We made it through another week! I’m looking forward to a slower paced weekend because this week has been a busy one for me. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite things from the past week.
Quiet by Susan Cain
I started reading Quiet on Monday and I’m thoroughly hooked. I’m definitely an introvert and I can’t even count the number of times that I’ve been asked during job interviews if being an introvert works to my advantage or disadvantage at work. It can be a tricky question to answer depending on the job I was interviewing for!
Quiet (affiliate link) is a non-fiction book about how undervalued introverts are in North American and European cultures, and as a result how much societies lose out in doing so. While I’m not finished reading it yet, I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m finding myself nodding along with some of the things Susan has written that I’ve found true for myself as an introvert.
She even goes into the history of psychology a bit in the beginning and talks about how from as far back as the 1920’s and 1930’s, prestigious universities like Yale and Harvard looked down on introvert applicants because they didn’t think that companies would want to hire them after they had graduated!
If you’re an introvert, or even just interested in the psychology behind personality, and the culture of extrovert and introverts, be sure to check out Quiet.
I’ve had Homeland on my to watch list since I first signed up for Netflix a few years ago. I finally started watching it last month and I’ve really started to get into the last week or so.
I loved Claire Danes in My So-Called Life back in the 90’s, it was an easy choice to watch Homeland. I’ve had a couple friends tell me that they really enjoyed it too.
Homeland is a spy thriller that focuses on a couple of CIA employees. Claire Danes plays one of the main characters who works for the CIA and has bipolar disorder. I’m mid way through the first season and the final and last season will air on TV on late 2019.
Gyms/yoga studios with air conditioning
We had our first really hot day in Calgary this week. Tuesday the high was 32 C or 90 F. I know that they may not be hot for some people, but it was hot for me. Generally homes aren’t built with air conditioning here in Calgary, and ours is no different. Needless to say it felt like hotter than 32 C inside the house when I went to bed.
Thankfully both my gym and the Yoga Shala have air conditioning. I was able to get my cardio workout in at the gym on the elliptical. It wasn’t too hit yet when I went the gym in the morning, but it was definitely felt better than doing cardio outside.
Just before dinner time I headed over to the Yoga Shala for an ashtanga class. I hadn’t taken an ashtanga class in close to two months, so I was really excited to finally get back to the Shala for one. It was pretty hot by that point, and as soon as I opened the door and stepped into the Yoga Shala, the air conditioning felt amazing! The first thing I said to the person working the desk was that it felt so nice and cool. I’m pretty sure that I was sweating within 5 minutes of the class starting, but at least I got a bit of time before class to cool off.
I definitely appreciated having a couple spots throughout the day that I could go to and cool off a bit.
What’s a show on Netflix you’re currently loving?
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