July reads - links!
I could share an article I came across about going back to school and dealing financially with your investment in yourself, but the actual coping mechanism is living on bread, eggs and realising you can't justify a McFlurry. Squirrel away your second year post-graduate fees earlier. Also, don't go on some European weekend away because you feel you should.
Here are some links I actually enjoyed reading. The last one came via a very honest and lovely friend.
This article on the transformation and management of Bhad Bhabie. The MVP of this narrative is the bodyguard. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/magazine/the-big-business-of-becoming-bhad-bhabie.html?mc=contentTWintl&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev
Ask E. Jean is the only advice columnist I actually rate, because who else would tell you to calm down, it takes a year for a nose job to settle? https://www.elle.com/life-love/ask-e-jean/a22076500/ask-e-jean-my-nose-looks-even-worse-after-surgery-and-its-affecting-my-self-esteem/
'The secret to my success? Antidepressants.' Thought this was a great exploration of insecurity and getting on with things. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/opinion/antidepressants-depression-creativity.html
Also, movies/TV I watched this week:
Hotel Artemis - I love Jodie Foster and the movie Contact is one of the best ever made. Therefore I can't issue an objective judgment about any of her work. SHE IS JODIE FOSTER. Here she is discovering aliens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9G5lrxTF6k
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - Exactly what you expect. Meryl is dead. Pierce isn't let rip the green screen with his vocal cords this time round. Lily James glows. Waterloo song and dance very fun.
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 - Holy mother of Christ. This season was one of the roughest things I've ever watched but I loved it? The middle few episodes are a pub platter of women being absolute c***s to each other but the last episode is wonderful. Bradley Whitford and Madeline Brewer are scene stealers.