You guys are the best. Thanks for the thoughts on Wednesday’s post. I am glad to be “back” (although I still feel like I never really left!).
I’m glad to put that behind me for the moment and focus on something else. I could definitely use a little positivity after all this talk about quitting and whatnot!
Here’s what I’ve been loving lately.
BODYPUMP & The Gym
I joined a local gym in early November and have been doing BODYPUMP about 2-3 times a week ever since. I am in love with both BODYPUMP and the opportunity to workout by myself again at a gym.
Claire also loves the daycare. When I tell her we’re going to the gym to play she gets really excited. She did cry the first few times I left her, but once she got to know the caregivers (who are all super sweet) and realized she could run around like a wild child there (I’ve watched, it’s hilarious), she’s been good ever since.
My Photography Business
This is something that I always feel somewhat awkward talking about on here, but I really want to get over that. I own and run a photography business that has recently been really successful and I want to share that! I think this must be sort of like what it was like to be a new blogger – I was scared to even call myself a blogger. I am not professionally trained in any way in photography – just completely self-taught – so I guess that’s where my hesitation may come from.
Anyway, I am 100% loving what I’m doing (and I think I keep saying this because it continues to be refreshing and surprise me). I can tell my skills have been getting better at not only working with people at their sessions, but taking photos, editing, and determining good times of day for lighting (which changes all the time!). I also just recently added up my profits since I started the business back in April and it was very rewarding to see something of value attached to all my hard work.
A recent favorite from a session at sunrise last month
Bath & Body Works “Hello Beautiful” Scent
I had a coupon for BBW and they had candles on sale for $8 the other day (score!) so I picked up some goodies for myself. Normally, I only get candles or soap at BBW and I’m not usually into the scents of their body care but this scent – omg! New favorite!
It’s very floral and sophisticated. It smells a lot more expensive than it actually is. Totally in love with it lately and just throwing the body mist into my purse for a post-workout spritz.
Present Over Perfect
You guys – you need this book.
Real talk: the entire time I’ve read this book, I’ve made notes in it because I really wanted to write a review for it. Just one more reason I was like wait… I still want to blog!
I love writing book reviews, even though those aren’t all that popular of posts. Anyway, I will be reviewing this for sure. I just finished it and it was just so, so good.
Feeling in the Christmas Spirit
It took me a while since it’s still on average 83 degrees here lately. It just doesn’t “feel” like Christmas in the least to me. I’ve always been in a cold place. But we finally got the tree up over this past weekend and I have all my decor out.
Also loving Christmas music, although it’s a little sad to hear “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and lots of songs about snow 🙁 But as some of you may have heard, the Big Island is getting snow and I’m going there right after Christmas. So maybe we will have a white Christmas!
Happy Friday, friends!
Questions for You:
- What are your plans for this weekend?
- What are you loving lately?