I think this may have been one of the hardest weeks personally for me during the pandemic. I really hit “the wall” on multiple fronts. This weekend I felt so overwhelmed, I made an appointment to restart therapy. Even just putting it on my calendar gave me a sense of relief. I was worried about doing it virtually– I’ve only ever done in-person therapy, but it was over Zoom and I sat in my car in the driveway for privacy. It worked just fine (felt just as normal as going into an office) and– most importantly– I felt better afterward. Looking forward to keeping that up. 🙏🏻
ON MY RADAR 2.5.21
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // JoJo Siwa on Coming Out
JoJo Siwa recently came out and Jimmy Fallon had her on The Tonight Show. Obviously I do not know her personally, but I’ve been just incredibly impressed with her throughout her career. Hearing her talk about her decision to come out and what it means to her was inspiring. I think she’s going to be a great role model for kids and teenagers (and honestly adults too!).
TWO // Sunglasses & Mask Chain
Last year, I bought a sunglasses chain from J. Crew and I absolutely loved the functionality of it. Plus, I was totally here for the “granny chic” look too. J. Crew brought it back this year and upgraded it by adding clips so you can use it for masks or sunglasses.
Every single one of my friends and I have been texting about this: we’re all hitting the pandemic wall right now. I’m not the only one who has restarted therapy over the past few weeks and I have a couple of friends who added extra sessions. We are not alone in this (and neither are you!). 100% recommend reading this article. This paragraph summed it up nicely for me: “It’s normal for burnout to occur after a period of chronic stress and uncertainty. Emotional endurance dwindles over time, and given the nature of the pandemic, we don’t have the same sense of security we could fall back on during pre-pandemic times. Those traditional outlets — the gym, a vacation, going out with friends, visiting family — aren’t necessarily options right now.”
This is the cutest one-stop-shop for all things Valentine’s Day gifts!!! It’s mostly filled with gifts for women, so it could be an easy way to drop some not-so-subtle hits to a partner. Or pick up a thing for two for the galentines in your life. The embroidered cocktail napkins are darling.
There is a good chance I have shared one of Joshua Weissman’s videos recently. (Did I?!) I have been going through all of his videos and I just love them. I definitely find watching people cook to be so soothing. (And no need to do the dishes afterward either, which right now is a huge win.) He does a lot of “recreate” videos where he tries to make a version “but better” of famous things, like McDonald’s hashbrowns. I’m not the best cook, but I think he explains things in such a straightforward way that I genuinely feel as if I learn something new from every video.