I was going through recent photos on my phone and realized there's a theme happening as of late: green.

I was playing around with my camera and taking random pictures on this bright Sunday morning, and I realized I didn't include any books in my 2016 favorites. I thought about going back to update/revise the post, but honestly, I didn't have any favorite books last year. I had favorite music picks, easily (thank you, Meredith for my vinyl copy of ASATT - I love it); I had favorite movie picks too, but as far as reading goes, 2016 was a slump year for me. 

I started reading so many titles only to have my library checkout expire before I could really dig into it. Nothing really held my attention past 20ish pages, except for The Vegetarian, by Han Kang, and even that book didn't really end on a fulfilling note. I also have a handful of titles in my personal library on which I have yet to crack the spine.

Like many, I've hopped on the train of "intention" recently. I only want to bring things into my home that really deserve to be here because I really love them. I'm not buying more books unless I've read them already and love them enough to re-read again and again a few years down the line. I'm not buying music unless I can listen to the whole record, without wanting to skip a single song. The downside of vinyl is that you can't just jump to the next track, but this is also a good thing as it forces you to enjoy every song the way the artist(s) intended for them to be enjoyed. Also, no more buying clothes if the item doesn't go with a bunch of other things already in my closet. 

We made it! 

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