Friday Five: December 2018

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This was a tough month for very different reasons than why October was a tough month. However, you should always work to find something to be grateful for. Friday Five is one of my favorite stories that helps me circle back at the end of the month for all of my blessings.

1. #PowerSheets

I’m pretty excited for 2019. 2018 was not the kindest of years, so I’m giving everything I can to 2019. As part of that, I treated myself to Lara Casey & Cultivate What Matters’ PowerSheets. It’s a type of planner (but don’t rely on it to keep appointments) that helps you set intentional goals and achieve them. I’ve spent most of the month of December getting them ready so that I can hit the ground running in 2019. I’ll share my goals with you in the new year!

2. The Most Beautiful Coach Bag

I’m not big on designer bags. I’ve always loved Coach though. We were at a local outlet before Christmas and I saw the most beautiful buffalo check tote bag. I agonized over it, and my parents were kind enough to get it for me for Christmas. It’s just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

3. Sleep & Sleep Aids

It’s been a stressful month with work things and the holidays, of course. As a result, I haven’t been sleeping very well. I either have a hard time falling asleep or wake up a bunch in the middle of the night. There are a few things that have helped though! I sleep with a contoured eye mask every night to help block out all of the light. There’s also this great podcast called “Sleepy” that is just a gentleman with a soothing voice reading you chapters from classic literature. It’s been super helpful!

4. Columbia OmniHeat

December has been very rainy! I’ve missed the sun. It’s difficult to balance staying warm and staying dry. However, my Columbia OmniHeat has helped so much. I swear, it’s like 5 coats in one. I tend to just wear the inner layer (unless it’s super cold). It recycles your body heat to keep the coat warm.

5. Baking

I spent all day on December 23rd in the kitchen baking for the family for Christmas. Jelly Cookies, Ricciarellis, Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites, and Cinnamon Sugar Muffins. The variety was there, but it was still about half of what I generally bake. There’s just nothing better than losing yourself in the kitchen and dedicating your mind to something that you get to share with people you love.

I hope everyone had a lovely December. As we start in on another year, let’s work to build each other up. We all have goals, hopes, and ambitions. Put a bit more positivity in the world. We certainly need it.

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