I thought I would be doing these "best of the week" posts every Monday, but somehow they always seem to come out a little late... anyway, enjoy!
How to laugh your way into a journalism career—so much great advice in here. I loved this line—"There are many young people who are entrepreneurial mediastarters, engaging writers, technological whizzes … and yet they can’t spell [and] have never heard of AP style"—it's what I always say: grammar matters! Of course, my favorite piece of advice was to "start a blog only 10 people read." Isn't that what I'm doing here? ;)
I adored this article asking readers to Stop instagramming your perfect life—because none of us have a perfect life, and the most important things in life can't be captured in a status update.
This article was especially interesting for me because of conversations Frank and I have been having recently about our internet use after we get married. He's thinking about getting rid of his Facebook entirely, and the apartment we want to rent doesn't include free internet so we're talking about giving that up as well (we would still be able to use it in the lobby and other places). That seems so dire to me—life without internet? How would I survive? How would I update my blog?! But honestly, my horrified reaction to the idea is exactly what gave me pause. Am I that dependent on it? Maybe I should give up internet, just to prove that I can ... and I have a sneaky suspicion that my offline relationships would strengthen and grow as a result.
Lillian and I have been talking about this gorgeous blog post all week. Lindsay has such a beautiful family and we adored this great post about welcoming each child as a unique, irreplaceable blessing. The culture of life is a glorious thing to behold.
A simple way to pray from our good Pope Francis—a great post to share with kids.
I recently discovered this absolutely darling blog called A Daily Something and her recent post about defending the rights of homeschoolers was fantastic, and especially interesting in light of last week's conversation. However each of us decides to educate our children, we can all agree that families deserve the right to homeschool! Please do check it out.
I have about a million other articles saved to share with you all, but I'll save them for next week's best of the week, which will probably be mostly about marriage. Can you tell it's my favorite topic these days? :)
Happy Thursday, dear friends!