• Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 5.17.19

    Yesterday was really tough. I try to stay positive here on the blog, and I try to always see the silver lining in life, but yesterday was a really rough day. I don’t want to get political on here, but I feel like I have an obligation to say something. I don’t have the biggest following out here on the interwebs, but if I can help one person, that’s so important. So, I want to give everyone reading this message an assignment — check in on your female friends. The world is becoming a scarier and scarier place every day for women, and I think we all need to check…

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    Catching My Eye | 5.10.19

    What a week! I kept this week pretty low-key focusing on work and getting back into a routine. I had a quick meeting on Monday evening and got some exciting news, played in my last kickball game of the season on Wednesday and enjoyed pizza with friends, and went to a networking event last night. I’m really looking forward to this weekend because I’m going to Steeplechase with a bunch of friends. (Apparently it’s the Kentucky Derby of Nashville? I’m really only going because I’m in this phase of saying “yes” to every opportunity, but nevertheless, I am very excited.) As mentioned, I’m really trying to focus on developing a…

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    Catching My Eye | 5.3.19

    And she’s back! A full week of posts, and truthfully, it hasn’t been easy. After two months of not writing blog posts, throwing myself back into it has been more difficult than anticipated, but I know this is where I want to be, so here I am. This week flew by. I had a lot going on at work, which always makes the days go by quickly, and I stayed very busy personally. Last weekend was the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in Nashville. It ran right past my house, so while I was dog sitting, I decided to cheer on some friends as they tackled the half marathon. Since I…

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    Catching My Eye | 2.15.19

    Happy Friday! This week simultaneously felt like the longest and shortest week of my life. Last weekend was such a blast! I celebrated my brother’s birthday with him and a bunch of friends before he jetted home for the weekend, and I attended a gala-type event for an organization I’m a part of in Nashville. It was carnival themed, and I truly had a blast dancing the night away with friends. Despite the fun-filled weekend, I was feeling really anxious earlier in the week, so it felt like the days were dragging. I tried to brush aside my feelings with wine nights and tacos, but I think I’m just going…

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    Catching My Eye | 2.8.19

    And just like that, another week has flown by. On Monday, it always seems like the week will take forever and then it’s over in the blink of an eye! I had a bit of an off week since I didn’t meal prep on Sunday, so I ate out a lot, which I don’t love to do but it is what it is. This week was packed with The Bachelor, networking events, and happy hours, and this weekend is even more fun-filled! I’m attending an event I helped plan that should be lots of fun, and I’m celebrating my brother’s birthday. What are all of you up to? I’ve been reading a…

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    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…

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    Catching My Eye | 1.25.18

    I’m sitting in the airport as I write this update headed to DC for the weekend! I’m mostly excited to see my friend’s cat, but I also can’t wait for amazing food and spending some much needed quality time with a dear friend. I wish I could say I’m excited to spend hours in museums, but all the Smithsonian’s are closed due to this historically long government shut down. If you can, please offer to help out any affected government workers in your community that may be experiencing hardships due to the shutdown. I found this Refinery29 article about donating to furloughed government employees especially helpful. This week was a…

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    Catching My Eye | 1.18.19

    And just like that, another week has come and gone. This week was a busy one for me, and it was fully self-imposed. I was feeling really down earlier in the week, and all I wanted to do on Monday night was go home after work, curl up on my couch, and watch The Bachelor by myself. But, instead of shrinking into myself and sitting in my sadness, I decided to go to a friends house to watch the show with a group. I instantly felt better after spending a few hours with friends, and it reminded me that I need to do that more often — surround myself with…

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    Catching My Eye | 1.11.19

    Anyone else feel like this week flew by? I thought it would be a rough one since last week was so short with New Year’s Day, but it truly went by in the blink of an eye. I got a ton of “deep work” done at my day job that I’m really happy about, and I’ve been consistent with blogging and posting on social media for A Spoonful of Honi (follow me on Instagram for daily highlights), so I’m feeling like I had a mega productive week, and there’s nothing better than that. I’ve also had such a good time this week with friends. Last Friday, I had some friends…

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    Catching My Eye | 1.4.19

    New year, new blog series! I’m excited to announce that one of my goals of 2019 is to post three days a week! THREE! My new posting schedule is going to be Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8 a.m. central time with every Friday post being a weekly wrap up with updates on my life as well as things that have caught my eye on the internet (or in life) during the last five days. Obviously, this week has been a weird one with the new year falling on a Tuesday, but I’ve already enjoyed 2019 more than anything. I rang in the new year with close friends and family at…