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Happy Friday!

How was your work week? After a busy time with All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience, my energy has been low this week! I’m looking forward to the weekend, so I can relax and take a nap or two.

Have you been struggling with Daylight Saving Time?

The time change is kind of kicking my butt. I notice I feel very tired right around 6 p.m., not too long after the sun sets. And my regular workout schedule has also been off track.

Since it’s colder outside, I just don’t have the motivation to exercise. I’d rather stay in my warm bed and sleep longer. So, to go easy on myself, I’ve been sticking to my daily walks for now.

I’m hoping next week I can find a fall workout routine that works better for me.

WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING IN NOVEMBER?

Black Love Letters Edited by Cole Brown and Natalie Johnson

Are you reading anything interesting this month? I’m finishing up Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garzo Villa.

And I’m adding this new book to my reading wish list: Black Love Letters. It recently released and sounds like it’s a good read.

Here’s the book summary:

In this exquisite anthology of letters and illustrations, Cole Brown and Natalie Johnson bring together a constellation of influential Black figures to write to the people, places, and moments that mean the most to them.

Black Love Letters is an ode to a phenomenal community: a testament to the fact that where there has been pain and suffering, there has also always been immeasurable, irrepressible joy and love.

Black Love Letters, Edited by Cole Brown Natalie Johnson

John Legend wrote the foreword of the book, and Reverend Al Sharpton, Kwame Dawes, Dr. Imani Perry, Morgan Jerkins, and Mahogany Browne, among many other writers, contributed to the book, as well.

CURRENTLY BINGE-WATCHING POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN

Power Book III: Raising Kanan
Power Book III: Raising Kanan

I started binge watching Power Book III: Raising Kanan starring Patina Miller, Mekai Curtis, and Omar Epps. (I’m all caught up on Power Book IV: Force.)

It’s pretty good so far! I’m on episode three of season one. Mekai Curtis kind of favors 50 Cent, too.

And Patina Miller is SO GOOD in this TV series. I remember watching her in Madam Secretary (another favorite show of mine), so it’s fascinating watching her play a completely different role in Power.


A FUNNY MEME: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE FRIENDS WHO CHECK UP ON YOU

Funny Meme
You good?

This made me laugh. Lol! “Okay good just checking.”

This funny meme reminded me of someone I know. Haha

Hope you have a restful weekend! xoxo


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Jennifer Hamra

Freelance creative Jennifer Hamra created her blog Good Life Detroit in 2015 after relocating from Tennessee to Southeast Michigan.

Inspired by her love for personal blogging and photography, Jennifer likes to share her favorite Detroit things, from cool places to visit (the hidden gems are her favorite!) to the amazing people she has connected with over the years.

When she's not busy juggling family life and her creative projects, you can find her at an art gallery, community event, farmers market, or spending quiet time at home with a good book and cup of tea.

Jennifer lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband Travis and their six children.

Connect with Jennifer on social media @goodlifedetroit on all social media platforms. Email at [email protected].