• 9.10.20 Catching My Eye
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    Catching My Eye | 09.10.20

    No, no, no, you haven’t lost your mind. It’s Thursday. But tomorrow is 9/11, and that day is best spent remembering the lives we tragically lost 19 years ago — not reading about the fun things I’ve found on the internet in the last seven days. This week has been a weird one. I was in such a mood on Monday & Tuesday for no real reason, but then, I seemed back to “normal” on Wednesday. I’m going to chalk it up to Pandemic Burnout, which needs to be a real term if it isn’t already. Anyways, I’m excited for a quiet weekend spent reading and getting ice cream with…

  • Catching My Eye 9.04.20
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    Catching My Eye | 09.04.20

    Long weekend alert! I am so ready for three days off of work. It’s not that life has been any crazier than normal (some would argue it’s been slower with the pandemic) but it’s still nice to get three days off to do whatever I want to do. I picture this weekend being full of books, learning how to crochet, and cuddling with Maggie. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week… one | this crochet kit… So, I’ve decided to become even more of a grandma and pick up crocheting! I am actually really excited about this new hobby. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for forever, but…

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    September Goals & An August Update

    Happy September! I’m actually really excited about this new month. My roommate and I decorated for fall this weekend because we are just ready for a change. With COVID, I feel like life has gotten pretty stagnant — I work-out, get ready for the day, read, work, cook dinner, hang out with Boyfriend, watch TV/read, go to bed, and repeat. I love my routine, but I need something different to spice up my day to day. Let’s get into what my September goals are… August 2020 Goal Update one | renew my Google AdWords and Google Analytics certification I didn’t get ANY closer to completing this goal than I was in August. OOPS! I’ve definitely…

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    Catching My Eye | 08.28.20

    I am in a fall state-of-mind. When COVID hit, it was still cold in Nashville, and I am ready to get back to those cozy vibes. Fuzzy socks, pumpkin-flavored treats, and twinkly lights are the only things I want to enjoy over the next two-three months. It’s nowhere near fall weather here yet, but that will not prevent me from making the best of this “season.” My week was strangely long but it also went by so fast? I was struggling with getting stuff done early in the week and then hit the ground running once Wednesday hit. I’m hoping for a quiet, productive weekend to set me up well…

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    Catching My Eye | 08.21.20

    Whew! We made it! I don’t know about you, but this week was a crazy one for me. I had COVID-safe plans on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week, so it made it feel like a weekend right in the middle of the week even though I worked every day. It definitely made for a weird feeling week, so I’m ready to knock a lot of productive tasks off the list today in preparation for a fun-filled weekend. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week… one | these really unique bookshelves to spruce up any space… I’ve been on a book-buying spree (oops), and I also plan…

  • How to Love Yourself
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    How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Feel Like It

    Sometimes, I am not my favorite person in the world. Sometimes, I hate who I am. Sometimes, I can’t stand being in my own mind. And, that’s okay. We all feel this way sometimes. Self-love is hard, but it’s worth practicing because we are the only us in this whole entire world. We are the only person who loves the way we love, who thinks the way we think, and who can change the world in our own unique way. Each and every person on this Earth is different, and if we aren’t going to love ourselves, who will? I’ve been struggling a lot lately with self-love. I’ll admit, it’s a lot…

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    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…

  • 8.07.20
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    Catching My Eye | 08.07.20

    Everyone wish Maggie a happy birthday! I understand it’s incredibly extra of me to through my cat a birthday party (my roommate and I got fancy cake — it wasn’t really a party), but we all need something to look forward to during this ongoing pandemic, right? Aside from Maggie’s birthday, this week was very, very quiet. Client work has slowed down a ton, and I’ve settled into a good rhythm of dinner and TV/reading at night. I also gave my body a much-needed break and worked out less this week subbing in my normal HIIT workouts for more leisurely walks. All in all, it was a much needed “quiet”…

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    August Goals & A July Update

    How in the world is it already August? I know I’m not alone in thinking we really would have been out of this pandemic by now, or at least the worst of it, and I struggled in July with the fact that it wasn’t over. Because of that, I feel like I almost wasted the month? I know I didn’t — I had a retreat for a non-profit board I am a part of, I went to the beach (safely) with my mom, and I had a holiday weekend — but I just feel like I got nothing done. I’m determined to make August a much more “successful” month, at least in measurement against…

  • 7.31.20 Catching My Eye
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    Catching My Eye | 7.31.20

    Happy Friday! I know lots of people who make jokes about the weekend being just the same as the rest of the week, but I still look forward to those two little days of zero expectations every week. This week was quite the rollercoaster between work and personal stuff, so I’m hoping to get some much-needed downtime and practice a little self-care this weekend. What’s on your agenda? Let’s see what’s been catching my eye… 1// This list of books about voter-suppression… Early voting ends tomorrow in Nashville. I am lucky enough to have not experienced any issues during my time as a voting adult in the United States, but…