Around Here Lately // Back to School and Living My Best Life

September 3, 2018 Life 0

Hello, hello! Happy September! This week is my birthday week (I turn 34 on September 5!), so I’m looking forward to some family time and some me time. And dinner of my choice. And cake, of course!

Last week the kids started school, and I had FOUR DAYS to myself! All my kids are in school full time – something I’ve been anticipating for many, many years now. Kate is in third grade, Michael is in kindergarten, and Thomas is in pre-school. We had the smoothest start to the school year that we’ve ever had, so hooray! I’m happy the kids are settling in and liking their teachers.

I spent my first week solo at a mom’s brunch, getting my nails done, reading, shopping, watching The Office, going on an interview, planning and brainstorming content, and seeing Crazy Rich Asians (for the second time!). This week I’m scheduling podcast interviews, meeting with Kate’s teacher to talk about yoga in the classroom, and seeing what happens with a new part-time job for me. More on this later!

Here’s what’s going on around here lately:

Reading China Rich Girlfriend. I think I already read this…but I can’t remember. I definitely haven’t read Rich People Problems, so that will be next on my list. Last week I finished Something in the Water and Tell Me More. I liked Something in the Water, and I LOVED Tell Me More. I’m a Kelly Corrigan fan, so I knew I would love it, and I did!

Watching Sharp Objects, The Office, and Jack Ryan. I’ve been enjoying re-watching The Office because I’m picking up on so much more than when I watched it the first time around. Also, it’s a great way to spend 20 minutes recharging since the episodes are short. Dan and I both read Sharp Objects, so we were eager to watch the miniseries. It’s definitely grisly, but Dan and I thought it was so well done. We just started Amazon’s Jack Ryan, and we’re loving it!

Listening to the Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack on Spotify. So good!

Planning out a blog post about my favorite Athleta pieces for the upcoming Friends and Family sale! The sale is September 13-17 and 20% off your entire purchase. If you need a coupon, email me!

Drinking Trader Joe’s Turmeric and Ginger tea. It’s so good! Spicy, but not too spicy.

Trying not to pick my cuticles – or my nails! I have a bad habit of picking at my nails, something that’s gross (germs!) and just not good for my skin or nails. I got a gel manicure this week, and that plus lotion is helping me not pick.

Feeling so happy my face is finally, finally clearing up. I’ve suffered from cystic acne for about a decade, and it’s something I’ve felt shame about. Cystic acne is ugly and SO painful. I’ve been working with Sarah Walker at McLean Dermatology for several months now, and today I am breakout free and bump free! I am hoping it lasts!

Thinking about trying some new hobbies like pottery, swimming, and playing guitar…

I hope you’re having a great long weekend!