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    Catching My Eye | 05.21.21

    Happy Friday! This week feels like it flew by. I was sick at the beginning of the week — we can thank everyone leaving their houses for the first time in over a year for that — so, I was really just focused on getting better the first three days of the week. I’m really looking forward to this weekend — it’s going to be a busy one, but I think it will be really rewarding. this week’s good things: I don’t have COVID, I get to talk to kids today about taking their future in their hands, I attended an author event last night that was amazing. Let’s get started!…

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    Week of Outfits | 1.17.21 — 01.23.21

    Another quiet week during a pandemic has come and gone. I tried to mix up my outfits a little more this week, but it was still comfy-cozy as always. Monday, January 18 I actually had the day off from work, so I actually spent most of the day in bed reading but ran my weekly errands in the afternoon. Headband Sweater Dress (similar) Boots (similar) Tuesday, January 19 Tuesday was warmer than normal for a January day in Nashville, so I decided to break out a dress. Typical Tuesday, and I cooked a Hello Fresh meal for dinner that night. Headband Dress Shoes Wednesday, January 20 Happy Inauguration Day! Kept…

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    Catching My Eye | 5.29.20

    Another week in has come and gone, and boy, was this one a doozy for me. I’ve been relatively steady throughout this whole experience (except for the very beginning before we were under any stay-at-home orders — I like certainty, and the back and forth and the unknown was more stressful for me than just knowing what to do), but my emotions were all over the place this week. Instead of beating myself up, I really tried to just let myself feel whatever emotion was working its way through my mind and body, and start fresh. If I needed a break, I took a break. If I needed a piece…

  • Catching My Eye 1.10.20
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    Catching My Eye | 1.10.20

    Hi there! Happy 2020! I know I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m back. For now. I’m not sure how long I’ll be back, but I know I’m at my best when I’m writing regularly, and blogging is a great way to hold myself accountable, so for now, I’m back. The last few months of 2019 were a great treat. I turned 25 at the end of November, celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family in Nashville, and reigned in the new year with some of my favorite people by my side. I’m excited to see what 2020 brings! I know some people hate new year’s resolutions, but I think the…

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    Catching My Eye | 8.16.19

    What a long week this has been! I didn’t start off on the best foot since I went to bed kind of late on Sunday, but by Wednesday I had kind of given up on waking up for my workouts this week anyways, so I embraced the later nights and “sleeping in” without giving myself too hard of a time. I’ll pick back up next week! I think this type of kindness toward ourselves is so important — we can’t always hit the workouts or complete the self-care exercises, all we can do is our best. That’s what I did this week — my absolute best. I’ve been pouring a…

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    February Bullet Journal Set-Up

    I started bullet journaling last year, and I truly have never looked back. It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I know it’s not for everyone, but I think my favorite thing about bullet journaling is that you can make it completely your own thing. You can go as big or as little as you want. I always include certain spreads including a goals page as well as a wrap-up/reflection page at the end of the month, but I like how I can switch it up to be whatever I’m needing this month. Here’s what my February bullet journal set up looks like this year. Let’s get started!…


    A Few Lessons I’ve Learned From My Grandmother

    My grandmother (everyone in the family calls her Nani) turned 93 yesterday — NINETY-THREE! I know people live to be much older than this, but as my only living grandparent, I’m pretty darn proud of her for sticking around this long. This isn’ my typical blog post, but I wanted to honor her in a way that I could look back on in years to come. Let me tell you a little something about my grandmother — she is strong, brave, kind, inspirational, and a spit-fire. She treats complete strangers like family, says exactly what is on her mind, and never says no to dessert. She’s survived 93 years full…

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    Books I Read in 2017

    Every year I make it my goal to read 50 books, and I have yet to reach that goal. But I did read 45 in 2017, and that’s pretty darn close. Keep reading to learn a little bit about the books I liked and disliked in 2017. 1. “Me Being Me is as Exactly as Insane as You Being You” by Todd Hasak-Lowy A young adult-novel I read while ringing in the new year. Hasak-Lowy tells a riveting coming-of-age tale entirely in lists. 2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald I know it’s pretty unbelievable that I hadn’t read an American classic before I turned 22, but it’s not…

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    Goodreads: 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

    100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime from Goodreads 47/100 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  2009 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  Spring 2017 Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 1984 by George Orwell  Winter 2013 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling  First Grade The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald January 2017 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  Elementary School Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien  2015 Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury  2014/2015 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Animal…

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    Treasure Tuesday

    1. I am currently listening to the audiobook version of “Illuminae,” and so far I am loving it so much more than the actual book. 2. Find out what new book you should read this fall with this Buzzfeed quiz. I got “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. 3. 4. This is my second week of classes, and I’m already swamped with homework, extra-curriculars, and internship stuff. How is school going for you? Happy reading, Kimberly