We’ve got four more days in this month… but it’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time for my CURRENTLY post, and I’ve got a ton going on to share!
CURRENT BIG NEWS:
Two Mondays ago, I took a big step in my career. I left my job I’ve had for the past four years, along with the company I’ve worked for the same amount of time. I wasn’t actively looking for a new job, but I was most certainly craving change. And, this job found me. I like to think the best things happen this way…
Needless to say, I’m really excited for all that lies ahead… and excited for this new challenge!
When I resigned, my company declined my offer to complete a two weeks’ notice. So, I’ve been on “vacation” since November 16th. My friend Marisa mentioned I’m fun-employed right now. Don’t you love the sound of that? Me too….
I’ve used this two weeks to refuel my soul and ready for my new job. I’ve also used this time to get organized, hang pictures, and I even cleaned out my garage. Lots of random things, and all things that have me settled and organized which I love. It’s been exactly what I needed, and I’m really grateful I had this time.
Oh, and I’ve watched every episode of everything that exists on Food Network. I saw The Kitchen’s Thanksgiving, Bobby’s Thanksgiving, the Pioneer Woman’s Thanksgiving… I mean, I could make turkey about 10 different ways, y’all…
It would be VERY un-American of me to say anything but Adele when I talk about what I’ve been listening to. Actually, it might be considered un-human, considering the sales records she’s broken.
So, yes… it’s been what I’ve been listening to. And, I love it! My favorites on the album (so far): A Million Years Ago and All I Ask. There’s so much emotion in her songs… so incredible. If you haven’t picked one up, it’s time.
When I quit my job, I also turned in my phone and I’ve been using a temporary iPhone for the past two weeks. OMG… I miss LTE so bad. I miss new technology.
Monday. Monday, I’ll have a new phone… just a few more days.
Since it had been sitting on my coffee table for a month, I decided that it was time to start reading this book. It came in my PopSugar Must Have box in October and is an actual book (non-eBook.)
So far, I like the book. I don’t love it… which makes me wonder if I’ll finish it. I think it’s more the genre that I’m not nuts about. Just like I’m not a big fan of sitcoms… I’m going to keep going to see if I make it through, but it just doesn’t keep my interest.
I did finish this one… much more up my alley and intriguing. Unlike the majority of Nicholas Sparks books, this one was a bit of a thriller… and really, really good! I definitely recommend See Me!
CURRENT INTERNET FIND:
I’m loving this article published by Thought Catalog this week. It’s eye-opening, profound and while I do most of what’s on this list today, there’s a few I need to adopt.
With a big travel schedule ahead, I decided to invest in a Nest Thermostat. Have y’all seen these?
It is a connected thermostat that you can control through the magic of wifi. Not only does it learn your behaviors and set your thermostat while you’re away, but it also saves you money! And, because I’m a handy-woman apparently, I’ll tell ya… I installed it myself!
Also of note, your energy company may even offer a rebate! Mine (Xcel Energy) did!
CURRENT NAIL COLOR:
I dug through my nail polishes and found this one that I had used last year… and remembered how much I loved it. It’s a permanent fixture on my nails, and a dark, creamy red color called Wicked.
Now, something else that I’ve been using that I love is Essie Gel Setter. This top coat is amazing. It makes my nail color last a FULL WEEK, without being a gel or shellac polish (which wreak havoc on my nails.) Love this stuff!
Um… you guys! I got tickets to see Elizabeth Gilbert in May! I am over-the-moon excited at the opportunity to see this lovely lady speak and have a chance to meet her!
CURRENT HEAVENLY BATH MOMENT:
On Tuesday, I swept out my garage. Then, I went to a gentle yoga class. And, then I got a deep tissue massage. Um, my poor back… by the time I got home, it was completely shot (again). These are not hard things… but after my car accident, I just can’t do the things I’ve done in the past.
On the bright side, I found these amazing bath salts. Not only do they smell amazing… soothe the body… but they also leave your skin SUPER soft!
I found this bottle at Whole Foods, and they’re blended with lavender and sweet marjoram essential oils. That means they smell AMAZING! Try them! Let me know what you think….
CURRENT RANDOM WISH LIST ITEM:
I really want a new refrigerator. I know. It’s super random, but I want one that has filtered water on the outside. I’ll be working from home soon… and I’m SO wanting one! A girl’s got to stay hydrated, after all! Can you even imagine this one?? Just dreaming here…
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