It’s no secret that I’ve been battling postpartum anxiety (with a touch of depression). It’s pretty easy for me to only see the big scary monsters of the world. In that vein, today I wanted to talk about some things I’m loving, some things that put a smile on my face and make me feel like the world isn’t so bad after all.
This list is pretty eclectic. But then again, so am I. 🙂
Better Now, Post Malone
As I was mentioning the other day to my blogger friend Jeff Cann, I sometimes live under a rock in terms of pop culture (this subject came about since I had never heard of a film called Crocodile Dundee). Anyway, I am pretty sure Post Malone is some famous dude (band? IDK).
This song, though … absolute eargasm! Holy crap you guys, Better Now is my new go-to song for pretty much everything … writing, running, driving, literally everything.
LGBT Representation in Commercials
It has made me so, so happy and hopeful for humanity to start seeing more and more LGBT representation in commercials. And not in a shoehorned this-is-crucial-to-the-plot way. Just in an it-just-so-happens way.
I first noticed this Capital One commercial. The couple around 15 seconds are what I read to be a biracial queer couple, and I’m loving it.
Then, this past week, I noticed this commercial from AT&T, which features a couple who happen to be gay handing off their kids to a babysitter for the evening.
Now, to be fair, I loathe AT&T for their godawful pricing schemes and veritable monopoly where I live, as I was recently mentioning to my blogger friend Galby68 over at At Least I Have a Friggin Glass. BUT, I loathe them a little bit less for the sole fact that they put this commercial out there that represents families who don’t fit the stereotypical mold. (Shout out to all the other families created through either science or adoption!).
Plastic Straws Going the Way of the Dodo
Two of my favorite companies, Starbucks and Disney, have both pledged to heavily reduce their usage of plastics. I already bring reusable grocery bags everywhere I shop, and I bring my own reusable mug to coffee shops, but I love seeing this become more mainstream.
There’s not really much to say about this one other than … hooray!!!
So, that’s it for the things I’m loving this week. Tell me, what are you loving in the world right now? Is it something tasty? Something that helps others? Something beautiful?
Until next time,