meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • DR In My Own Experience: REAL BODY TALK (Steph Bruce)
  • One week. How hard could it be? Stupid hard I bet. (Food52)
  • And is it possible to drink and not drink? (Medium)
  • Let’s just work on creating better eating habits (Shutterbean)
  • Right after I eat these (Food52)
  • Take more risks, even if you can’t predict the outcomes: My New Year’s Resolutions, Based On My Myers-Briggs Type (Man Repeller)
  • The Best Skin-Care Trick Is Being Rich (Atlantic)
  • Good read: The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini (The New York Times)
  • Now trending: Gout! (The Cut)
  • How our housing choices make adult friendships more difficult (Vox)
  • More/Less… A new page in the bullet journal! (A Cup Of Jo)
  • Amazing: The Sidekick Notebook Conveniently Wraps Around a Keyboard, iPad, or Book (Design\Milk)
  • Phew, I see Uma Thurman! (#21)… learning so much (Medium)
  • So basically I just need to really master one dance move and apply to all songs, ENJOY. (Twitter)
  • The case for bangs (The Cut)
  • For some serious planning (Design\Milk)
  • Beautiful person (The Seatle Times)
  • The End. (Design*Sponge)
    (Design*Sponge was the first blog I really got into. I am very sure I am not the only one who’s been inspired by Grace!) 

Have a great weekend.

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hello, 2019

If you’ve been around a while, you probably know that I’m not afraid of making resolutions and intentions and I dive headfirst into a good goal-list so here we are; a new year, a new list.

For me, the best part of list-making is that I know I will not achieve everything but if I write it down or say it, it’s more likely to happen.

10 things I want to work on (but may not) in 2019

  1. Swimming: Once I’m in the water, I’m happy as a clam but mygawd it’s hard to get in. I know the benefits, I have a membership to a pool, my kid swims three days a week… I have no excuses.
  2. Self-acceptance: I’m going to get into this later but it’s something I need to work on. I have ideas, I just need the confidence to believe that I am capable.
  3. Barre: I fell in love with barre classes a few years ago but haven’t done it in ages. I should. I will. My aching body will thank me.
  4. Photography: I am planning to take some time this year to learn more skills (lighting, styling, etc.) It’s been an intention for a few years but I need to stop thinking about it and start doing it. (see #2)
  5. Entertaining: Who says it has to be fancy and involve several courses? I love having people over but it doesn’t happen enough. I’m thinking games nights or simple gatherings. Murder Mystery anyone?
  6. Hooking or pottery: Two somewhat newish things I discovered that brought me joy. I am not planning to hook 1000 pillows or become a professional potter but I need to focus on stuff like this.
  7. Cooking: I don’t love cooking because I want to be good at it, and I am not. I want to get more comfortable in the kitchen.
  8. Personal projects, like a website or whatever this space is: The woes of any self-employed person is they never put the time into their own projects. I need to organize my days better for this.
  9. Reading: I’m already pretty decent at this, I read a lot and I listen to a lot of audiobooks but I want to make it more of a priority.
  10. Gratitude: I have a lot of things to be grateful for but sometimes it’s hard to not dwell on the hardships. I need to remind myself of the good stuff. Make simple things more fun!

No pressure, but 2019 is kind of a big deal. It’s the end of a decade, the end of my thirties and I am approaching my #fortybeforeforty deadline with a long list of items to tackle so why not add more and make it fun!

Have a happy new year, make it a good one.

(image) all gifs from Giphy

top ten of 2018

Closing off 2018 with a quick thank you and happy 2019!

Who knows where I am heading but it’s a new year and I am full of big intentions and goals… (stay tuned)

Here’s a list of the most viewed posts of 2018. Spoiler, “Let’s Taco Bout a Party” is still going strong for hits *???* does this mean we need to have another party? After all, I still have a few bottles of tequila.

  1. It’s Calendar Time
  2. Let’s Taco Bout A Party (2015!)
  3. Summer Starts Nowish (Year 5!)
  4. I Am An Early Morning Runner
  5. Regrets, I’ve Had A Few
  6. Wineglass Marathon Recap (2017)
  7. Top 10 Look-A-Mikes
  8. Meanwhile, Elsewhere: May 4
  9. 10 Words I’m Not Fine With
  10. 13 Reasons Why

Happy New Year!