribe here.

Girl's Night In

Listening to:

  • “Line of sight” by ODESZA feat. Wynne + mansionair

ODESZA has been playing on repeat in my life lately (it’s very hard to avoid dancing at work when the beat drops in this song, but I try to limit myself to vigorous head nodding.)

Also, a fun game is trying to sing along to the chorus.

Reading:

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

Watching:

  • “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.