Not much to report this week. It was pretty typical, which is my favorite kind of week. Two positive things:
1) I went to my first borough council meeting. It was kind of what I expected it to be like and also slightly different. (It wasn’t that far off from what you see in Gilmore Girls to be honest and our mayor actually looks like Taylor!!) It was definitely an eye-opening experience; it became really apparent how important it is to vote for local officials because they’re controlling the things that directly affect you on a day-to-day basis. Again, that’s what I expected…. but to see it in action really lit a fire under me to get even more involved. (I also teared up in the first ten minutes because a community member came and read a poem she wrote about the town and it was so beautiful!) I also didn’t realize how fired up I could get over a shady tree ordinance, but here I am now.
2) This has been the best January yet for my business. This is usually such a slow period of time but there are so many great things coming down the pipeline. Last year was more of a transition year, both personally (when we were buying our house then moving into the new house) and professionally (my manager was fired last January and I had to transition onto another one’s roster). It was ALL ultimately positive (love our house and love my new manager), but transitions can be tough. Right now I’m definitely reaping some of the benefits of “surviving” (for lack of a better word) that transition period. Just feeling really good! And next week I have a fun project that I was asked to do… and it’s an even bigger production than I realized so I’m even more excited! Can’t wait to share more…
Not the most inspiring picture but I’ve been getting cabin fever at home so I’ve been doing a couple of hours of work every afternoon in a coffee shop or Starbucks. Helps break up the day for sure!! (And how cute is my new laptop sleeve?!!? Highly obsessed.)
Here’s what has been on my radar all week:
ONE // The Cast of Cheer On Ellen
I’m still on the Cheer train. They’ve been doing an intense press tour and I can’t get enough of it!!! I loved their interview and cameo on the Ellen show. Jerry’s mat talk is everything. (And if you haven’t seen him doing mat talk for people going to work… you must!!)
TWO // Navy Bow Pumps
Well, helloooooo beautiful!!!! These shoes are stunning. I love that the pump is suede and the bow is satin– the contrast looks so sophisticated. They’re also 50% off right now and I’m not sure you can beat that!
THREE // How to Start Therapy
I’m a huge advocate for therapy. And even though I’m personally quite well-versed in participating in therapy, I still get intimidated by going! It does get easier over time, especially as you build trust with a therapist, but life changes (like a move or a particularly stressful time) can make going a hurdle again. Here are some helpful tips for getting started with therapy!
FOUR // Willa Heart Needlepoint Canvases
I just about fell out of my chair when I saw this collaboration for needlepoint canvases!! Willa Heart makes the cutest artwork with bright colors and quirky motifs. And I’m so excited to see that she’s doing a line of canvases with The Plum Stitchery! I can’t wait for them to launch…
FIVE // Gucci Bucket Bag
While I’m not totally into everything Gucci does, I do like their classic pieces, particularly the horse-bit collection. I fell in love with this little bucket bag and think it’s going to be my “year end” splurge. I tried tracking one down in stores to touch and feel it before committing but they didn’t have it in stores in NJ. So I bought it online…. I’m 95% sold on it and can’t wait to see it in person. Fingers crossed it’s “the one.”