I’ve been fortunate enough to stumble upon some wonderful things during the month of June. And I mean that whole-heartedly.
I keep having these moments where I launch into a conversation with someone—a friend or relative—and beg them to look into this new site, blog, project I discovered. For two reasons:
- I want to be able to talk with them about it.
- I want others to find said amazingness* and spread it like a wildfire.
*I don’t think I made that word up, but it’s not real.
So here are my beautiful June discoveries.
Wild Sister Magazine: just launched this month and I already bought the first edition for $2. There’s a link to the store in my sidebar. Beautiful women come together to share beautiful stories, poetry, artwork. Digital. Networked. Love.
Love Drop T-shirts: In case you didn’t know, I’m part of the Blogger Network and help out with PR for Love Drop, an organization that helps one family each month across the country. And now you can pre-order vintage-looking t-shirts with the logo. I’m a sucker for vintage tees.
People Of The Second Chance: I have Lauren Lankford to thank for this one; they featured one of her posts and I saw it on twitter and fell in love with the mission to give, receive and be a second chance. I’m POSTC because we rarely get anything right the first time, and we shouldn’t have to.
Pretty Young Professional: This site’s dedicated to helping young women get and survive their jobs. I might have to snuggle up next to it for the next nine months because I just had a minor panic attack about what I’m doing with my life (I’ll graduate in May).
50 Love Stories: I don’t know Ally Spots, but someone tweeted this post of hers and it’s beautiful. A compilation of the first sentence of 50 different love stories and guest what? Every one is different. Every. Single. One.
29 Ways to Stay Creative: Thank you @maddielfrancis for tweeting this list. It’s for the creatives and the not-so-creative-but-I-wish-I-was people. Real things you can do to spark some energy when your fire burns out.
My best friend’s sister just graduated high school and showed us her senior portfolio. This self-portrait of her breathing fire will blow your mind (it’s almost life-size and this isn’t even the finished version). She’s selling her work, too.
I Kissed Dating Hello: I listen to Elvis Duran & The Morning Show now on the way to my internship last week they talked about how our generation doesn’t date. I’ll admit dating freaks me out, but I’m not into hooking up either (like Elvis suggested). This Christian-based website is a counterargument to the idea that us 20somethings don’t like to date/don’t know how to date.
What Men Really Want: Max has a way of taking a complex concept and boiling it down to the perfect visual sentence. I’m addicted to his storytelling abilities and this post from early this week is no different. I am betting a whole host of women are counting on Max to be one among many who feel this way.
Those are my absolute favorites. I don’t even have enough time to find all there is out there, so if you want to share some of yours, please do. I want to know what you fell in love with on the Internet.
By the way, every month I send out a short + sweet newsletter brimming with cool finds related to the monthly theme. It'd be stellar if you subscribed. If it's not worthy, it doesn't go in the newsletter. That. Simple.