Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, booktube per usual


Summer reading, last minute details and purchases for our 3 month road trip


Honestly the bare minimum, attempting to eat all the food in our fridge, freezer, and cabinets before we move out at the end of July


Wixey’s donuts for my birthday at work, grilled cheese from Manhattan’s, Kroger donuts for out last day in our Holland apartment, Joe’s KC BBQ and ice cream at Silas and Maddy’s in Olathe, Kansas


Catawba Island Brewery (Port Clinton, OH), Brewery Becker (Brighton, MI), Boulevard Brewing Company Beer Hall (Kansas City, MO), Afterword Tavern and Shelves (Kansas City, MO), Causal Animal (Kansas City, MO), Boiler Brewing Company (Lincoln, NE), White Elm Brewing Company (Lincoln, NE), McKinney’s (Lincoln, NE)


Camping in Brighton, MI, St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, Lincoln, NE


The absolute freedom and badass energy and vibes from quitting my toxic job in healthcare to travel the US


Summer and road trip TBR list


Physical and mental space from my work in healthcare


Disappointed by Riley Sager’s newest release Survive the Night, a little sad but mostly excited to wrap up work at my nursing homes, nervous about living on the road for 3 months, stressed about moving out and cleaning our apartment, to be 100% honest, also stressed about finances prepping for this trip, extremely frustrated by my company and their mismanagement of my retirement accounts, impressed by my own gusto and risk taking

Listening // Books + Podcasts

Listening // Music

Songs: Almost by Hozier, Breathe and This Kiss by Faith Hill, Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick
Spotify Playlists: Rom Com Pop Hits as recommended via Tik Tok, Grand Teton by Parks Projects


The announcement of Alex Snodgrass’s second cookbook The Comfortable Kitchen, My 28th birthday, last day of work, the start of our “first retirement”


You are easily replaced in the eyes of management, everyone wishes they could do what we are doing, ya’ll just need to do it


Silicon bands, playing cards and dice for our road trip

Instagram Monthly Mood Board

Until next time, Meryn


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