Summer in the City: Sarah’s Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, May 26

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all doing really well. I’m doing pretty alright, albeit, I have been better. Sometimes I just go through a bit of a funk where I feel off or lonely, and this is just one of those times. Being in a pandemic isn’t helping very much either, but I feel like I’m adapting to the changes decently. It’s hard to be away from all of my loved ones, and since I can’t find a job, I mostly just sit at home all day and wonder what I could be doing to be better.

Anyway, I am doing pretty well, just bored, I suppose! I’m a very goal-driven person and I enjoy being busy. The ways I’ve been keeping myself occupied are with my Etsy shop primarily, and I’ve also been trying to read often and get chores done around my apartment. I absolutely love making journals, but I’ve decided I’m not going to buy any more supplies until I sell the journals I currently have in my shop. If you’d like to take a look at my stock, head over to this link!

I’m going to keep drinking my morning coffee and try to knock out a couple of next week’s articles. I’m also looking for ideas for Analog stories, so drop your suggestions below!

Wednesday, May 27

It’s about ninety degrees Fahrenheit here in Boston, and I am definitely not a fan of this weather! I normally try to avoid the humidity, but today I actually walked to the Starbucks down my block and ordered an iced coffee, which I don’t do habitually. I also found out that they’re hiring, so I submitted my application immediately when I got home. My fingers are crossed for good news!

In the afternoon I went on an errands trip with Erin, and we got groceries and Chick-fil-a. I have to say, I definitely should have gotten a size large of the macaroni and cheese. That stuff is god-like! I don’t feel bad about loading up on iced coffee and macaroni every once in a while, because I do feel like I generally eat very healthy. If you read my meal prep article coming out on Thursday, you’ll know that I love preparing salads and overnight oats on a daily basis. Cheese, however, is my weakness. What’s your ‘weakness’ food?

It’s still pretty humid out even though it’s almost 9pm, so I hope it cools down a bit more around the time I’m getting ready for bed. Until then, I’m going to do some writing and internet browsing, and maybe start a new show on Netflix. Sorry I don’t really have anything exciting to update right now; my life is pretty standstill at the moment.

Sunday, May 31

Hi friends, I hope you’re all doing really well. The weather has cooled down here today, so I was able to sleep through the night without a fan for the first time this week. I’m doing much better than I was a few days ago- I’m not really in a funk anymore, and I’m trying not to be so hard on myself for my current circumstances. I’m applying to about ten jobs per week, so I can’t say I’m not trying, you know?

Yesterday, Erin and I went for a drive because it was so nice out, and we ended up at this cute little quiet beach about 30 minutes from our apartment. It wasn’t very populated, so we decided to get out and spend a few minutes getting our toes wet, taking pictures together and just appreciating the beauty. I’m glad we’re spending a lot of time together, and she’s been such a rock for me these past few months. Speaking of rocks, we painted rocks together last night when we got home. Check out Steve, my humpback whale, my rock cactus, and my very hungry caterpillar.


Tomorrow Nathaniel is coming to pick me up, and then I’m going out to spend time with him and his family for a few days. He doesn’t come to Boston as much as I go out there because parking is such a hassle here, and it would be nearly impossible for him to park overnight without getting a ticket. Besides, I’m eager to get out of the apartment and enjoy time with my ‘other’ family. He’s been going through a tough patch, mental health wise, so I bought him some sunflowers and put together a little care package with CD’s and clothes. We have a lot of fun ideas planned for our little visit this week, and I’m excited to update you on what we’re up to.

As a closing note, I’d like to encourage all of you to partake in the sweep of action for George Floyd this week. Whether it is attending a protest, donating to the cause, or simply just educating those around you on racism, there are ways that all of us can help. Please don’t be afraid to make your voices heard!

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