Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 05.22.20

Another week, come and gone. This week felt like it flew by. I started watching Hannah Montana while I worked, and before you laugh at me, it has been the perfect companion. It’s pure background noise, and it makes the day go by so much faster since it’s essentially broken up into 30-minute chunks.

I also realized how important working out is to my mental health. I usually start my day with a workout because if I put it off until the afternoon there is a 1% chance I actually commit to doing it. I think rest days are super important, but I can’t lie. I felt really off Thursday morning (the only morning I didn’t have a workout planned). I felt like I was sitting under a dark cloud until I finally got into the groove of work. I think I’m just someone that feels better when I have a plan even if I really wish I could have a day off.

Anyways, let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week…

Maggie Catching My Eye

1// This reminder of how to be your authentic self
These last few months have been hard in unexpected ways, but they’ve also been the most eye-opening I have yet to experience in my life. I think all this time “alone” (I haven’t been alone since I have a roommate, but I’ve had a lot more down-time than I’m used to) has done wonders for me figuring out who my “authentic” self is. I think it’s always going to be a struggle for me to stay true to myself — I care about what people think, what can I say — but I loved reading through this article from Kat to remind myself to trust myself a little more every day.

2// This list of rom-com movie and book pairings
To be fair, this list was posted back in February for Valentine’s Day, but I think we could all use a little rom-com distraction right about now. Weirdly enough, I’ve been loving watching old rom-coms early in the morning on the weekends. It’s like the adult version of Saturday morning cartoons. I watched Say Anything a few weekends back and absolutely loved it!

3// This rose and witch hazel toner
I’ve been experiencing weird skin issues throughout quarantine despite wearing way less makeup than usual. I bought some new skincare products this week including this rose and witch hazel toner from Mario Badescu. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this brand, so I can’t wait to try it for myself.

4// This fun typing test
Looking for a little distraction? Or a way to test your skills? Check out this fun typing test. I was not nearly as good as I once was. Only 55 words per minute. I need to start training.

5// This audiobook by a former pop-star
I heard soooo many good things about Jessica Simpson’s new book “Open Book” that I had to pick it up. I put it on hold through the library at the beginning of quarantine, and it finally became available this week. I’m only a few hours (chapters) in, but I’m enjoying hearing her story. I’ve never been the biggest Jessica Simpson fan — not that I don’t like her, I just never knew any of her stuff. No matter if I’m someone’s biggest fan, it’s still exciting to get a peek into their life.

Happy adventuring,
Kimberly

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