The best of [April]

Originally published on Post Grad Purpose

Well, it’s May 1 (hello birthday month!) and I’ve got to say, April really flew by. I went to Florida, was published on (check it out below), and fiiiiiinally launched Post Grad Purpose. I also did a lot of reading (as I tend to do), and watched/listened to some things, and I thought I’d share some of that. Check out some of my faves from the past month:

What I’ve been {watching}

  • Ingrid Nilsen So I have no idea where Ingrid Nilsen, aka my dream BFF, has been all my life, but I am so happy I finally discovered her. In case you’ve also been out of the loop, she’s a YouTuber who makes videos about beauty, fashion, and general lifestyle advice. She has a very calming presence and soothing voice (is that a weird thing to say?) and I’ve felt inspired by her to put myself out there more. Finding her channel is what motivated me to finally start this little blog.
  • Scrubs I found out a couple weeks ago that on May 2 Netflix will be removing Scrubs and I’ve been binge-watching hard to prepare for its absence. Scrubs (the most medically accurate show BTW) is hilarious and smart and dark and dramatic and it somehow pulls all of these things off perfectly. Netflix has threatened to pull it many times in the past, but fans always rally to keep it around. No word yet on what will happen this time around. *fingers crossed*

What I’ve been {reading}

  • Big Little Lies The book (and the show) everyone is talking about. Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon, and honestly, I don’t even care. This book was amazing! Do yourself a favor and read it ASAP.
  • The Big Life As a former subscriber of Seventeen magazine, you better believe I was all over this book by it’s past editor, Ann Shoket. It’s a career advice book for millennials that acknowledges how stressful and chaotic post grad life is (HELLO!) – Shoket’s advice: “Embrace the mess.” [Full review coming soon]
  • Selena Gomez’s Vogue cover story I have always LOVED Selena Gomez and one of the reasons why is because of how real she is. Her April cover story in Vogue is no exception. Selena speaks candidly about her mental health issues, which I think is pretty inspiring for other twenty-somethings who feel alone in their struggles with pressure and stress.

What I’ve been {listening to}

  • Ladies Who Lunch I know I already mentioned Ingrid Nilsen, but hey, finding her YouTube channel led me to finding her podcast and I’m hooked. I’ve never really been into podcasts before, but this one has changed everything. It’s by Ingrid and her friend/fellow YouTuber Cat Valdez (who I’m not super crazy about, but Ingrid balances the show out) and they talk about, well, pretty much everything. They tackle social issues, relationships, personal identities, and a lot of other things affecting people in their twenties.
  • The Moana soundtrack on repeat Who says post grads can’t love Disney? The Moana soundtrack is straight fire 🔥 🔥 🔥

Post Grad Reads


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