March 2020 | Monthly Faves

One of my favorite posts to read/videos to watch are people's monthly faves.

I don't know why. There's just something appealing about learning which things stood out to someone over the span of a whole month.

We all know this has been a wack-a-doodle month with COVID-19, and nothing has been "normal." In the midst of these crazy, scary, unique times, here are the things that stood out to me...

1) TV SHOW: Love Is Blind

So, I totally binge-watched Love Is Blind on Netflix in a day and a half. No regrets.

If you haven't seen it, the gist of the show is that people date each other in "pods," which are basically rooms with a divider so that one cannot see another. They talk until they find the person they are compatible with and want to get engaged to, and then they propose without ever having seen the person. After the couples are all matched-up and engaged, they are put to the test to see if they can survive out in the real world for a month before they get married—IF they get married.

It kind of reminded me of The Bachelor in the sense that "contestants" are finding love in unconventional ways and within controlled environments. Bash me all you want, but it was TOTALLY entertaining.

I don't mind reality TV because, like most things, it teaches you something—even if it's what NOT to do in a situation. I have no problem learning from others' mistakes!

2) SONG: "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Carly Pearce & Lee Brice

On the first day I listened to "I Hope You're Happy Now" , I legit abused the repeat button. I was hooked. I memorized all the lyrics that very day and told my friends how addicted I was to the song.

I still love it. It's fantastic. And when Lee Brice sings, "I'm a wreck / I'm a mess," it makes ME a mess. The music video is entertaining too.

Click here to read a list of my favorite country songs of all time.

3) BOOK: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

My friends and I started a wine & book club (though a pin was put into it with all the virus stuff), and the first book we are reading is called The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

I actually haven't finished it yet, but man, is it something. I naturally gravitate toward fiction, and even though this technically IS fictional, it is based on a true story in history. And I'm enjoying reading something beyond my normal realm of familiarity.

The story revolves around a Slovakian Jew in a concentration camp in 1942 who was forced to tattoo numbers on prisoners' arms. The story is compelling and insightful, and I think it's a glimpse into the harsh truth of what life was like for millions of people back then that we all need to experience, even if just through a page.

4) MOVIE: Daniel Sloss (not a movie)