• Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 05.22.20

    Another week, come and gone. This week felt like it flew by. I started watching Hannah Montana while I worked, and before you laugh at me, it has been the perfect companion. It’s pure background noise, and it makes the day go by so much faster since it’s essentially broken up into 30-minute chunks. I also realized how important working out is to my mental health. I usually start my day with a workout because if I put it off until the afternoon there is a 1% chance I actually commit to doing it. I think rest days are super important, but I can’t lie. I felt really off Thursday morning (the…

  • Anticipated Summer 2020 Books
    Books,  Recommendations

    Anticipated Summer 2020 Book Releases

    The weather seems to finally be warming up for good here in Nashville, and I am stoked for my summer reading lists. Everything seems to slow down in the summer, and I expect this year to be no different. Even though things are slowly opening up here, I think it’s still going to be a slow summer with more outdoor hangs and fewer nights down on Broadway. That obviously means more books being read! Here are a few books I’m excited to pick up once they are published this summer. Let’s get started! 1// A Burning by Megha Majumdar After a terrorist attack on a train in Indian, Jivan, PT Sir, and…

  • Catching My Eye 051520
    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 05.15.20

    What a week! One of my clients had their second busiest week ever, and boy, am I ready for the weekend. I know they are kind of the same as before quarantine, but I still look forward to the unstructured time. I plan to get in lots of reading time this weekend (like every other weekend of quarantine, ha). Something I’ve been thinking a lot about this week as we slowly come out of quarantine here in Nashville is time-management. I feel like these last two-ish months were a great time to take stock of what has and hasn’t been worth my time — what do I do that makes me…

  • My Reading Habits
    Books

    My Reading Habits

    I saw this tag circulating on booktube and figured I would give it a shot! I know I love watching these videos, so who’s to say I can’t do it in blog form! I’ll be the first to admit I have some pretty weird book habits (I’ve been known to read like five books at the same time), but I’ll let you be the judge of that. Let’s get started! 1// Do you have a certain place at home for reading? Usually, I read in bed. I have a roommate, and I like it to be almost silent when I read, so my room is the best place for that.…

  • Quarantine Book Recommendations
    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 10 Quarantine Book Recommendations

    I don’t know about all of you, but Nashville is still shut down for the most part. We are reopening in phases and staying at home as much as possible is still highly encouraged, so I figured it was still appropriate to share a list of books to read while stuck social distancing. This list is compiled of books I read in days and got lost in. It’s all stories that spoke to me in different ways and inspired me somehow. Let’s get started! 1// The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo takes place in modern-day New York as Monique writes about the life…

  • Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 05.08.20

    It’s the eighth Friday since I started working from home, and I’m still excited about Fridays. I know a lot of people feel like weekends aren’t any different for them now, but they are still magical to me. I’ve been keeping a pretty strict work-from-home schedule since quarantine started, but I actually relax on the weekends. I’ve gotten so much reading done during this time it’s insane. 12 books in 8 weeks. HOW? I know quarantine has been really hard on some people, and I’ve definitely had my moments, but for the most part, I’ve been fine. At first, I thought something was wrong with me. But then I started seeing more…

  • Books I Read in April Featured Photo
    Books,  Wrap Ups

    Books I Read in April

    Well, well, well, look who’s back in action. It’s been a while my friends, but I’m happy to be here. Hopefully, I won’t ever again take a break as big as this last one. 2020 has been a smack in the face to a lot of people, and I am no different. But on the bright side, I’ve been reading a lot these last few months, and I can’t wait to share some of my top recommendations. Before I jump into things, I wanted to let you know about this app I discovered that’s been helping me read so much more. Since we’ve been under a Stay-At-Home order in Nashville, I discovered Libby. It lets…

  • TOP 5 ANTICIPATED 2020 BOOK RELEASES
    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Anticipated 2020 Book Releases

    I know I already have an ambitious TBR list, but I couldn’t help but share some of the new books I’m excited to see hit the shelves in 2020. I’ve already seen a few that are being talked about in the book world, so I wanted to stick to some of the possibly lesser-known releases that deserve just as much love. Let’s get started… Image from Amazon 1. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende I’m primarily interested in reading A Long Petal of the Sea because it highlights a part of the world I rarely read about — Chile. Roser flees from the Spanish Civil War at the end…

  • 20 Intentions for 2020
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    20 Intentions for 2020

    2020 started off with a bang. I always start the year feeling pretty excited about what the next 12 months are to bring, but something about 2020 feels different. I went through a lot of change and growth in 2019, and I’m ready to take all the lessons I learned and apply them to this new year. Let’s get started with my 20 intentions for 2020… 1. Don’t make the same mistakes as years past. 2. Set boundaries that protect your mental health. 3. Make healthy choices more often than not. 4. Do good for the Earth. 5. Say yes to opportunities that help you grow. 6. Stand up for…

  • Catching My Eye 1.10.20
    Catching My Eye,  Personal,  Uncategorized

    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…