This year was wild. Incredibly disturbing and depressing in many ways, but very joyful in others. I have a long list of things that inspired me, made me laugh and cry, and appreciate each day.
I have everything in the slideshows below, click the photos to check all these things out.
I've also got lists below them. Enjoy!
- Wendy Mcnaughton's illustrations of the Women's March
- This ridiculous chocolate-puff pastry almond braid "recipe" from Buzzfeed.
- Pod Save America. Duh.
- All the students at Yoga on Ridley. Seriously, teaching has been so fun this year and I love you all! Thank you a million times over for your support and your practice.
- American Vandal on Netflix. One of the funniest shows I've seen in a very long time.
- The Indivisible Movement. Especially original authors of the Indivisible guide Ezra Levin, Jeremy Haile, Leah Greenberg, and Angel Padilla. However, I am most grateful for local activists such as Carrie Klaus for heading up the local chapter, SoIndivisible. This isn't over, 2018 has got to be bigger and badder to take back the House.
- Bullet journaling. I know, it's a total fad, but I love it! If you're a list maker, it is fabulous. I still all appointments and events in my Google calendar, but I use it a master list book. I love it.
- The People are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage by Jared Yates Sexton. Sexton is a journalist who lives in Georgia, originally a Hoosier, who attended close to every Trump rally leading up to the election. It is hard to read, but necessary to understand what's happening right now.
- Evans & Tate Fresh as a Daisy Sauvignon Blanc 2016. This wine was recommended to me for Thanksgiving dinner by my local wine shop and it was delicious! Bought several bottles after the holiday...
- Andrew's garden. He has added two additional raised beds for next year and I am so excited. We've had so much for with it and Andrew seems to be a natural at it. Given how warm the fall was, we had tomatoes forever!
- Sarah Kendzior. It feels strange to list her as a favorite since reading her stuff can possibly send you into a panic, but her voice is vital right now. I first found her by listening to this interview on November 18th, 2016 and was blown away. Find her, read her stuff, listen to her interviews, and stay vigilant.
- HAIM's album Something to Tell You