What To Read On Medium This Week — 28
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Hello, fellow writers! I am back with this week’s reading list — I thoroughly enjoyed putting this together.
After the glorious feeling I wallowed in last week, I’ve been sort of feeling like Cinderella this week. I took on more than I could handle . . . but managed to get through it. I did reward myself by binge-watching a show, even if it meant staying up late, but I justified it to myself, saying that I was only relaxing — and it was only entertainment.
A tiny voice in my head reminded me that all screens should be put away at least an hour before bed, but I successfully squashed it and felt no remorse. A case of sorry, not sorry!
By the way, for those participating in the CC6 challenge — there is good news — the deadline has been extended to 31 May for the testimonials post. So hurry up and do yours — time will slip by in a trice!
With the busy week, I ended up making all sorts of one-dish meals. One of them was this delicious vegetable-filled roti (Indian flatbread). When I started off chopping the vegetables — a task I truly enjoy, I had something else in mind. Then I decided to mix it all up in flour and kneaded it; rolling it out and cooking it on the griddle was the next step. Look at what I made! The best part is the coriander (cilantro) seasoning and the finely chopped onions. We cannot manage more than one and a half of these — and we love it with a cup of yogurt and Indian pickles. I am drooling as I write this, can you imagine? Sigh. We also had a lovely almond-flaxseed fudge I made for dessert.
Oh yes, we did enjoy a big-ass mug of coffee afterward. Cooking from scratch — who knew I would delight in it so much? So happy to prove my mom right!
And now, this week’s enthralling reads. I love, love, loved them. Enjoy!
We all know that pets shower unconditional love on us. Not just that, they bring significant mental health benefits to those lucky enough to have them — or even borrow them! Mukundarajan V N’s wonderful post about how pet-sitting transformed an old man’s life is a heartwarming read.
I just met Sevgi Ikinci today via Ravyne Hawke’s beautiful post and was enchanted by her writing. In her post, she offers up 100 “when I was growing up” prompts and I am going to respond. I hope you join me — after you enjoy Sevgi’s exquisite post.
Next, Ravyne Hawke’s post about her writing journey, is what actually led me to Sevgi’s post above. A beautiful post where she talks about the first time she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up — and how it has always been writing, for her. I identify with why she writes ❤
I am a big fan of Keanu Reeves (the actor) and found this delightful post about his impromptu book that came about when he wrote a note for his friend. Big thanks to Linda Caroll for this post. Love the book — I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time!
How do you stay motivated when you don’t feel like trying? Evon has some great tips to keep you going.
When I read the title of Mike Lewis’ post, I was intrigued. Read it to know what I mean — I love the way he’s packed inspiration into this engaging story! I don’t think I want to be stalked by a lion, though, as much as I would like to pet one!
One of the most brilliant reads this week for me is by The Garrulous Glaswegian where she talks about what Medium is good for. Her turn of phrase, her wit and humor are evident in this fabulous piece.
I totally get Frederik Verhagen’s angst about how ads are ruling our screens and I share his annoyance. I mean, how much more screen space are we supposed to sacrifice to marketers?
If you are interested in knowing what’s trending on Medium this week, read this interesting post by the Medium Creators. Might help you plan what topics to focus on, if that’s your thing.
For the bookworms among us, Gereon Wellmann ⚡suggests 7 books to focus on this year. So check it out and enrich your TBR list.
My friend Sandra Pawula wrote a post that grabbed my heart right away — she lists reasons why we should marry ourselves. I cannot think of a better way to practice self-love — if we don’t love ourselves…imagine! Loved the post!
As a big fan of music, I truly enjoyed this post by Isa Nan in The Riff — about five one-hit wonders that made millions from their only hits — talk about magnum opuses. Cool eh?
And that’s it from me this week. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!
This week’s inspiring quote:
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
― William W. Purkey
Until next week!
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