Happy Friday! This week was an emotional rollercoaster. My boyfriend and I spent quite a bit of time on Tuesday solving a problem that’s been on our plates since December, my health issue from earlier in the year cropped up again, and I got amazing news at work. Some ups, some downs, but mostly I’m just excited for the weekend. I’ve got some quality friend time planned, and I can’t wait to catch up with my gals.
this week’s good things: Amazon Prime Day (consumerism at its finest), crossed a big to-do item off the list, got great news at work.
Let’s get started!
one | making new friends
I love love love these tips from Grace on how to make new friends as an adult. The biggest takeaway for me was to not be afraid to make the first move — I made one of my best friends by sliding into her Instagram DMs to ask if she wanted to go to CMA Fest with me, and we laugh every time we tell the story.
two | work tips
I’m back in the office full-time, and boy does 3 p.m. hit differently. I’ll give anything a try that promises to wake me up in the afternoon these days. I’m interested to try these habits recommended by Self that promise to energize my afternoon. A few ideas stood out to me, that are plausible, like playing some more upbeat music, taking the time to make a snack, and scheduling in breaks. I’ll be trying these out next week.
three | skincare find
I have been experiencing the driest skin in my entire life the last month or so, and I feel like I’m running out things to try. My future sister in law is big into skincare, and she recommended this Tony Moly mask to me. I immediately ordered it, and I can’t wait to try it out.
four | snack thoughts
I’m thinking about investing in Thrive Market. Does anyone use it and love it? I’m such a big snacker, and I’m just trying to decide if it’s worth it. Let me know in the comments or in my DMs.
five | currently reading
Set Boundaries, Find Peace came recommended to me in a Girl’s Night In newsletter, and it came at the perfect time for me. I’m a self-proclaimed people-pleaser, so nothing is harder for me than boundaries. I do my darnedest, but it’s something I’ve always struggled with. In Nedra Glover Tawwab’s debut-book, she delves into how to set healthy boundaries in your personal life with friends and family as well as with your work life with toxic coworkers or unrealistic expectations. I’m loving it so far and can’t wait to permanently add it to my shelf (it’s currently on loan from the library).