Catching Up and Checking In

I have to admit, I admired Living In Yellow’s post about “Taking Stock” so much, I decided to replicate it here.  Imitation is the best form of flattery, right?  Or something like that.  In the end, all the love gets shared around 🙂  There hasn’t been much on the blog lately, so this should definitely make up for it.

  • Making: Lists upon lists of blog posts I want to write and places to travel to on the east coast.  It’s endless and it’s all about deciding where I can go solo and where I need to find some travel buddies.
  • Cooking: Gosh I wish.  I have so many pins on Pinterest and ideas in my head of what to make.  It just takes me getting home before 8:30 and wanting to cook for more than just myself.  I did bake “Healthy” banana bread by Lululemon.  Not sure it is family or coworker approved (it’s quite lacking in the sweet) but would pass the I Quit Sugar test probably.  Well, it’s one step in the right direction.
  • Drinking: Water for days.  That and chamomile tea since I seem to have an insomnia problem.

  • Reading: Just finished “The Language of Flowers” on my kindle (all in the span of 1 day…traveling back to NYC) and boy does it make you think about the meaning of flowers differently.
  • Wanting: To travel up and down the east coast and survive the humidity.  Oh and for someone to sell me their Brooklyn Half race bib for next-next weekend.  Please, pretty please 🙂
  • Looking: At far too many emails and excel documents during the day. Don’t-cha wish you were just starting out in the sales industry 😉
  • Playing: How many steps can I walk in a day (aka using my Fitbit)  I would LOVE to play Bananagrams, but that takes more than one person.

  • Wasting: Time?  Who doesn’t these days on social media.  Interesting clip here about being in the moment, but I guess you could also say money on my daily coffee habit.
  • Wishing:  I could click my heels and be home for a hike or trip to the beach with my girlfriends this weekend.


  • Enjoying: Mozzarella sticks, blue cheese, and wings.  Because happy hours just aren’t the same without them and live’s about indulging every once in awhile.  Although, I’ve really got to stay away from the chocolate cookies and coffee.  Those two are the culprits for my headaches and poor sleep.
  • Waiting: to know what I want to do with my life.  Do I need a 5 year plan?


  • Liking: spring flowers and spring weather (except the fact that Mother Nature can’t decide between rain and sun)
  • Wondering: why I think so much about Facebook and social media
  • Loving: the people I work with. Couldn’t have asked for a better environment.

IMG_2590Recycled photo just because we don’t take them that often

  • Hoping: to win tickets to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show at some point
  • Marveling: at countless blogger’s and fashionista’s sense of style
  • Needing: Plans for the weekend and the summer.  It really helps to have things to look forward to during the work week.  How else would I get through those mundane Mondays?
  • Smelling: The new Joe Malone samples sent to me by one of my best friends.

  • Wearing: One of my favorite outfits – Nike shorts and a t-shirt.  I keep it classy.
  • Following: All the fabulous bloggers attending the 2014 Blend Retreat
  • Noticing: How many people are obsessed with their phones.  I’m guilty but really – take a look around you, on the street, in a restaurant, or on your commute.  It’s insane.  
  • Knowing: That sleep is really good for your health, metabolism, athletics, and work ethic, but it still escapes me.
  • Thinking: How does one manage it all?
  • Feeling: Exhausted (written at night), even though I just worked in an office all day.  No manual labor or work out today.
  • Bookmarking: WAY too many places to visit – from restaurants to New York hotspots.  One step at a time…

  • Opening: Belated birthday cards from some friends and family.  Who says your birthday has to last one day?
  • Giggling: At all the wrong moments.  Usually it’s when I’m supposed to be serious, if someone gets hurt (I’m talking more America’s Funniest Home Videos…I’m not that mean), or even on a roller coaster.
  • Feeling: Confident in how far I’ve come this past year.  From graduation to putting more effort into my health.  From moving across country to an unknown city to finding my first full time job all on my own.  I’d say that’s pretty darn good.

Any random thoughts? What are your plans for the weekend?


7 thoughts on “Catching Up and Checking In

  1. Well you know you have a travel buddy in me. Here’s my list: Hiking in New Hampshire, shopping/eating in Boston, then heading down to Rhode Island/Cassandra for some boat life adventures in Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Block Island. We’ve got our work cut out for us…

  2. Okay come to New England and we can play bananagrams, go to the beach, and do all sorts of things. I marvel over everyone else’s sense of fashion too. I’m lucky if I match 2 days out of the week. I’m a walking train wreck, but I could really care less. Hope you have a great weekend. I might have to use this post next week, it was a fun one 🙂

  3. This was fun to read 🙂 You made me want to start planning way more to do this summer though which may be a problem since I’m supposed to be saving 😉 What’s life without some memory making, though?

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