Self Love Sunday | Chocolate Pretzels & Love Letters

This week was filled with various types of love - romantic, platonic, and familial - and I tried to show love to everyone around me including myself. My self love this week was majorly influenced by Valentine's Day and my anniversary, and so most of the things I did for myself have to do with Nick. ;) I hope you had a great week too, friends!

Printed photo of couple on anniversary for Valentine's Day
  1. For my anniversary this week, Nick bought me chocolate covered pretzels which is one of my favorite guilty pleasures and something I don't usually get myself. (They were gone almost immediately)
  2. I love reading handwritten letters from people - my parents, Nick, my friends - and I tried to make it a point this week to write love letters to the important people in my life, because who doesn't love a special letter just for them? :)
  3. I have probably 30 empty frames that I've accumulated over the last few months that I've been meaning to fill, and this week I framed a few of Nick and I and hung them next to my dried flowers from our anniversaries. 
  4. A lot of the way I show myself love is through food that makes me happy (no shame), so I went out to eat at my favorite restaurant this week with Nick for our anniversary.
  5. I had a whole day of classes cancelled so I spent the free time taking and editing photos, at home in yoga pants, and had a musical throwback by listening to an old Fall Out Boy album. Gotta say, I miss 2009 F.O.B. 

Katharine Hannah

Katharine’s work has graced the walls of institutions such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harold Washington Library of Chicago, and local galleries such as Dreambox Gallery, Siragus Gallery and Blick Art Materials. She has also been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Phlearn, Fstoppers, Tigress Magazine for Girls, Bitchtopia, and Golden Boy Press.

In addition to photography, Katharine has been a mentor and educator in the arts since 2013. She has worked with students in various organizations and projects over the last two years, including Hive Chicago’s PROjectUS initiative and Digital Youth Network’s Digital Diva’s and Chicago City of Learning programs.