September 12, 2022

😩 Feeling like it's the Mondayest of Mondays?


It's National Day of Encouragement, a skill I am sorely lacking when it comes to myself. If your year has been anything like mine and you're beating yourself up for it, I encourage you (and me) to go a little easier on yourself. At least that's what my husband/Boredwalk co-founder Matt would say. This is something I find almost impossible to do, so if you have that same tendency, you're not alone.  
Other things I would like to encouage today that are probably good for all of us:
• Less screen time! Connect with a friend offline. Connect with yourself and do some journaling or activities from our new activity book! Connect with a powerful supernatural force you can enthrall and compel to do your bidding. Just connect with something other than that endless doomscroll we all seem to find so compelling.
• Do something nice for yourself! Have that extra slice of cake, treat yourself to a cozy new hoodie (fall is coming fast), or disappear into an inter-dimensional portal for some much needed away time! You deserve it.
• Don't let the b*stards grind you down – thrive out of spite instead! 😈
this email is too wholesome, I need to bathe in sin gif
Bathing in sin IS self-care; I'll allow it!
Alright, let's have a look at what's interesting about past September 12ths!
• Born on this day: singer/actress Jennifer Hudson (1981), vertically endowed basketball player Yao Ming (1980), singer/songwriter Barry White (1944), track and field Olympian Jesse Owens* (1913), and actress Emmy Rossum** (1986)

* Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics and was credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy." Love it!

** Rossum is probably best known for starring in Showtime's Shameless, a show I found highly relatable. It's rare that TV shows depict the lives of kids growing up with highly dysfunctional parents, and that show absolutely nailed it.
• On this day in 1981 Hanna-Barbera's The Smurfs first aired in North America

• On this day in 1992 physician Mae C. Jemison became the first African American woman to go to space
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We'll be back here in your inbox on Wednesday with some more random holidays to observe, historical tidbits to acknowledge, and fun links to entertaining content! Until next time...
Peace, love, and encouragement,