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Woman With A Plan - Issue #13

“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and m

Woman With A Plan

January 5 · Issue #13 · View online
Weekly thoughts, ideas, and information from one woman to another.

“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.” Anaïs Nin

For Auld Lang Sigh
On a sunny New Year’s Day here in Seattle, my family and I enjoyed a walk along a rocky beach in a nearby park, and as an impromptu activity, I told everyone to look for a special stone. When they were satisfied with their choices, I suggested that each of us share one wish for the coming year before throwing our rocks into Puget Sound for luck. Mine was for family adventures in 2018 (vague, I know). My husband was more specific with a dream vacation to Europe. My 7-year-old hoped to read as much Harry Potter as possible, and my 5-year-old planned to earn a Lego set. In his infinite wisdom, my 2-year-old wished to throw his rock into the water and immediately chucked it in. Mission accomplished. I’ve been thinking a lot about resolutions this week, and how to start the New Year off right. Should I repeat last year’s failed attempt at meditating each day? Improve my nutrition? Unplug and read more books? It all sounds a bit daunting. If there’s one thing to take away from our family exercise, maybe it’s that with or without lofty goals, we should remember to embrace the small opportunities that bring us happiness each day. Just pick up a rock and throw it. 
via @newyorkercartoons
Media Diet
Happy New Year, indeed! This was an exciting announcement to wake up to on January 1st. Looking forward to a black carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday. #timesup ⏲️💪🖤
Jee-zus. The man is unhinged. Sounds like this may be the reason for the post-New Year tweetstorm. Looking forward to this barn-burner of a book. 
In stark contrast, President Obama reminds us what an appropriate use of social media looks like. [sigh]
Speaking of presidents who know how to behave like world leaders, I enjoyed this charming interview of Obama by Prince Harry. [double sigh]
Loved (and cried over) this post by one of my favorite bloggers on finding love after the death of a partner. So happy for Lucy and John. 💓
Shut it down, Gretchen
Congratulations to Hoda! But what about Kathie Lee?
I enjoyed this list of 9 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2018, though I take exception to point #3. #dirtyhairdontcare
Nooo! Terrible news for Game of Thrones fans. I’ll just have to envision Dany and Jon doing this until they get off the boat next year.
My love of 1990s jazz-funk fusion is finally paying off
Oh Paris, your taste in jewelry is outdated as you are. On a related note, seriously? 🙄
via @lisacongdon
Open Tabs
Anthropologie is running through the last of their sale items with an additional 40% off, including these beauty sets and these cool beaded pouches.
I might have to treat myself this shirt to start the year off right. 
In my quest for the perfect block heel pump, I discovered these beauties on sale at Shopbop. But wait! They’re even further marked down herehere and here
Curious to try this nourishing eye balm after reading supermodel Helena Christiansen’s recommendation. 
During a trip to the library last week, I happened to discover this collection of Bee Shapiro’s Skin Deep column for the NY Times. It’s chock-a-block full of beauty tips, best read in small portions. I’m most intrigued by this Christophe Robin exfoliating scrub for your scalp. 🤔
Stay toasty, friends
Have a Cozy Weekend. ❄️🥂
Woman With A Plan is weekly newsletter by Sarah Richey, a Seattle-based working mom of three feminists in the making.
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