Inspiration: July 15

Inspiration July 14 >> Life In Limbo

“Stopping does not equal recovering.” Recovery is so important! Turn off. Do nothing.

An important message for us all.

Related: this article about talking about racism is 120% spot on.

I want every single thing on this list of travel essentials. Plus another set of my all-time favourite travel accessories.

Revisiting this article about “work-life balance” is always a good idea.

This list of productive things to do with 15 minutes really did motivate me to do something productive (unsubscribe from emails!), so if you want some motivation: here ya go.

Okay Tracy’s house is amazing, the end. This whole post just made me want to go into Nest Mode. More art is needed!

If you want to listen to a playlist of my favourite Latin songs right now, you can do so here. You probably don’t want to, but I’ve been listening to this playlist all week long…so.


I blinked and it was Thursday night. On Monday, I fly to New York City to see my boyfriend (!!!) and hang out with one of my best friends (!!!), and eat New York food (!!!!). I’m so excited, so I’m trying to get ahead on work stuff so that I can relax as much as possible next week. Since I was too tired to keep working, I decided to procrastinate and write this post – yay! Win-win. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Book Club: May & June

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I absolutely love to read, and I love to share the books I like best with other people. Every few months here on the blog I choose my favourites from what I’ve read lately and write about them. As always, you can see everything I’m reading on my Goodreads profile. You can also check out what I’m reading at #stephlovestoread on Instagram.

The past few months have been busy for my work life, and kind of slow for my reading life. While I don’t wish it were the other way around necessarily, I do know I have been neglecting some of the habits and practices that make me feel most like myself, and that includes reading (and writing this blog). I was excited to get home to Canada and be living five minutes away from the public library, which always motivates me to read more!

Even though it felt like I had read approximately zero books over the last couple of months, my trusty Goodreads profile tells me it’s not true. Here were the books I liked best from what I read lately:

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