Good morning! You made it to Friday!!! Is anyone else as excited as I am?!
Today I’m going to start a weekly post called “currently”. It’s just a little idea so that you can get to know me better instead of just looking at pictures of what I eat each and every day. Gotta switch it up every once in a while! I’m currently en route to Washington D.C. so I’ll be back Sunday for a weekend wrap-up. It’ll be a good one since vacation=tons and tons of pictures. TGIF!
Current food: cherries
My dad has been scouring the farmers’ market the past few weeks and each time he picks up a HUGE (I’m talking $40) box full of cherries. Then at night he takes the pits out and leaves them in a bowl in the fridge. I never knew I liked cherries so much! They’re oh so sweet and go great in yogurt, oatmeal, over ice cream or just popped in your mouth like I’ve been doing constantly. You have to get some before they go out of season!
Current song: “Counting Stars” by One Republic
One line from this song really resonates with me during this time in my life: “Old, but I’m not that old; young, but I’m not that bold”. I do feel like I’m in limbo at this point in my life…no longer a kid but also not yet an adult. I feel like the expectations of both identities are put on me at different times and that can be frustrating and confusing. As usual, music always helps when I’m feeling out of sorts, and I found this song to be a very powerful reminder that I’m not alone in the way I feel.
Current purchase: Cate & Chloe earrings.
June “Youthful” Studs. Normally $89, now $14. I haven’t worn earnings in years, but these silver studs stood out to me when I saw the deal pop up on Groupon. Plus, what a steal! They match my necklace perfectly, and since I’m trying to be little miss grown up and all I figured one more professional-looking accessory would be a welcome addition.
Current person: Mom
I’m so proud of my Maja. She just started a new job and is absolutely kicking butt at it. Not only that, but every day I can tell that she’s happier, more passionate and challenged than she’s been in quite some time. She is growing as a human being and gaining back her confidence as a professional woman. It’s a beautiful thing!
Current wanderlust: Washington D.C. Good thing I’m headed there now!
Since I interned in DC two years ago I haven’t been back to see my roommates, who now live scattered all over the country. By some crazy twist of fate we all decided to book a flight to DC this weekend and have a reunion! I’ve been so busy this past week that it hasn’t even hit me yet that I’ll soon be on a flight to see them, but I know this weekend is going to be loads of fun. DC is one of my favorite places in the world (I’m a politics geek).
Current show: Suits
Harvey Specter. Enough said.
Current obsession: Carmex chapstick
No, it doesn’t smell like peppermint or lemon meringue pie, but this stuff works. My lips have a tendency to get incredibly dry when the weather makes a quick and drastic change (my skin does the same thing…lucky me), so I grabbed the first chapstick I saw at Walgreens before work on Tuesday. I was pleasantly surprised—it goes on like a gloss but doesn’t just sit on top of your lips and make a sticky mess. It really felt like its moisture was sinking in to my lips the moment I put it on.
Current read: “6 Ugly Truths You Need to Accept to Pull Yourself Out of a Rut”
I found myself nodding furiously to each and every point made in this article, especially the “you already dreamed the dream” advice. It’s sobering to have it thrown in your face that hey, you actually DO know what you want to do you’re just afraid to do it because your 22 year old self doesn’t believe in yourself the way that you did back when you were 8.
Current excitement: FALL!
Have a great weekend!
Question: what’s one of your current loves?