Reading List, Londinium edition
It feels like it’s coming together. [image]
“I think at one point I accidentally fell asleep after doing some work, and woke up thinking I could keep sleeping if I wanted to, or do anything, or nothing.” Edith Zimmerman’s happiest moment of her trip to London. I read this sentence again and I love it a little more.
Sophie Heawood on the weirdness of having a kid, in her new and awesome Vice column. This piece is the opposite of mumsy; in fact it’s exquisite.
Rachel R White in Thought Catalog: Another one on babies that isn’t really about babies. Because in between there are these moments about being in awe of grown-up city life, and it shines.
“We’re the ladies.” [Ann Friedman in the New Republic] I adore the term “lady” and was so excited to see this piece pop up. I appreciate my fangirling over Ms Friedman is getting a bit out of hand, but what can I say, the lady’s got it going on.
“If you don’t design your career, someone else will” Greg McKeown is a man with a plan.
Meet people, get a job (even if you’re an introvert). Kate Stull makes the case for networking in The Billfold. As horrific as the concept sounds for my lot, I may need to crack on with this. … BTW I’m increasingly enjoying reading The Billfold - the articles are just as diverse as anywhere else but it bravely takes into account that dirty topic that is money.
Maggie Hamilton is looking for a new job.
A guide to freelancing, by Jeremy Gordon (via). Jeremy says 9am is early enough for a freelancer to get out of bed, and he seems to have his shit together. Meaning, there’s hope for me yet.
“I’m fairly certain that this happened, and almost 90% certain that it happened to me.” Emily Gould