Oh hey, what’s up?!
Even though I post on here every day (and Instagram and Snapchat and Twitter, too, of course), sometimes I feel like it’s hard to go into the random everyday life details. They might not fit into to a particular post or make sense to stand on they’re own. That’s actually a challenge I deal with because there are so many different platforms to post on. A lot of stuff falls through the cracks!
So here are some little tidbits from the past few weeks:
ONE // Busy
I’ve been trying to not use the “b” word, but man, life is crazy right now. The good kind of crazy thankfully. I think I was overly concerned about filling my days/weekends that I ended up biting off more than I can chew. I’m grateful for everything, but I’d love a day or two to just do nothing. Like, sit on the couch, not take a shower or shave my legs or do my hair or put on makeup. I’m sure a day like that will pop up, but right now I’m go-go-going. When this goes up, I’ll be in Aspen to spend a few days with my friend Victoria (Little V if you’ve been around for a long time) for her birthday.
Also, my friend Nicole was in town last weekend and even though it was a short trip, we made every minute together count. Plus more fun stuff coming up! I have a lot to look forward to and that’s making these dreary winter days so much more bearable!
TWO // The Dogs
The dogs have both had this horrible little stomach bug… when one clears up the other one gets it. They’ve been getting chicken and rice breakfasts and dinners to help settle their stomach and I’m praying that we’re at the end of it all. Once I get back from my trip, I won’t be traveling for a while so I can really make sure we get it under control. (Just because I’m sure someone will freak, I took the dogs to the vet and it’s all normal!) Other than the upset stomachs, which I’m sure is much more of an inconvenience for me than them haha, they’re doing great. Ham turned one a few weeks ago and I simply can’t believe it. In retrospect, getting a second dog wasn’t the best move, but it’s impossible not to love him to pieces anyway. Teddy and Ham also have been getting along so well. Even though I don’t love dropping them off for boarding or daycare, they love it and I think it’s really helped them “bond” as brothers. The employees there always comment that they don’t leave each other’s sides.
THREE // Dating
So I’m addressing this to just acknowledge that I’m not addressing this. Maybe I will down the road, but right now I’m not. I’ve been very overwhelmed with everyone’s kind messages and emails (and even the not so kind ones), but I just don’t want to talk publicly about anything right now. I hope you understand that I’m doing this for my privacy as well as everyone else’s. I wish I could sit down and grab a cup of coffee with every single one of you to chat, but I don’t want to have it online. Thank you for being respectful of that for me– and everyone else involved! I will say… life is good though!
FOUR // Netflix
I can’t lie here, I’ve been watching way more television than I normally do. I haven’t been reading as much, which makes me feel kind of guilty, but these shows have sucked me in. I recently finished The O.A. on Netflix and omg it was crazy and weird but highly entertaining. And then I started watching The Mindy Project. Even though I’ve seen an episode here and there, I never sat down to fully commit. It’s hilarious!!! Why did it take me so long?
FIVE // Working out
I know I’ve already mentioned my workouts recently, but I’m in the process of putting together a bigger series. I am brainstorming ideas to shoot/film and I’d love to know what you’re most interested in or what you’d like to see the most. As an extremely unathletic person, I feel like the general “spin” on the posts is going to be, “If I can do it, so can you.” Nothing too hard or crazy because, let’s face it, I don’t do anything too hard or crazy. No marathon training over here, thankyouverymuch.
I have been getting questions via Snapchat about what classes I’ve been doing, so I’ll do a quick recap here. The main workout I do is an hour long class that meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It’s an “intro to strengthtraining” class and it’s gotten progressively harder (in a good way) since I started. I honestly have no clue what I’m doing in the gym so it’s great to have a trainer lead the classes and instruct the proper use of various equipment. Mondays are leg days, Wednesdays are arms, and Friday is full body. Every class is different, which makes it more enjoyable. Some days we use machines, other days we use free weights, and sometimes we use the torturous TRX straps. We always end each class with core/ab work and good stretches. This is hands down the class that has been the most beneficial for me in terms of seeing actual results. (I am sore every day of the week now…) On any given week, I can generally attend two of the three classes with my schedule, and then I’ll also do a yoga class and/or a fun class with my friends who also belong to the gym. So far we’ve done boxing, barre, and trampoline classes together.
SIX // My HAIR
A bit random, but as someone who has struggled with unruly hair her entire life, nothing makes me happier right now than getting a compliment from someone about my hair looking good. Embarrassing to admit, but that’s the truth. The fact that I’m blow drying it myself and it looks at least 80% professionally done has been a huge game changer. Reading this book by Drybar’s founder Alli Webb was a “lightbulb” moment for me on how to manage those tricky roundbrushes.
Okay I think those are all the updates I can think of right now. Things have been really on the up and up. Good business, good friends, good experiences. Feeling good overall– hopefully not jinxing myself here! How’s life treating you guys?