internet stuff for reading enjoyment

Happy Good Friday! I hope your hands and face are just covered with chocolate and you can't possibly take your eyes away from the computer because you can't touch the screen or any keys without covering them in delicious, delicious chocolate products. I am on call until tomorrow morning and then I'm driving back to Toronto to hibernate for two days. Simply thinking about curling up in bed with my books and an inappropriately large sized bowl of mini eggs is giving me the shivers. What are you folks up to? I hope you eat some fancy food and that the easter bunny (whatever that is) comes to visit you. In the meantime, here's some stuff from around the internet for your reading enjoyment!
on repeat all week in my house

Jane Austen quotes for the frustratedly single (ahem)

productivity tips to keep you moving forward, I'm a fan of number 2

some fun desktop wallpapers to keep your eyes happy

want to start a new summer project? Here's how to start your own podcast and how to start a book club

the making of a teenage midwife 

for your bar cart: DIY cocktail bitters sugar cubes which, just saying, would be perfect in this drink

excuse me while I never come out of my kitchen because I'm baking and eating this rhubarb coffee cake and because it's Easter these earl grey hot cross buns, too

Looking for a very simple yet elegant hair style? Try this one out

Have a fantastic chocolate covered weekend!


two more weeks

Just two more weeks left. 
Two more weeks of being on call, and problem solving and hanging out with pregnant women and being a little midwife in training. 
I don't want it to be over. For some reason the universe was in a good mood when assigning life experiences, and I ended up with a really wonderful placement. All the midwives at my practice are kind, and easy to get along with, and seem like they want students to do well. So, of course I don't want that to end. 
I mean, I am tired. And sick. Oh boy am I sick. Hacking up a lung and trying not to sound like an 86 year old woman with liver spots is the entirety of my "to do" list. It's fucking digesting. And, like, really awful being around brand new babies and pregnant women. Like "oh, excuse me while I having this coughing fit while I am giving you a vaginal exam, sorry was that super awkward and uncomfortable?" 
So once I am not sick, I have one more paper to write and then two more weeks of midwifery fun and then home. 
Home for the summer. *sighs* I'm having a lot of feelings about this summer. It's my last break before I graduate and then get to apply for real grown-ass woman midwifery jobs. So I want it to count. My fear is that I will be bored. I'm turning 25 in June. People who are turning 25 shouldn't be bored. Well, two more weeks and then I can work on figuring out how to be un-bored. I have given 1000% of my mental energy to being in placement and being present so it's actually kind of surprising that I have this whole life to keep living. Delightful, but strange. I think this is probably the part where I should start making "goals" and "intentions" and figuring out "what direction my life is going in" because if one more person asks "what are your plans for the summer?" I'm just going to say "polygamy!!!" (because they don't actually care and how awesome would that be?) At the risk of this being the most obvious statement since the age of marriage and childbearing increased: being in your twenties is weird. It totally is, right? It's like your not quite allowed the same forgiveness that people give 18 year olds but you're also not 30 and don't have your life entirely "together" (even though everyone who is 30 is all "oh that won't ever happen so don't worry about it kid", thanks, that's...reassuring). Blech. Maybe some answers will just come up and smack me in the face this summer, or fall into my lap, or find me on Tindr. Fingers crossed on that last one. 
Well writing this has drained my energy reserve so I'm going to go lie in the fetal position until my phone rings and demands that I do something else. 
And hey, thanks for reading. You're the best. 

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internet stuff for reading enjoyment

Oh don't mind me, just sitting in my bed, surrounded by a pile of used tissues and empty emergen-c packets. I have a spring cold, and it's really kind of disgusting and most inconvenient. I suppose this is what happens when one works in hospitals. You guys, I'm finished my placement in three weeks. Three weeks. Did I do that thing with the expressing a thought and then re-expressing it in italics to really emphasize how unbelievable it is? Oh yes? Well carry on then. (But just in case three weeks!) They seem like both the longest and shortest three weeks of my life. Thankfully, the weather is improving dramatically. I might be throwing caution to the wind by saying this out loud but Spring is, I think, here to stay. We have had some gloriously sunny days. Days that warranted bare feet in flats and the lightest weight trench coats. Beers on patios are just around the corner! I'm also reading a very interesting novel, it's kind of giving me the heebie-jeebies but it's really well written and making me want to read more, so I will move bravely forward. I'm on-call this weekend but hoping to go to a local maple syrup farm for a fun afternoon! What are you guys up to? Here's some stuff from around the internet for your reading enjoyment...

excellent life intel: how to flirt

girl, you've got to love yourself first

a lost art we could all rediscover

5 things to do before you make a big decision

for my avid reader readers: books worth binge-reading and also 6 addictive books worth reading

up your travel photography game

actual life hack: the three product make-up bag

you had me at gin: 10 gin drinks to make this spring 

a quick, healthy and filling snack

totally jamming out to this this weekend

I'm a bit overexcited about this recipe

Have a fantastic weekend!