My favorite finds from around the web:
• 12 girls from fiction who are their own heroes. “Our girls — and boys — love to read books that reflect the strong and independent females they see in the real world, stories with young heroines who save themselves, and others, from the dangers of daily life or magical adventures with a combination of grit, intelligence, wit, and perseverance.”
• Endless September (10 quick rules). aka, Seth Godin tells you how not to accidentally be a menace to others and yourself on the internet.
• The bullet journal, minus the hype, is actually a really good planner. “Go ahead, roll your eyes. But bullet journals are an amazing productivity tool, if you can learn to adapt them to your life. No colored pens required.”
• 9 secrets of the most productive working women. “Plenty of people are able to combine big jobs, families and personal time just fine.”
On the blog:
• One year ago: when you’re good at overcomplicating things. “Some things in life are inherently complicated, but that doesn’t mean I need to make things more complicated than they need to be.”
• Two years ago: The bored housewife as plot point. “The bored housewife, though an oft-used trope, is rarely done well. Novelists and screenwriters use it cheaply, as a cliché.”
• Three years ago: On marriage and fear and disappearing doors. “You can never recover what you never tried at all,” he said, warning us, because too often we don’t recognize the danger until the door has shut and the opportunity is gone.”
• Five years ago: Best book you’ve never heard of on … housekeeping.
Have a great weekend!