I’ve been in Hoboken for one full week! It’s gone by so quickly, which I think is a good thing. It already feels pretty normal. It hasn’t been a completely smooth transition… I miss (driving) my car, and my old gym, the good washing machines, and the dogs’ boarding place. We’ve also had some issues with the apartment that range from annoying (like a chirping smoke detector sealed into the ceiling) to problematic (like a few leaks…..).
Otherwise though? Things are good. I’ve already started shopping around gyms and completed workouts every day. One of the things I was trying to avoid was moving here and being afraid to go to a gym and falling out of a routine, so I’m proud of myself for crossing that right off the list! Having a backyard might be the absolute best part though. Nothing better than opening the door and letting the dogs out first thing in the morning while wearing pajamas! Having a dedicated office space is also amazing! Having a room that is separate from the rest of the apartment definitely helps me get in the right “working” and “non-working” Headspace.
I think the number one question I’ve been getting is to do an apartment tour. I will eventually down the road… I’m still very much in the “making it a home” process. After that, people have been asking about the transition to living together. Honestly? Doesn’t feel like a big deal at all, in the best way possible. Easy, really. I’m sure things will come up along the way, but we’re both pretty direct communicators (for better or for worse ha!) so we’ll address whatever we need to as it comes up.
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // Orange Wallpaper
My plan is to wallpaper one of the walls of my office so I’ve been poring over websites looking for good (removable) options. I was looking for something blue and floral, but I might be changing the whole direction so I can use this orange wallpaper. I’m obsessed with it.
I know this might look like a shameless plug for my own Facebook group… and it might be, just a little 😉 But I have been so unbelievably blown away by the responses in there. If you need advice about something, want to connect with girls who live nearby (or far away too!), seek recommendations for an upcoming trip… or just want to share something cool. I’ve been popping in a few times a day to see what’s going on and the sincerity of everyone’s enthusiasm is refreshing.
THREE // Short Sleeve Pajama Set
Despite not letting myself purchase any more pajama sets, it hasn’t stopped me from looking. I love the dainty floral print on this set of short sleeve pajamas!
Remember how I said I was starting my work day with a TED Talk? I still am and it truly has been a wonderful way to kickstart my brain every morning. This TED Talk about the benefits that exercising has on the brain was pretty great. It’s short and sweet and the speaker has incredible energy. She is very passionate about studying effects on the brain and clearly brilliant. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
FIVE // Navy Tulip Sleeve Tee