I cannot believe how quickly the year is flying by! Between my work hours increasing and our social calendar filling up with showers and retreats, it has been hard to sneak in moments for myself. But I am finding new ways to fit in self care and small creative indulgences here and there. I have been newly inspired by a number of things and wanted to share them with you all here.
I have been devouring BookTubers lately. There is a whole genre of YouTube content called BookTube where creators share their favorite books, their TBR (to be read) lists and vlog their reading experiences. It's amazing. And as I am starting to pick up fiction again, I have been loving all of the Young Adult and Historical Fiction recommendations. Hailey in Bookland is my current favorite. I also love Jen Campbell.
So many of my girlfriends have picked up this amazing summer jumpsuit from the Universal Threads line at Target. I am strongly considering picking it up for work and the weekend.
My friend Jess told me about a healthy eating habit (not diet) called Intuitive Eating. Intuitive eating is a nutrition philosophy based on the premise that becoming more attuned to the body's natural hunger signals is a more effective way to attain a healthy weight, rather than keeping track of the amounts of energy and fats in foods. [wikipedia] It has be SO FREEING to start this when I feel like every person in LA is on some diet trend or fad. I had become so absorbed with what to eat and what not to eat. Listening to my body more and filling up on foods that satisfy me has been such a good adjustment.
Riverdale - OH MY GOODNESS. Just watch it. It is the perfect hybrid of a 1950's family program and a modern day young adult drama. It is as if the characters were plucked from another era and dropped into the right now with just the right amount of campiness and murder mystery.
I love the doors and homes of my neighborhood. I have been taking more walks and runs lately and trying to stop and see the architecture and trees and doors that represent the people who live behind them. It is quite beautiful.
Until next time.
~ A ~