Every Monday, we mourn the death of the weekend. Luckily, Monday Momentum’s got everything to get you through this week—from your morning jams to something to look forward to once Friday (finally) comes around.
Here’s your weekly dose of motivation. Mondays are tough, BE TOUGHER.
Words to live by for the next seven day
“In the waves of change we find our direction”
A weekly pic to inspire the rest of the week (or at least the morning)
A mood-lifting song to get you in the right Monday mindset
An article from around the web to enrich your life
“Regular, Degular, Shmegular Girl From the Bronx” by Allison P. Davis for Vulture.
She can seem almost like a caricature of a female rapper who has remixed the vibes of those women who came before her. She’s taken the concept of “ratchet” — a southern rap term, first used as an insult akin to “ghetto,” that evolved over the years to mean “raw” — and played with it to her advantage. She’s an adroit creature of the media she’s been saturated by growing up; like all of her age mates, she is highly self-aware, referential. She understands on a cellular level what might go viral, how to craft something for social media, how to speak in sound bites, and how to reveal enough of herself, seemingly unfiltered, to be interesting. But that’s not the real charm or genius of Cardi, which is her ability to not let all of that get in the way of what and who she actually is: funny, a little neurotic, unabashed in her ambition and desire for money, and yet sincere in her attachment to how and where she grew up.
FACT OF THE WEEK
A conversation starter to help you make new friends or impress the ones you already have
The tallest wave ever measured was 1719 feet at Lituya Bay, Alaska.
TREAT YO’ SELF
A luxurious item to lust over (or buy if you’re feelin’ $pendy)
Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar $170.00 @ anthropologie
What to look forward to this week
Pixar’s latest feat hits theatres later this week.