Happy Friday! It’s been a bit of a quiet week around here, so I’ve really tried to enjoy the silence. All the construction on our townhouse has been completed (hallelujah!), so I don’t have to wake up to hammering in the walls and my noise-cancelling headphones have been stowed away. Christian has moved onto a different work shift that has him working until around 9PM each night, so I basically hog the entire day to myself which means I can get a lot done at my own pace.
I’ve done this before, but I’ve tried to start back with a gratitude journal and am making Christian participate as well. Each night we write down five things we are grateful for that day (and sometimes I can only think of three things but that’s ok too). I was motivated after watching this video and thinking, Queen Oprah is right. As sometimes an overly ambitious person, sometimes I find myself focusing too much on goals rather than appreciating what’s right in front of my face. So I’m hoping this habit will continue to allow me to slow down, value all the good I have in my life and learn to be more content (a little more on that here). Have any of you kept a gratitude journal?
This weekend C gets one day off so we plan to head over to Laguna and enjoy a little time at the beach. I’ve got one more week in California before I head on another adventure, more on that soon!
– some glitter fun just in time for the holidays from my friends at Urban Decay –
– finally tossing Christian’s laundry basket from college and upgrading him to this gigantic two-sided one (this man creates a lot of laundry… I don’t know how he does it) –
– some of the cutest handmade earrings from Burdlife –
Thanks so much for reading and have a beautiful weekend – XO –