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

pause

It’s FRIDAY and I am pressing pause on here for a bit… not sure for how long. It’s occurred to me that I’ve only made time for my Friday meanwhile elsewhere posts and that’s all! Since these posts take a lot of time, I’d rather step back and come up with a better plan, new ideas, and hopefully better content.

In the meantime, I hope to work on checking-off some of these and these things (so many lists), work on some updates, finish off some projects and start a few new fun things. Plus, Summer is right around the corner and I have to work on that list too!

See y’all later.(image)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

 

  • Going on a trip to Mars? Pack your makeup. (Quartzy)
  • Beautiful collaboration. (Rifle Paper Co.)
  • The other day I had a headache so Sarah dabbed some of this on my neck. I felt better instantly! (Saje)
  • For customers to feel like the brand itself was a close friend — a friend who was maybe a little older, and maybe a little cooler, who maybe moved to the city when you stayed in your hometown but never lost her sense of humor or humility. (The Cut)
  • And because blush is fun. (Glossier)
  • Tried a class in my kitchen this week, not so bad. (Barre3)
  • Erin, how is it? Should I order some too? (Hairstory)
  • What’s the oddest beauty treatment you’ve tried? (Hither and Thither)
  • Whoa, did you notice the beauty/health trend in this week’s links? I’m loving this Podcast, it makes me laugh and want to go to Sephora with a bunch of girlfriends. (Forever35)

Have a great weekend!(link)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

        

  • wemo: Wearable Memos (Design Milk)
  • The show will go on as long as Ellen wants to do it (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • People Who Drink Tea Are More Creative (Extra Crispy)
  • And are you reading more blogs this year (Design Mom)
  • Women who are changing the world (TIME)
  • This would be cool this to do (Cupcakes and Cashmere)
  • … but then again, maybe I’ll hold off on ordering that test (Gizmodo)
  • Stop multi-tasking and start uni-tasking (Girlboss)
  • On a positive note, I still have a bit of time to make a Nobel-Price winning discovery (Business Insider)
  • I can’t stop thinking about this movie.

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Have a great weekend!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

          

  • Desktop update (DesignLoveFest)
  • A great argument against “sober” January (Atelier Doré)
  • Totally geeked out and read all of these (Mental Floss)
  • Let’s eat this! (Food 52)
  • Could a shirt be more perfect? (Shopbop)
  • I’d like one for each of my nieces and nephews who live in New York and England (Color Me Katie)
  • Barbara Stauffacher Solomon was not only a pioneer in the male-dominated midcentury design world, she was also an innovator, essentially inventing the field of supergraphics. (Curbed)
  • Get pregnant, pee on the ad, save on a crib (My Modern Met)
  • Serena! (Vogue)
  • Ask Roxane: Is It Too Late to Follow My Dreams? (The New York Times)
  • I’m almost 39 and my list is long (The Atlantic)
  • Great read. This all went down during the peak of my figure skating phase when I thought I was going to marry Elvis. I really, really want to see the movie. (The New York Times)

Have a safe weekend!

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