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Royal Round Up, Vol 4: Week 10

 Happy Saturday! I spent most of my day in bed, watching Youtube videos and then had to get up, get dressed and head out to a wake for my mom's cousin. It was very sad and draining so I'm happy to be back home and in bed, again. I made myself a cauliflower pizza, settled in to watch Dateline and read "She Said" by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey. 

I've had this book in my possession for almost a year and finally felt like I was in a place to read it. Well, it's no surprise the two journalists won the Pulitzer Prize. The documentation of their writing and aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein article... the one that launched #MeToo is astounding. I'm almost done and of course will do a Book Review Wednesday on it, but wow, I am in awe of the power of journalism and in the voices of survivors.

We're quickly approaching the one year anniversary of NYC going into lockdown which will be an entirely different post but the feeling of hitting a pandemic wall hit me hard this week. I'm just tired, in all aspects of life and don't really know how to get back into the swing of things. Whenever I say I'm going to take time to reset my routines and think about things, I never do because whenever I have free time, I just collapse into bed. Self-care is key, folks.

This week was also hard because it was the 5 year anniversary of my dad's death. I did a follow up grief post last year around this time because I had just lost my aunt, and everything was really difficult. I might do another one soon because grief and death are so apparent right now and it's so sad. 

Let's stop talking about sad things and get into the week's roundup!



Pink Positivity of the Week 

I've been doing so good with my no shopping! I almost broke this week but I held strong and I think I'm making real progress in fighting the impulse to shop. I think this will be another blog post in the future, probably once Lent is over but I'm going to try my hardest to keep up the good work, not impulse shop, and save more than I spend.

Another positive is that the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview is tomorrow at 8 PM on CBS and I am very excited. I'm also very nervous for the aftermath of what will happen but really looking forward to what they will say. I just did a rant for my newsletter that I will be sending out tomorrow so make sure to sign up here. For the past month or so, I've been doing celebrity + other random topics (like books/reading) for my newsletter and I think I found my niche. Most of the newsletters have a personal touch surrounded by a larger topic and don't really make sense for a blog post. It's interesting and we'll see where it goes! 

Links I Loved

What You Missed on Royally Pink

And I didn't buy anything this week, woo!

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!
xoxo
B