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Weekly Happy Links: The Internet Is Not Real Life

Photo by Tammy Strobel

{This week: The Internet is not real life, Campy Love, Instagram changes, and more … }

Hi all,

I’ll be speaking at York College on April 21, 2016. If you can make it to the event, I’d love to see you! Here are the details.

Below are 10 happy links that I felt were worth sharing this week. Enjoy!

1. If you only have time to read one of my links this week, please read The Internet is Not Real Life by Lisa Congdon. It’s an important piece about privacy, digital curation, comparison, and a good reminder that each of us choose what to share—and what not to share—online. The questions Lisa mentions at the end of her essay are questions I struggle with, too.

2. A beautiful image: Campy Love.

3. Allison Turner—one of my favorite Instagramers—shared fun news in her spring newsletter. She’s teaming up with The Travel Channel and Great American Country and will be writing articles about her experiences on road. Click here to read Allison’s latest essays.

4. Jolie recently shared a post about the latest Instagram changes. I wholeheartedly agree with her words.

5. Fantastic advice via Barry Morris: “I wrote recently that the only career advice I’ve ever given my four kids was this: ‘Find an activity that you’d do for free over and over and pursue it with every bit of your waking energy. It’s the only path that will guide you to what you can’t-not-do.’”

6. I discovered Jennifer Orkin Lewis’s art on Instagram. For the past three years, she’s been doing a 30-minute-painting-a-day project in her sketchbook.

7. Have you signed up for April Love yet? I’m loving the daily emails! They are so inspiring. Also, the Instagram hashtag—AprilLove2016—is filled with beautiful photographs.

8. This week’s Instagram crushes: @kalenthorien | @alisontravels | @ellbrt

9. I’m happy I created a Tumblr blog to keep tracks of the books I’ve read and loved. If you’re looking for a good read, take a tour of my virtual bookshelf.

10. I learned about Florence Chadwick’s long distance swims in Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox. I Googled Chadwick’s name which lead me to the Queen of the Channel website. The site features female swimmers who have swum the English Channel the most times. Reading about women who have accomplished incredible athletic endeavors inspires me.

With gratitude,
Tammy

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