Happy happy Friday friends! We made it to another weekend!
This week I got invited to a new Facebook group, for my high school 20th reunion. I graduated in 2000, so next year will make 20 years.
In some ways, tt doesn’t feel like I graduated 20 years ago tho. Like I just became an adult a hot second ago. It’s only been in the last five years that I got married, had a baby and bought a house. I didn’t feel like an adult for a very long time, and there are still times when I don’t, like when I remember that I still need to rollover two 401ks. It’s so weird to that almost twenty years ago, I was fresh out of high school and embarking on my (sort of) adult life.
Right now I’m on the fence about going to my reunion. I didn’t go to my 10 year because I didn’t want to buy a flight to catch up with folks that I could just catch up with on Facebook. Also (surprise surprise) I was pretty nerdy and awkward back then. I was an ugly duckling who blossomed once I left my hometown and moved away for college and grad school. In the past twenty years, I’ve grown and changed a lot and so have my old classmates, so maybe it’s worth taking a trip back home for next year’s reunion. And even if the reunion itself is trash, we can spend our time visiting with family, which is a plus.
Did any of yall go to your high school reunions? Was it worth it or was it just a waste of time?
Things I Read This Week:
Vox asks a good question: “What does an engagement ring signify?”
Wardrobe Oxygen provided a good breakdown of how blogs make money - as a blogger I found it super helpful!
Chief Mom Officer paid off her mortgage and shares how life is going post-mortgage
MEL Magazine has advice on how to correct people who mispronounce your name (this is something I’m an expert at!)
In The Atlantic, Emily Oster breaks down a new study focusing on marijuana and pregnancy
Did you know that the BeautyBlender was invented on the set of Girlfriends?
Black Lady Sketch Show is coming to HBO and I’M HERE FOR IT!
Did you know there are Facebook groups where you can pretend to be a Baby Boomer? I’m intrigued
A Detroit music festival charged white people more than BIPOC and people are mad (I find nothing wrong with this btw)
Vox digs into the explosion of tourists in Antelope Canyon, one of the most Instagrammed places in the world.
A Canadian official said something stupid & Twitter rightly dragged him
This week’s life tip: hand wash your delicate clothes with a salad spinner!
I had a very delightful birthday! I spent time with my family and also with a good group of girlfriends, and it was the perfect way to spend my birthday - low-key, chill and relaxing. William got me a Sephora giftcard which was perfect since I currently have twelve items sitting in my cart. Josephine also spent the entire weekend saying “Happy birthday Mommy!” which was adorbs every single time.
A few months ago I saw this jumpsuit featured on Putting Me Together and I put it in my cart…and then sat on it for awhile. I finally pulled the trigger back in June, and I wore it for the first time for my birthday dinner. Listen, this jumpsuit is the holy grail. It’s like wearing pajamas out but still looking cute. Highly recommend! Two thumbs up!
Do you read Refinery29? I skim it cause they publish A LOT and a lot of it is salesy/clickbaity, but they have some good stuff mixed in. They recently launched a new vertical focused on Black women called R29 Unbothered, and they have a fantastic IG as well. Definitely follow if you need Black woman inspo & love in your IG feed.