It’s been exactly one year since my very first post, which is really hard to believe! The past twelve months have been a lot of fun, but also a bit of an experiment, so I appreciate all of your patience between posts (I know you’re all losing sleep over it). As always, I would welcome any feedback you may have or any topics you’d like to see more of going forward. When thinking about my hopes for South of Main’s second year, I aim to post more consistently and introduce some new (and exciting) features!
Thank you to all of my devoted readers out there (that’s you, mom) and cheers to an ever better year 2!
Pray for Boston and all of the families affected by this horrible tragedy.
I can’t imagine how terrifying this experience must have been and I can’t stop putting myself in the scenario and picturing what it must have been like. Being a runner and having walked those streets many, many times, it feels way too close to home. My heart goes out to everyone who had to go through such a traumatizing event in our history and let’s hope that we can put an end to all of this violence. This is the time for us to come together and make light of a very dark situation. It’s moments like this when I feel way too far away from home.
So proud to be from Boston and so thankful that all of my friends and family are safe.
Have you guys heard of The Skimm yet? If so, feel free to move on to your next blog, and if not, read on…
The Skimm is basically the skinny on
all most of the top headlines for the day, with all wordiness extracted. Read: a quick and easy to read one page newspaper (targeted towards people like me). The Skimm is sent out daily around 6:00am, giving you enough time to download and pull up on your iPhone before your morning commute. It’s free to sign up and doesn’t require anything besides an email address. Each newsletter is broken down into about 10 topics for the day, with titles like:
What to say about football…
What to say while working…
What people are horrified by…
What to say on a date…
Let’s be honest ladies…these are important topics. While many people read the morning paper over their cup of coffee and are able to extract the headlines themselves, I am not one of them. I am the busy body of all busy bodies and have the tendency to try to fit way too much in to too little time, hence, never make time to read the paper. The idea behind The Skimm is genius because with all of the distractions we have (Facebook, Twitter, INSTAGRAM – I have a problem) it helps our generation to stay up to date on current events without taking too much time out of our busy days (Gchatting…).
It’s worth checking out if you have any interest in what’s going on in the world outside of Facebook.
After several months of toying with the idea of starting a blog, I have finally decided to bite the bullet. How am I going to differentiate myself? Well, the truth is, I probably won’t. But I am going to start this thing anyway and you can take it or leave it!
The idea behind this blog is to capture the ongoing discussions I have with friends on “what to wear”, recent trips, hidden gems, “obsessions” and the like. Because my day job takes up 90% of my life (snore), I’d like to make this a creative outlet that I hope others can use as an escape from their every day (not that I ever look at blogs at work…).
So here, I give you, my collection of thoughts on life, travel, relationships, fashion, food, decor…and living in the moment.