Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Saturday Salute 17.03.12

Image thanks to jennifer

WOW. This week has positively whizzed by! I've been feverishly trying to prepare for my trip across the pond - naturally getting myself in a panic about everything - but I think I'm just about organised now.

Guys... I really am scared, like, actually. I've got butterflies. Not in the good way. I keep forgetting I'm going, and then it hits me again, like when you have a terrifying job interview looming! But I am trying to remind myself that these are the thresholds where life really does get more magical; where we allow our world to expand and fulfil us in new ways. I'm going to write a little bit about these thresholds on the blog, because in my case they tend to have one common feature... more on that soon!

For now, I've got some stonking links for you, chaps:

// 75 Books Every Woman Should Read. I think I counted 12 that I've read, poor show for an English Literature graduate!

// Are you all dress rehearsal, no play? From Sarah Wilson. I think we are all guilty of this!
I was always preparing. Always in the run-up phase. I did things because they got me ready for the “real thing” that was going to come at the end. The play. The Play!

I didn’t fully know what this real thing- The Play! – looked like. And the run-up delayed my ever having to know for sure.

High school was run-up for university, which was run-up for my first job, which was run-up for my real career, which was run-up for when I had kids and lived the rest of my life.
// Unfortunately this tumblr seems to have been abandoned, but I love it! Fuck yeah, literary quotes.

// I want to live on an Airstream.

// Katharine Dever on Finding Your Highest Calling.

Have a joyous weekend full of wonder and whim!


daniela said...

but what are you scared of, what’s the worse that could happen? i think you won’t even have time to be homesick! i’ve been reading your blog for such a long time, and i just know that you’ll make the trip amazing.

i’ve been to NY a couple of times and believe me, you don’t have to look hard for magic. really, you can lean back and let the magic happen to you because that’s just the kind of city NY is. ;)
my tip: visit conservatory gardens in central park. the best thing about spring in new york are the blooming spring flowers!
oh and you don’t have to spend a lot of money for entertainment. i think the best thing is to just walk the streets of the different neighbourhoods in manhattan and brooklyn and be amazed by the diversity. it will require an ulimited ride metro card, though...

anyways, i wish you a lot of fun! :)

lo said...

I feel the same exact way as you- I'm going to Australia with very little planned out and I'm so terrified I don't think I have space to be excited at the same time! I'm sure we'll both have amazing experiences and once we step foot on that plane it will all feel real! said...

I am relatively new to your blog - and love it! You will have the most WONDERFUL time while you are away and I am super envious! Embrace it :)

Great article on finding your true calling. I'm going through exactly that right now, forever sitting at my desk thinking "is this it?" Working on figuring out that next step!

Elimy said...

I've read 14, I'm with you. Shame on us. Let's get reading.

hope in high heels said...

It's the things that scare us most that are the ones we need to do... can't wait to hear all about it.

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