Cruel Compendium #50 🧨
My favorite New Year reads
Happy new year! It’s been a blissfully chill first week of the year for me — I’m sending you the same vibes.
Now that we’re all back in the real world, last week I wrote about my favorite ways to welcome a new year (and close an old one). And you can listen to me talk about my New Year rituals (and my favorite books of 2022!) on this 18-minute episode of the podcast:
To close out my creative 2022:
I read 43 books!
I freelanced! Here are some pieces I’m proud of:
I made season 2 of the Cruel Summer Book Club podcast! You can check out all ten episodes now.
I sent out 26 newsletters! Here are some of my favorites:
Reads I love for the New Year:
How to host a self-retreat and 9 simple rituals for the end of the year by Catherine Andrews
Suleika Jaouad’s New Year’s journaling challenge
100 things that made Austin Kleon’s 2022
Five books to change your life (illustrated!) by Tatiana Gallardo
My former coworker and friend Dmitry Shishkin lost his beloved daughter Masha to cancer in 2022. I loved the list of 24 books he read last year.
SwissMiss’s 2023 intentions and things to remember
Ten New Year’s resolutions for freelancers by Emma Wilkinson
A list of simple resolutions that resonates with me, including getting up immediately when you have to pee at night
For everyone doing Dry January, you’re doing amazing sweetie — and you may want to listen to me discuss taking a six-month break from alcohol on the Sunday Soother podcast.
Questionable self-care advice
📔 Gift yourself with a therapy journal
A thread of my fave Tik Toks of the year made with love: