Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 2.1.19

Cheers! It’s the weekend once again, and boy do I need it.

I had this wonderful realization this week that this time last year I would do two things — I would go to work, and I would come home. And now? I can be busy every single day of the week if I so choose, which is insane. In just one year, my life has completely changed. I’m in love with this magical city, I’m involved in a variety of organizations, and I am so proud of myself for how far I have come. I hope that’s not taboo to say, but sometimes I think we focus too much on what we could be improving and not commending ourselves for how far we have come.

This week, I had a college friend stop into town, and it was great to catch up over burgers and learn about all the big life changes that have occurred in the last year and a half. It SNOWED, which was absolutely wonderful. And, I went to an incredibly educational panel discussion on human trafficking in Tennessee hosted by the Junior League of Nashville. Human trafficking is such a devastating crime, and if you’re looking to learn more, I highly recommend checking out End Slavery Tennessee.

I’m looking forward to spending more quality time with friends this weekend, but until then, this is what’s been catching my eye this week. Let’s get started!

charlie the cat

1. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of true crime. I was going to start watching this series with my friend while I was in DC, but we decided to take a little snooze instead. I’m highly considering canceling all my plans this weekend just so I can power through this series. Ted Bundy is one of the most disturbing people that ever walked this planet, and with a more fictionalized account of his life featuring Zac Efron coming out later this year, I want to watch something a little closer to the truth before Hollywood blows it out of proportion.

2. Imposter Syndrome
Imposter Syndrome, admittedly, is a concept I never full grasped until reading this article. I’d heard people talk about it, but for some reason, it still seemed to elude me. Probably because I so, so deeply suffer from it. If you don’t know, Imposter Syndrome is basically when you feel like you’re not good enough at your craft/passion. My favorite thing about this article from Medium is that it finds the positives in Imposter Syndrome — how feeling like you aren’t good enough can actually, surprisingly, be a good thing.

3. Anthropologie
I’ve never bought a thing in my life from Anthropologie, but my friend and I went in and browsed for about ten minutes when I was in DC, and I fell in love with almost every piece I saw. I’m trying to be a lot more intentional about my shopping this year since I am trying to keep a minimalist wardrobe, but I might have to treat myself to a few pieces from this high-end (in my opinion) boutique. Like this dress, or this sweater, or these shoes (on sale, of course).

4. The Bachelor
I’ve only been a fan of The Bachelor for a few years now, but even I know that the one-on-one date between Caelynn and Colton in this week’s episode was one of the best moments in the franchise’s history. This article from The Cut summarizes the interaction and talks about how important the scene between the two was. Caelynn opens up to Colton about her experience with sexual assault, and in the era of “me too” this was such a raw moment that moved me to tears. If you aren’t a fan of the show, I highly recommend watching this amazingly strong woman talk about her experience.

5. Scrunchies
I know this is random, but this past weekend while I was in DC, it was determined that my style is bulky sweaters and scrunchies, and I’m not mad about it. I’ve been rocking scrunchies again for at least six months, and my favorites are these black silk scrunchies and these crushed velvet scrunchies. I know they aren’t for everyone, but there is no better look for me honestly, and they are not an expensive accessory to invest in.

What’s been catching your eye this week? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy adventuring,

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