Currently...(Vol. 42)

I haven't done a 'Currently' post in about a month! April has been a crazy busy month and while it doesn't seem like it will be slowing down anytime soon I'm ready to at least take a few minutes for myself and get this post out for you guys. 
Work has been busy (what else is new?) but I also dealt with a bit of an emotional heaviness this week. I don't know how closely you guys follow Youtube news but I recently found out about a Youtuber who (as a "prank") appeared to emotionally verbally, and at times physically abuse his children. I don't want to link to the channel and bring in more attention to them but watching the kids being put through a lot of emotional trauma reminded me of some of the heavier things in my past. I don't want to talk about what I went through here in my blog but I do want give everyone who has ever been put through abuse of any kind a big virtual hug. You are loved and no one deserves to be abused. 
Now that that's done, here are some of the things that I've been enjoying:

  • Reading: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman - I reviewed another book by the same Swedish author (it was called My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry) and thoroughly enjoyed it. So when I realized this particular book was adapted into a movie, I knew I had to read it. So far it's really great! It has the same sweet tone as the last book I read by him and I know that it will have a bittersweet ending but hey, I like bittersweet! You guys should definitely check out the film as well - it's on Amazon Prime if you have it!
  • Eating: Cantler's Riverside Inn - If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that Brian and I took a trip down to Annapolis, Maryland. Of course, being by the river we had to stop at Cantler's and have some of their famous crabs! We ate quite well and if you're ever in the area, I highly recommend that you stop by!
  • Listening: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah - I didn't know much about Trevor Noah before he took over The Daily Show. All I did know was that he was biracial and was from South Africa. After listening to this audiobook, I learned so much, not only about him and his struggles of growing up biracial during Apartheid, but about racial issues and even domestic abuse issues in general. If you're looking for a book to read or listen to, I think you should definitely check out this one. It will make you laugh and cry but it will also encourage you to think. 
  • Wearing: Milk Makeup Lip+Cheek - I recently picked up this cream blush/lip product at Sephora and I LOVE it! I have the shade 'Perk' which is a pretty coral color that's perfect for Spring and Summer. It's pretty much taken over for my usual NARS Multiple. 
Thanks for reading!

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  1. Oh I have no idea who you're talking about in the first part of your post but that sounds horrible! Who would do that? And then put it on youtube? I really hope someone steps in to help the kids, abuse is never okay. :(

    I can see why you'd have a hard time processing that, I am too. So sad.

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