Reading // We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda, The Whisper Man by Alex North, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Verity by Colleen Hoover, The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Final Girls by Riley Sager, blogpost on white silence and white privilege linked here

Planning // blog post reflecting on what I’ve learned in my first 2 years as a PT, blog post about inspirational and influential black people, weekend trip to Traverse City, MI in mid October

Watching // “rating things my grandma says wrong” parts 1, 2, and 3 on tik tok, also, too much tik tok, professional football – GO Browns!

Cooking // Half Baked Harvest herby tomato soup, Rachael’s Good Eats stuffed peppers, Primal Gourmet kung pao lettuce cups, The Defined Dish whole roasted Greek chicken with potatoes, Paleo Running Momma stuffed acorn squash sausage and rice

Eating // Forage Public House in Lakewood, OH, Lagerhaus No. 5 and Eastern Market Brewing Co. in Detroit

Drinking // Biggby’s black iced coffee (it runs through my veins), Starbuck’s pumpkin cream cold brew, Biggy’s sweet foam caramel cold brew, Maddie & Bella’s iced pumpkin spice latte

Pinning // fall desserts (puppy chow, s’mores, coffee cake, twix bars, chocolate chips cookies), sweater inspiration, acorn squash recipes, road trip itineraries for Montana and Wyoming (a girl can dream), reading challenges, pilea plant care

Crafting // not much these days other than a cohesive merynmade Instagram feed

Going // walks around the library, pumpkin hunting at Hoen’s Garden Center, Detroit Institute of Art

Loving // curbside pick up Toledo Public Library, new house plant pancake (pilea, Chinese money plant), spending time with an old college roommate, BOTM subscription

Dreaming // of a pre-COVID world, 2021 travel opportunities

Feeling // upset for Breonna Taylor, accomplished having read 30 books since April, annoyed by mandated COVID CMS trainings, excited for time off in October

Listening // Songs on repeat: September by Earth, Wind, and Fire, Dynamite by BTS, my ex’s best friend and I Think I’m OKAY by MGK, Holy by Justin Bieber

Celebrating // Kyle’s high school classmates wedding in Elyria, OH, 30 pound weight loss, longest run of 7 miles, fastest mile of 9’17”, do you remember, the 21st night of September?, first day of fall, the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supporting // local library, promoting mask/facial coverings

Mood Board //

Until tomorrow, Meryn


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