Verve Letter

Anna Scholz
exploring modern life, feminism and pop culture.
Created 24 Mar 2019
  • Play the hand you've been dealt
    04 Apr 2022 1 0
    The other day I ran into someone who broke my heart eight years ago. It was more than your regular heartbreak, as we were still working together at the time, sharing an office, sitting face to face fo...
  • Making progress on my crushes
    28 Mar 2022
    🎁 Hi! I’m giving away one premium subscription to the Verve Letter at the end of this post, so scroll on through. I have made the classic freelancer rookie mistake: I said yes to almost every assignm...
  • We do not romanticize pain in this household anymore
    21 Mar 2022
    In my last essay, I wrote about what it’s like to go through a long, drawn out period of change and to find oneself struggling in the space between before and after. Then, last week, by coincidence, I...
  • 💪 Why strength training is political (hear me out)
    14 Mar 2022 3 0
    Before we dive in: Last week you received a Verve Letter that was paywalled. In response, quite a few people got upset and cancelled their subscription altogether. I’d like to apologize to anyone who ...
  • The space between before and after
    07 Mar 2022 2 0
    “She did not want her old life, but she couldn’t imagine a new one.” This is one of many quotes I saved from “Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead, an epic novel about the lives of unconventional, advent...
  • How to cope when it feels like the world is falling apart
    26 Feb 2022 3 0
    Hi friends, I’m sending this week’s newsletter two days early because of what’s going on in the world, or more precisely in Ukraine. And because of what’s going in the world, this won’t actually be a ...
  • There's no such thing as done (unless you're dead)
    21 Feb 2022 1 0
    Over the past two weeks, I have dedicated a substantial amount of time (and money) to setting up a proper workspace in my apartment. I bought a desk, a lamp, a microphone, other technical equipment, a...
  • 40 is not the new 30 – it's much better than that
    14 Feb 2022 3 0
    Today I’m bringing you a very special interview with authors Katja Berlin and Gunda Windmüller. In January, these two women launched a podcast, which was met with a big echo of “finally!” (and that is...
  • Small pleasures every day
    07 Feb 2022 1 0
    A short while ago, when I was rummaging through my kitchen cabinet, looking for a can of coconut milk I KNEW I still had left somewhere, I came across something entirely different. A small glass jar f...
  • "We are nit-picking each other to death"
    31 Jan 2022
    It’s rare that I take notes while listening to a podcast in my free-time, but this week I did. Jameela Jamil made a surprise appearance on the podcast “Should I Delete That” and I frantically transcri...
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