Inspiration! Roundup: A Depth Year, G.D. Anderson, WhatsApp Novels, and More!

A roundup of inspirational things, including taking a depth year, James Gulliver Hancock's art, a novel written on WhatsApp, and more!
This Week's "I want to go to there": SUMMER! SUN! WARMTH! Anywhere without snow, really.
Photo by Arthur Poulin.

A Depth Year

Here is a VERY fascinating concept: what if we spent an entire year going deep, instead of going wide? Where we didn't acquire new hobbies or pursuits and instead focused on the ones already in our lives? Picked up old projects left to wither on the vine or actually practiced the piano every day?

I am intrigued. I am also afraid to commit to a whole year of this, for some reason.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

James Gulliver Hancock is an illustrator and his work is super fun! I love how, in this one, the person doesn't seem weighed down by the world in their backpack.


"Feminism isn't about making women strong. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." — G.D. Anderson

I remember, in university, trying to explain to a (male) friend of mine that feminism wasn't about women trying to compete with men, but at the time I didn't have the words for it all. If only I'd read G.D. Anderson.

WhatsApp Writer

Behrouz Boochani is an Iranian-Kurdish writer living in a detention centre in Papua New Guinea (where he ended up after seeking asylum). He wrote a book by sending it via WhatsApp text to a translator who then had it all stitched together into a book. He has now won a literary award for the book.

In-freaking-credible. Whatever is most important to you, you can do it.

Closeness Lines

Olivia de Recat's illustration of the closeness of relationships over time is pretty evocative.

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