Five Things Friday: June 11, 2021
Hello and welcome to Friday! You may have noticed I haven’t been posting on my regular schedule lately. That’s because adulting is hard and I’m struggling to adjust to “normal” life again!
Here’s an update on what I’ve been up to this week, along with my promise to get you some more consistent posts going forward.
Something that made me happy this week.
Finding this photo of my Grandpa reading to me when I was barely a year old. It’s made me consider how small moments like this may have contributed to who I am today. I didn’t know my grandpa well, and seeing us in this sweet moment made my heart happy. I’m going to frame it to display in my home office.
Something I read this week.
I’m currently reading an absolutely fascinating memoir called The Guild of the Infant Saviour by Megan Culhane Galbraith. I bought it because the format is similar to what I’m working on for my own memoir, it’s narrative interspersed with photos. The author’s story is very different from my own, she was adopted as a baby, but I’m surprised by how much I still relate to my search for my family history. Her own story is told in between anecdotes about the history of adoption in the US as well as specific programs and facilities that existed in the past for unwed mothers and babies up for adoption. It’s a truly powerful read that I recommend for any reader of memoir.
Something I did offline this week.
I went on my first hike of the year with my dear friend Candice and our dogs.
Something that I’m grateful for this week.
The opportunities available to me since the world has turned to online get togethers.
Something I’m looking forward to.
Attending sessions for Huntington Disease Society’s of America’s virtual conference happening over the next three days.
What made you happy this week?