Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weekly Reads, Vol. 27

This post is going up a little later than I planned because I had a one track mind this morning -- concert tickets.  Specifically, The Fray and Andy Grammer concert tickets.  I've been wanting to see Andy for years but the times he came close, the show was either "contest winner only" or didn't fit in my schedule.  Finally, I will see him this August.  From the fourth row.  I am beyond excited.

Feel free to listen to this song (one of my favorites on his newest album) before or while you read the links below:

And ... on to this week's favorite posts.

Earlier this week, I linked up with a bunch of fabulous bloggers for posts on happiness. They were all fantastic write-ups, but Gabrielle's was the one that struck me the most.  It's about how to find happiness at any turn, even when it doesn't seem like there's much to be happy about. If you're not following her blog, you should.  She speaks candidly about her past battles with drug addiction (something I think is grossly misunderstood in our society) as well as her journey to living a better life and helping others do the same.

Kati Rose proved once again this week that she might be one of my blogger doppelgangers. I relate so much to the things she posts.  "Feeling That Funk" definitely struck a chord with me.  I've been dealing with a lot of those same emotions and thoughts lately.

It's perfect that the next one is the latest from Nicole at A Life Less Bullshit.  It's titled, "This One's For the Control Freaks."  She pretty much nailed how I feel much of the time, and clearly I'm not alone based on her words, the comments, and the number of likes when I shared this on Facebook.

I'm very guilty of counting my flaws. And I've been doing a lot of that lately.  The Frenemy totally gets this.  I feel like I need to print out these words from her post and tack them up everywhere -- "I am not perfect. I am in a slump. I feel bad today, and it is okay." In a slump isn't bad.  Flaws aren't all bad.  Sometimes it's hard to remember that.

Happy Saturday everyone!


  1. We really do seem to be on similar wavelengths! Which has been incredibly rewarding to find as a blogger friend :) I don't know if it's still this way or not, but I know I read a blog post where the girl was able to meet Andy Grammar/see his tour bus after the show due to doing something on his app with her concert tickets. Worth checking it out!

  2. Good choices!

    Congratulations on getting those concert tickets! That will be a great show!


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