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Thursday Things:
Grateful For Right Now

by Josh Johnson

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In my line of work it’s incredibly easy to be so focused on what’s ahead that we forget to enjoy the moment or be grateful for right now. Last week I mentioned making a conscious effort to slow down and ride the wave more often, and while I’m not 100% there (yet) I’m headed in the right direction.

This week has been a great breath of fresh air, and there’s some fun content coming your way in the next few weeks because of it. Definitely a little more than ironic that once we stop worrying about this, that, and the other thing our cards start to line up. Today I’m feeling grateful in general, but especially grateful for right now. 

Something else I’m grateful for is my new grill, and all the delicious food that I’ve been able to whip up on it. 

One thing I didn’t cook up on the grill was this potato salad, but god damn it was the best potato salad I’ve ever had. It’ll definitely be making an appearance on the blog sooner or later, maybe with a little Kentucky twist or two. 

While we’re on the topic of content for this here blog, I’m always on the quest to make it better than the week before, and this interview with Buzzfeed’s Senior Lifestyle Editor was full of great advice. 

We all know that vacations make for great content, and Happily Grey’s Maldives trip was no exception. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a more gorgeous beach. 

Summer is great for trips, and for tonal dressing. Thanks to Style Girlfriend that’s now easier than ever. 

In other news, you can now freelance for Elle + all the other magazine under the Heart umbrella. 

Landing freelance gigs is never easy, but having a little something about you that’s unforgettable makes it a helluva lot easier. 

Making a last impression starts with good skin, and here are three things a dermatologist wishes every guy knew about their skin

It’s no secret that I love white jeans, and when I’m in the company of folks like Man Repeller and He Spoke Style I must be on the right track. 

While Complex’s articles sometimes make me scratch my head and wonder what editor gave the ok, their piece about Why You Should Care About Men’s Fashion Week couldn’t be more true. 

Did y’all know I take all my outfit photos again? Well, if not – secrets out. Shooting in manual takes some getting used to, but it’s definitely worth it. Check out this photo tip from Wandeleur that breaks down shutter speed perfectly. 

Yellow Brick Home always makes me wish I had more of a DIY thumb, but their latest post made me wish I had a front porch that I could enjoy. Click through to see why + enter a little giveaway they’ve got going on!

Because dining alfresco this time of year is my fave, especially when dining on dishes like Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowls

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Sia more than I already did her cover of California Dreamin’ is haunting in the best way possible. 

Two of my favorite brands as of late? Theory and French Trotters. Now if I just had the disposable income needed at the moment to indulge in retail therapy. 

Keeping it short and sweet today cause I’m cramming in today’s + tomorrow’s work in today because I’m taking a day trip to Lexington tomorrow for some meetings and to hang out with Pages of Style. Follow along on Instagram and SnapChat @TheKentuckyGent!

Image via Clementine Daily