Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 08.14.20

TGIF! If you don’t follow me on social media, you don’t know this, but I was dog-mom until yesterday! I dog-sit for friends every once-in-a-while, and I absolutely love it, but having two kids is so different from having one — and by kids, I definitely mean animals. Maggie deals with dogs fine, but she definitely prefers to be an only child. We got some good snuggles in over the last few days to make up for her having to share her bed for the last few days.

Aside from parenting struggles, this week has been pretty run-of-the-mill. Eat, sleep, work, read, repeat. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week!

catching my eye

one | These tips on how to stay off your phone during a pandemic
I don’t know about you, but my screen time has been through the roof since staying at home became the new, cool thing. Part of that is due to reading on my phone through Libby, but part of it is just because scrolling has become part of the norm to stay up-to-date on all the news circulating these days. I loved these realistic tips for managing your screen time during a pandemic.

two | This analysis on why success won’t make you happy
I really struggle with striving for success. I frequently fall into the trap that if I’m not being productive, I’m wasting my time. That is 100% not the case. I loved this reminder of what the important things in life really are.

three | These adorable jewelry dishes
I love, love, love these tiny jewelry dishes. White, blue and gold is my aesthetic, and I usually buy anything that matches it.

four | These literary organizations you can donate to to continue supporting the Black Lives Matter movement
I don’t know if you know this, but Black Lives Still Matter. Pick an organization to donate to today. Make a difference!

five | This promising, murder-mystery sequel
I finished The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson earlier in the week, and it did not disappoint. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Truly Devious, the first book in the series, but I wanted to keep reading it because I didn’t hate it, and I’ve heard such good things. The second book was better than the first in my opinion. It starts with Stevie back at home after her parents have yanked her out of Ellingham Academy after the news of Hayes’s death and Stevie catching his potential murderer. Stevie’s worst nightmare, Senator Edward King, comes to Stevie’s rescue and whisks her back to school with her parent’s permission. When Stevie gets back to school, she picks up where she left off with the Ellingham murder case and is dragged into another campus mystery.

Happy adventuring,
Kimberly

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