Hey there, cuties!
How you doing? All gucci? Hanging 10? I’ve had a very strange month– it started with a bad reaction to a medication, then flying back to Boston for school, and my semester starting.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading, especially at the beginning of the month because I was really struggling when I was dealing with the medication thing. I thought I’d share them with you so you can enjoy them as well!
Article #1: The New York Times Article Re: Violins
This is an amazing article called “To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet” by Max Paradiso. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it’s an unbelievable story. I have to say, the way this is written is amazing and beautiful and so creative (you’ll see what I mean when you read it!). I’m interested in this of course because I’m a musician, but I think this is something anyone would enjoy because it’s completely crazy and also like really cool.
Article #2: Is Actually a Blog Post
This is a blog post by Lucy Moon (love her and her videos!) called “Toxic Friendships: How To Spot Them, How To Leave Them” from her blog. I got a lot of shit from people in high school when I broke off my friendship with a toxic friend, so I totally related to it. I also identify with it because I was a terrible friend in my senior year to one of my closest friends because we were growing apart and I was stubbornly holding on as tight as I can. Definitely recommend reading this, especially if you think you’re in this situation.
Article #3: Huffington Post Article Re: Hysterectomy
The last article I want to mention is from the Huffington Post, and it’s “I Needed A Hysterectomy At Age 31. Doctors Fought Me Every Step Of The Way.” by Ace Ratcliff. In it, Ace talks about how they had to deal with doctors tell them they wouldn’t perform a hysterectomy when they hadn’t had children yet because “You might change your mind about having children. Your future partner might want children!” (direct quote of a direct quote lol). The reason Ace didn’t/doesn’t want children was because of their EDS (Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome) and the risks it poses during childbirth, as well as not wanting to pass EDS onto their children.
I have to give a quick shout out to The Anna Edit because I’ve also been loving reading her blog, but I’m planning to make a full blog post about my wardrobe and that’s what she blogs about.
Any recommendations of things to read? Let me know! And make sure to check back on Thursday to see my favorites from this month!