5 Things That Bring Me Joy
by Sara Voigt (@meaningfulmadness)
If you know anything about me, you know my very favorite thing to do is to do a non-bookish Bookish Fave. This is how I rebel. You can't put me in a box. So, for today's Bookish Fave, I will be concentrating on absolutely nothing bookish. Today, I want to talk about non-bookish things that bring me great joy. Lately, I have been trying to find joy in what I consume whenever I can because I know you all know, there is a lot of really upsetting stuff out there. So, while I stay abreast of what is happening in our world and want to stay educated, I also try to select a few things in my life that allow me a bit of an escape. So, I wanted to share these things with you. Here they are:
TV Show: New Girl
This sitcom that ran from 2011-2018 brings me so much joy. I loved it when it was airing, and I am loving the rewatch I am doing. As is typical with many sitcoms, the first three or four seasons are where the magic happens, but I love this treasure with my whole heart. I love the ensemble, and I literally laugh out loud so much when I watch this show. I call this my "Blankey Show" because that is what it is like for me. It is like a warm, hilarious blanket that allows me an escape for a cool 25 minutes. All the seasons are available for streaming on Netflix.
Movie: 13 Going On 30
I love this movie with my whole heart. 13 Going On 30 came out in 2004, when I was going through a very hard time. My precious mother picked me up and took me to this movie and to dinner to try to cheer me up. For the hour and thirty minutes I watched my beloveds, Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo, on screen, I was transported. It just made me so happy. I can honestly put this movie on anytime and just get lost. That "Love Is a Battlefield" scene? Perfection.
Podcast: The Popcast
I have talked about this podcast and my love of pop culture extensively on Unabridged. The Popcast is one of my favorite podcasts that I listen to religiously and that I support with my own cash money on Patreon. They offer a delightful distraction every single week. The hosts, Knox and Jamie, are hilarious, and they just bring so much joy to my life.
Tik Tok Account: @pinkypatelofficial
Pinky Patel is just hilarious. I love her commentary on pop culture, life, and well, really anything. She is a TikTok queen!
Instagram Account: @shelbysaywhatblog
I recently found Shelby's account, and I love it. I love fashion, and I love that Shelby is a size-inclusive mid-size influencer who is honest and real about the clothes she tries on. I love watching her hauls from different stores, and I love getting ideas for clothes and accessories that are attainable for me.
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