• Catching My Eye 10.23.20
    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 10.23.20

    Last week was a doozy, which made this week a week full of playing catch-up! I had a medical issue pop-up last week on Monday, which led to me needing a minor procedure on Thursday. The last half of my week was completely useless as I prepared for the procedure and then recovered, but on the bright side, I was well taken care of by my roommate and boyfriend, and I recovered in time to celebrate a friend’s wedding at a small outdoor ceremony. This week was all about catching up on everything I let sit by last week. It was busy, but I feel like I accomplished most of…

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    My Perfect Morning Routine

    2020 has been horrible and disappointing in so many ways, but it’s also given me a chance to slow down, take stock of what really matters to me, and cultivate habits and routines that help me become a better me. One of the routines I feel like I have gotten down to a science during this time is my morning routine. My mornings have never been better than during the pandemic. Part of this is because I don’t have anything keeping me out late at night, so I get a full night’s sleep, but another part of this is due to adding in some instrumental to-do items to my morning checklist. Let’s…

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    Top 10 Halloween Movies to Watch That Aren’t Scary

    I’m the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween. I hate being scared — and I am very easily scared. But, because the pandemic is allowing me to really enjoy the small moments in life, I’m trying to embrace this season for all that it has to offer — pumpkin carving, salted-caramel treats, apple picking, and yes, even Halloween movies. If I’m going to watch Halloween-themed movies, I’m going to watch them on my terms, which means they aren’t scary. Let’s get started! one | Hocus Pocus My roommate and I just watched Hocus Pocus this weekend for the first time, and it’s one of my new favorite…

  • Books,  Recommendations

    15 Spooky Season Book Recommendations

    Spooky season is in full swing at my house! My roommate and I have already started watching Halloween-themed movies (check out Wednesday’s post for my recommendations/to-watch list), and we carved pumpkins this weekend. Even though the pandemic is still very much a part of our lives, I’m really glad this season is upon us, and we can still do fun things while staying safe. As we all know, my favorite thing to do in any season is read. So here are my spooky season book recommendations that I have already read and loved. Let’s get started! one | A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab Follow me to a…

  • Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 10.09.20

    Happy Friday! This week was all about implementing little things to make each day feel like the best day. I started having five-minute dance parties after lunch. I treat myself to coffee two to three times a week. I watch the sunrise or set from my bedroom window. Just little things to make every day a little bit special. Do you have any practices like that? I’d love to know what they are. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | this breakdown on misconceptions about the enneagram… If you didn’t know, I love the enneagram. I think it’s such a fascinating way to understand the…

  • October Goals
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    October Goals & A September Update

    How lucky I am to live in a world with Octobers? October is one of my favorite months. It’s the start of the holiday season, but it’s a bit slower of a month since Halloween doesn’t typically require travel. Like most humans, I love sweater-season and can’t keep salted-caramel flavors out of my mouth. I love pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and everything else that comes with the season. Let’s get started with my September update and October goals! September 2020 Goal Update one | track my eating habits I’ll be honest, I sort of did this. I eat so similarly every day, that I feel like I can log certain…

  • Books I read in September
    Books,  Wrap Ups

    Books I Read in September

    Happy October! September was quite the month, and it was definitely an eventful month when it came to reading. I read nine books ranging from a non-fiction memoir, an educational marketing book, two books that were the last in their series, an antiracist read, and more. Let’s get started on the books I read in September! one | Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb — E-Book Therapists are people too. They have opinions, they struggle with normal problems like breakups and feeling the impending doom of their own death, they curse — basically, they are just like us. This is Lori Gottlieb’s main message in her book Maybe You…

  • 10.02.20
    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 10.02.20

    TGIF. This has been one heck of a week, let me tell you. Between the pandemic and the election, I feel like I just can’t catch a break this year. I’m trying to remind myself to just take one step and then another, but sometimes that’s harder than you think. Anyways, nothing is really “new” with me per say, so let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week. one | this work hack to keep your day running smoothly… I am looking for anything and everything that will help me cope with my workday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still loving working from home, I’m just in need…

  • Pandemic TV Shows
    Books,  Recommendations

    Top TV Shows to Watch Based on Books

    I promise this post isn’t sponsored by Netflix. I don’t watch a ton of TV because most of my free time is spent reading, but when I do, I’m a big binge-watcher. During quarantine, my boyfriend and I have been watching shows together, switching off who gets to pick what we are watching next, and it got me thinking about all of the amazing TV shows based on books. There are so many out there, but these are the ones I’ve personally watched. Let’s get started! one | Gossip Girl Gossip Girl is such a classic television series, and it’s the perfect time to binge the series. The television series is…

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    Catching My Eye | 09.25.20

    What a week! My mood went from the lowest-of-low to the highest-of-high over the last 14-ish days. I don’t know what’s in the water (probably a pandemic), but I am truly feeling better than ever. I know this is probably going to be short-lived because life is just a series of ups-and-downs, but I’m trying to enjoy it while I can. Something I think that’s really helped this mood is doing a quick 15-minute clean-up routine at the end of the night. I’ve started cleaning the kitchen (washing the dishes and wiping down the counters) and tidying my room (putting away clothes and shoes, for the most part) right before…