Catching My Eye,  Personal

Catching My Eye | 8.9.19

Another week in the books! This week was especially fantastic because I got a cat! I’ve been talking about getting a cat for so long that some of my good friends already thought I had a cat. I brought home the precious nugget below on Saturday, and she’s just the cutest little cuddle bug already. I love being a cat mom, and I’m so glad I have her in my life even if she tries to sleep on my face. Her name is Maggie courtesy of my roommate (who I’m slowly turning into a cat person). Other than having a snuggle butt sharing my bed now, I caught up with some friends over homemade tacos, hosted a meeting, and attended a huge networking event. I’m going to an outdoor movie tonight, but otherwise, have a pretty low-key weekend planned which is exactly what I need. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week…

kimberly honiball catching my eye

1. This article about how you could read more on a day-to-day basis…
I’ve been really into prioritizing my time lately since I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed, and this article about reading more intentionally put my reading time in perspective for me. We have so much more time than we think we do in the day, it’s all about how we choose to use that time. I’ve made a commitment to myself to read at least 30 pages a day. Hopefully, I can up that to 50 soon, but I’m starting slow.

2. These alternative healthy snacking options
I’m finally back on my health kick after about a month off because of moving and travel. I feel so much better after only a week of eating healthier, but this list of healthy snack alternatives definitely caught my eye. I can’t wait to try the Boom Chicka Pop trail mix and the coconut cookies!

3. This take on why women are so obsessed with true crime
I definitely fall into the stereotype of true crime junkie, and this article made me feel so validated. Tuttle talks about how women are more drawn to true crime because they feel they can learn from it  — women are more likely to victims of a violent crime, so if we can learn how someone else survived something, we feel more equipped. It’s a valid argument that I completely agree with. Stay sexy, and don’t get murdered!

4. This adorable button-front dress
I’m trying not to spend money right now, but if I were, this dress would be the first thing in my cart.

5. The latest book in this fantasy series
I’m still working my way through this book, and I’m loving it so far. It’s been about a year since I read the last book, so I think I would be enjoying my reading experience more if I had re-read the first two books, but it’s not entirely detrimental. If you don’t know, A Reaper at the Gates is the third book in the Ember in the Ashes series. It follows the perspectives of Laia, Elias, and Helen. Laia is trying to save the empire from the Nightbringer. Elias is struggling to fully accept his new role as the Soul Catcher in the waiting place. And Helen is fighting to save her sister from the Emperor. It’s a whirlwind fantasy that sucks anybody up.

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

Happy adventuring,

One Comment

  • Ilham Alam

    Congrats on the little kitty! They are so high energy and adorable at that tiny age! I have a 10yr kitty myself.

    And yes to being a true crime junkie as a woman and trying to learn lessons from it, to keep myself safe. Sad, isn’t it, that as women we always have to be hyper vigilant about our physical safety? Another book that I have read before and recommend would be “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Baerker (sp). It’s got a lot of safety tips in it that I think all women should read.

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