March Reads

Book 7:
"Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris
Plot: Jack and Grace have a picture-perfect marriage. He's a handsome, successful attorney. She's the perfect, elegant wife. But things aren't always as they seem. It's not a coincidence that Grace always flakes out on plans and rarely leaves the house. What's perceived to be a flawless marriage has a lot of secrets behind closed doors.

Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving

How is it fair for a person to get sick twice within one month? How is it possible? I don't want to sound like a broken record from my last Sunday Shares post, when I was also recovering from being sick, but that's exactly where I'm at again.

I've had strep since Tuesday, which is why no post went up on Wednesday. I always thought strep was just a bad sore throat but there's a whole lot more to it, and it really felt like it would kill me. But here I am, crawling out the other side. Not 100% yet, but getting there.

For more positive things from the past two weeks, check this post, where I celebrated on all the little, happy things.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

Things To Be Happy About // 07

I haven't done one of these since June and felt like one was due. Read others here.

Finding Your Spark: Embracing Fear, Being Present And Making The Road Home Pt. II

In August 2017, my friend Eileen quit her job to embark on a 90-day road trip, most of which was by herself. We talk about how she planned her trip, how it felt to experience new things alone, some of her most memorable destinations, and what the trip taught her in the end.

You can read part one here.

Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving

Hi, friends. Thanks for checking in. I've been feeling refreshed and rejuvenated this week. Slowing down really did me good.

Last week I was sick and spent every free minute I had lying on the couch trying not to cough up a lung so hard and rewatching "The Office" again. This past week I felt better and eased myself back in to my normal life. Morning yoga as the sun comes up, off to work, an evening workout where I feel strong instead of drained, then being productive around the apartment before chilling out and unwinding before bed. I actually slept a solid seven to eight hours each night which is unusual for me but felt great. Plus I randomly trimmed my hair one night in my bathroom. Classic me.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

A Little Bit About Me

My favorite part about running this blog is all of the conversations it leads to. From comments to emails to tweets to Instagram messages, I love that it's been a place where I can not only think out loud about something but then I get to talk more about it with you too.

Because of this, because it makes me feel very special that a person would read my words on the Internet and be curious enough about me or my life or my thoughts to reach out and ask me something, I wanted to put up a post where I talk about myself a little bit, so you can learn about the person behind the blog.

Learning To Slow Down

I am not good at slowing down. Not completely, at least, because whenever I take some time to slow down and take it easy, I end up feeling guilty because I think about all of the things I should be doing instead. It doesn't feel relaxing, it feels lazy. Even when I'm "slowing down," my mind is in high gear and I'm stressed.

But there are always going to be things to do.
If I waited until there was nothing to do to relax, I'd never relax.