I ended last week with absolutely no energy. After working several 15 hour days in a row and getting very little sleep all week, I was a total mess by the time Saturday rolled around. I knew I needed to hunker down at home over the weekend and recharge my batteries. Everyone has their own method for recharging – working out, going out with friends, sleeping for 13 hours straight. My coping mechanism? Rewatching some of my favorite comfort TV shows. You know what I’m talking about! Shows you’ve watched from start to finish a million times. Shows that just make you feel like you’re hanging out with old friends. Today I’m sharing five comfort TV shows that always lift my spirits.
So here’s the deal. I’m super Type A. I love to plan ahead. I don’t love surprises (unless I’m throwing someone else a surprise party!). So I was as surprised as anyone when, out of the blue, I booked a trip to Japan for 10 days.
Have you been wondering where my January book reviews are? Yeah, me too. I did a fair amount of reading in January, but not quite enough to finish any one book.
To be honest, I’ve had a hard time convincing myself to do much reading lately. I feel more like going out with friends, watching TV, or working, rather than curling up with a book. So this wasn’t a month for extra-long literary works. Instead I gravitated toward easy reads that just kept me turning the page.
So it’s been a month since Inauguration Day and the Women’s March on Washington. Yeesh. It feels more like a year. In the first few weeks post-Inauguration, I burned myself out. I was marching every weekend, calling my senators every chance I got, and staring at Twitter every waking moment. I’ve been politically engaged and active in electoral politics for as long as I can remember, but I’m new to activism, and have found myself unsure how to be effective since the Women’s March. Something had to change, so I reached out to a friend to get some advice on activism.