Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Today I went to get a mani/pedi with a friend and wished once again that I went to get my nails done more often. It's my favorite way to treat myself. After that, we went out to dinner then came back to my apartment to play video games and chill. It's been a lowkey day, as most of my weekends are. Now that spring is here, I should probably be making more of an effort to go out and do things but man I'm a sucker for staying in.

The past two weeks have been pretty hectic work-wise but in a good way because I got a promotion! I'm really happy about it. Work has been stressful lately where I'm feeling like I could be doing better, but I also know that I try my hardest and do a good job, even on my off days. I'm reminding myself that I earned this.

Oh and by the way, I'm Team Yanny.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

The Enneagram test

The Enneagram test is another personality test and we know I love those. The Enneagram works under the belief that there are nine different personality types, identified as numbers one through nine. I took the test here and found out I'm a type 6: The Loyalist. Everything I read about it felt 100 percent accurate.

You can also read more about each type on this site, which walks you through more details of your personality type: your basic fear, basic desire, a general overview, what you're like at your best and worst, and recommendations for personal growth. That last part was my favorite and is why I love personality tests so much. They're a chance for you to get to know yourself so you can be more self-aware and continue to grow.

Whitney Cummings on the "Love, Alexi" podcast

I went into this episode knowing virtually nothing about Whitney Cummings but I loved the conversation she and Alexi had. They talk a lot about love, relationships, her new movie "The Female Brain" that I now want to see, co-dependence, how being busy is overrated, and a lot more.

At one point, Whitney talked about how she sometimes envisions a conversation like a script where she'd imagine it going a certain way and would get thrown off if the person she was talking to went "off script." I think we can all relate to this feeling, whether it was someone saying something we weren't prepared for or not saying something we were anticipating. She explains that we view going "off script" as a bad thing and end up creating flaws for this person that don't exist. We're focusing on perceived flaws when there's not really a problem at all. I'm explaining this badly. Listen for yourself, she explains it much more clearly. It was kind of a lightbulb moment for me.

Going to the movies alone

Going to the movies by myself was on my bucket list and I can officially check it off. I went to see "I Feel Pretty" alone because, quite honestly, I figured it wouldn't be anything super great so I figured I'd go see it since I was curious but I wouldn't drag anyone with me and waste their time. (I was right. It was good, not great. Made me chuckle, though I have a few problems with it.)

During the previews, I was the only person in the entire theatre. The next person to come in was another woman by herself. Even though she had 50 other seats to choose from, she sat directly next to me. Throughout the movie, she got five texts and four phone calls. I know this because she didn't silence her phone.

Still, I liked it. I'm looking forward to doing it again. There are a handful of movies on my to-watch list that are only on the list because I couldn't find anyone to go see it with me in theatres. Solution? Go alone.

"Adam Ruins Everything - You Can Still Have Babies After 35"

You know how we're all told that by the time a woman hits 40, her chances of having a baby with a birth defect double? Turns out that they're doubling from half of a percent to one percent. Now that's some sort of crazy PR spin.

"Adam Ruins Everything" is a myth-busting type show. Honestly, I'd probably recommend every episode. I recently watched one about how women can still have healthy babies after 35, which is the opposite of what we often hear. It was super interesting and reassuring. The pressure of a biological clock is unfair. This is a little sigh of relief.

What are you loving lately?

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