Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 10.09.20

Happy Friday! This week was all about implementing little things to make each day feel like the best day. I started having five-minute dance parties after lunch. I treat myself to coffee two to three times a week. I watch the sunrise or set from my bedroom window. Just little things to make every day a little bit special. Do you have any practices like that? I’d love to know what they are.

Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week!

catching my eye 10.09.20

one | this breakdown on misconceptions about the enneagram
If you didn’t know, I love the enneagram. I think it’s such a fascinating way to understand the people and world around you. But, there are a lot of people that don’t quite understand it. For instance, the test isn’t actually the best way to find out your type. I highly recommend reading the book Road Back to You or looking into the core traits of each number to figure out which one you align with best. I’m a 1w9 for anyone that’s curious.

two | these clay earrings
My roommate got me hooked on clay earrings! I love supporting small businesses when I can, and jewelry is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to do that. I got these rainbow, tassel earrings in the mail this week, and I haven’t stopped wearing them since I got them. I’m still waiting on this sunflower set and these mini-arches.

three | this reasonably-priced sweater dress
I dog-sat last weekend, and my friend gave me a Target gift card — Target is my love language and she knows me so well. I decided to treat myself with a few new dresses, and this sweater dress was the first thing in my cart. Perfect for fall!

four | this think-piece about how to be creative during a pandemic
Creativity is not easy. I think that’s something we don’t talk about enough — mental blocks and ideas hitting you in the face in the most unexpected moments. I liked this piece about finding creativity in the boring parts of the pandemics — and life!

five | this book about a Jamaican immigrant and her abandoned daughter
If you follow along on Instagram, you know I’ve been trying to finish Patsy since Wednesday. It’s an amazing book, it just takes me a bit longer to read physical copies of books and electronic versions on my phone. This book is incredible so far. Patsy wants to make a name for herself, and be reunited with her best friend (lover) Cicely, in America. In order to do so, she must leave her 5-year-old daughter, Tru, with her baby’s daddy. Life in America isn’t what Patsy thought it would be at all, and Cicely has changed more than she could imagine. The book switches between Patsy and Tru’s perspectives, and your heart breaks as you read about Tru’s struggles with her mother and Patsy’s loneliness in the states. So far, it’s a great book, and I hope to finish it today!

Happy adventuring,

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