Newsletter Diary, 4.14.23
MEMORIES: Memories: Quick trip to LA this week! I know I said I wasn’t traveling for a while but I will never turn down the chance to snuggle with a newborn. Heaven. Every time I travel, I go through my camera roll and clean out pics (no one warns you that you’ll take 746 photos of your child eating avocado for the first time). I ended up going DEEP and found myself reminiscing about my time in Atlanta. I had booked a job that changed my life but I was rarely present.
I focused a lot on what I was missing instead of what was in front of me. I wish I’d taken more time to reflect with gratitude. I worked a lot of nights, I was tired, and I was lonely. All of those things are true. But I also woke up every day and did what I loved. I don’t think I realized how few people get to do that. Anyway, they say that youth is wasted on the young and it’s true. I wish I knew then what I know now. I wish I could go back and tell myself that I’d have a beautiful family one day and I didn’t need to be so worried about being alone. I’d tell myself that I’d miss those days on set with people who felt like brothers and sisters, and that I should really make the most of it. I guess it’s easy to say that in hindsight but it’s a good reminder. Sometimes you look back at the moments that seemed tough, and realize that they were actually beautiful.
MANTRA: I am grateful for every season.
MUSINGS: Thought I’d mention some of the pieces you might have missed.
-Here are my workout essentials (and some great apps when motivation is lacking)
-This is my skin routine
-My advice to new moms (hint: don’t listen to anyone’s advice)
MOTIVATION: Anddddd we’ve lost it again. I just really couldn’t be arsed this week. I jumped on a treadmill and did a few 20 minute HIIT workouts. One min at 8-10mph, One min at 4. You can just as easily do this outside, and it’s a great way to get more bang for your buck in less time.
What I’m wearing:
-Old faithful (okay, dirty) New Balance sneakers
-Velvet Canyon glasses in tortoise
-Stanley Tumbler (I didn’t know what I was missing and now my life has changed forever.)
What I’m eating: I’m on a mission to find the best sandwich in Miami. So far, Bocadoro has my heart. I realize this is not helpful because you have to plan a trip to Miami to try it but maybe this is your sign to book one? Treat yourself!
What’s in my shopping cart:
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner: The perfect browny tone. I buy this over and over.
Welly Bandages: We get a lot of major injuries (tiny scratches) in our house so these are a necessity. Not just for kids!
Christopher Esber Dress: OK this is a splurge but my GOD is it gorgeous. Flattering on lots of different body types because of the draping.
What I’m excited about:
- My sandwich quest. Bread brings me joy.
- Starting the latest season of Succession because the internet is combusting over it
- Treating myself to a massage on Saturday - I could cry thinking about it
What I’m committed to:
- No shit talking
- Voicing my needs/setting boundaries
- Calling someone up for no reason other than to tell them I appreciate them. (Might make this a weekly thing. I hate phone calls but this is a great reason to face my fears)
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