This week is not turning out how I had originally expected it to. The new “go with the flow” me is totally fine with it though because in a way it feels like I got an extra week. As exciting as my travel plans were, I would never say no to a quiet week at home. I hadn’t scheduled anything for the week because I wasn’t supposed to be here and it’s been so nice. And it’s only Tuesday!!
On Saturday, my boyfriend was out of town and I had the laziest of lazy days. I slept in, and the dogs did too, which is a rare treat. All I did was lay around the apartment in yoga pants and a sweater watching all the movies. I’m sort of embarrassed by how lazy the day was, but truly… I enjoyed it and felt completely refreshed. I watched Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (a new Netflix movie that I don’t recommend), 32 Pills (an intense documentary about loss, family, and addiction), Bad Seed (a very ~Lifetime Movie~ remake from Lifetime if you know what I mean), the first episode of You (a new Lifetime show), and then I went and saw A Simple Favor (so different than I was expecting and didn’t love it).
Sunday was more productive, so I felt like the weekend wasn’t a total loss. I worked out, switched over my wardrobe from warm to cold weather, and even went to a panel in NYC. It was with Reese Witherspoon, Neela Montgomery (the CEO of Crate and Barrel), Tracy Sun (the founder of Poshmark), and moderated by Elaine Welteroth (former EIC of Teen Vogue). I’ve been to a lot of panels where the topics are about women and women in business. This one was particularly interesting and I felt like the three panelists had unique perspectives and different career paths to discuss. They filmed the event, so I will definitely share the video when it’s live.
I finally bit the bullet and bought a carry-on suitcase. I usually go for a big tote or a weekender, or check my bag and just carry on a tote or backpack. While weekenders are great for throwing into the back of a trunk, they can get heavy when you have to walk a mile through an airport. After deliberating a bit on which bag to get (so many options nowadays), I went with the Mark and Graham carry-on that matches my big checked spinner. When I got through the security line during my trip to Tampa last week, I literally texted my friend (who ultimately convinced me that the carryon was worth it) and told her that my airport life would never be the same. Why on EARTH did I wait so long?! (PS I had a bunch of questions about the tote, it’s currently on sale!)
Good news about my feet. (Because I know you’re on the edge of your seats waiting for an update.) A few weeks ago, I was talking about how my feet were just covered in blisters. It was an awful couple of weeks while they healed, but I think I’m finally in the clear. A few of you mentioned it was likely from the heat… and you were right! I actually bought a pair of shoes during this time and they’re huge. I think my feet were just super swollen for two weeks straight so nothing fit properly. Between that and the heat, it was a recipe for disaster. Oh, and the toe that I stubbed a while back? The nail fell off (so gross haha) and the new nail is slowly but surely coming in. I never thought I’d be so happy to have non-swollen, non-blistered feet.
When I went to Florida last week, I somehow left without fully switching over my purse. It was 4 am when I walked about the door so I didn’t check what I actually had with me. Thankfully I had my wallet (and randomly four pens), but not much more than that. The only thing I really missed was my Chapstick. While at the mall with my mom, I ended up getting this lip balm and it’s great! It’s aptly named Butterstick… it’s so buttery!
So, I have been trying to figure out what to do with my Youtube channel. Even though I haven’t committed that much time to it, I actually really enjoy filming videos. (I think I prefer videos over photos!) But I just wasn’t sure what kinds of videos I wanted to do. I stopped for a while because of the comment issue I was experiencing, and when I went to get going again… I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I think I have a plan though, would love to know what you think! I wrote my list of what I want to do before I turn 30, and I thought it could be really fun to make it into a Youtube series, documenting (what can be documented) what I do throughout the year. I’m going to try to film a little trailer for it and probably the first “episode.” I’m hoping it turns out as well as it is in my head hah.