Currently: May 2018

And just like that, we’re nearly halfway through May. How did that happen? Time is flying by! I’m glad that winter has finally stepped aside and allowed spring to show it’s face. I’m excited for hikes in my neighborhood, upcoming trips, lots of time outside, and yoga on the deck. I’ve already done a few of these things but plan on there being a lot more of it to come!

Anyway, it’s time we catch up with what’s going on in life, both mine and yours!


My NASM CPT textbook (see more about this later), more of the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, and The Book of Hygge. I had heard good things about this book. I’m not sure what I think so far in terms of takeaways except that it’s making me want to move to Denmark. ha!


The Office! It’s the go-to when the boy and I are together and don’t want to think about what we’re watching, but I also have realized how many random episodes I have missed through the years so I’ve been re-watching from the beginning when I’m at home.

Listening to

The usual – lots of podcasts and audiobooks. Nothing is really standing out right now, so just the usual. Also, listening to my yoga playlists as I prepare for my classes each week.

OH! And then someone told me there’s new John Mayer which of course meant I had to find the new song and then listen to a bunch of old stuff too. Love me some John Mayer.


After allowing myself to eat more convenient foods for a few months, I’m trying to get back into eating more green veggies and healthier foods again. I feel so much better when I eat clean but I got far too deep in the convenient foods lately. It’s been so nice to eat big plates of veggies again. They’re so good! I just needed that reminder. 😉

As for what I’m drinking…my fridge is SUPER stocked with sparkling water right now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love it!


The final details on my trip to Iceland! It’s crazy to be in this world of unemployment and planning this international trip but this started before being laid off and so I wasn’t going to waste this opportunity! We’re less than a month away and I couldn’t be more excited!


There’s been a lot of overwhelm lately, honestly. I’ve been about as optimistic and positive about this whole losing my job thing, but I can’t deny that I’m a human being and some days are harder than others. I think the fact that we’re past 2 months of this is starting to get to me. I had a couple really BAD interviews the other week that definitely took their toll, but am feeling a bit more optimistic again. I know what I deserve and won’t settle for less.


My essential oils. Since I’m home almost all the time lately, I’ve been trying new blends in my diffusers. My favorite lately is a mix of spearmint and lime. It’s SO good! I definitely recommend trying it for yourself. (Side note: I don’t totally promote it but if you ever want to learn more about oils, let me know!)


Still on the job hunt so still trying to find a new job. I’m honestly feeling this pull to pursue some personal goals/dreams especially during this time but it also totally scares the living daylights out of me. I think in reality, I want to find balance between a job that serves me, pays the bills, and makes me happy (most days), and then work on the other passions in my life as a side hustle (and maybe someday it’ll be more than that). Any advice? haha


I’ve decided to go through the process of re-certifying my NASM CPT (certified personal trainer) so I’m not necessarily learning something NEW, but re-learning things I may have forgotten or pushed to the back of my mind since I wasn’t using it.

What’s new with you? Catch me up on your life lately!

17 thoughts on “Currently: May 2018”

  1. My fridge is full of sparkling water too, I love it! We’ve been watching the Office as well, we’re actually in the final season right now though. I’m sorry to hear about the bad interviews, I hope something good comes around soon!

  2. Good luck on your job hunt. I have never watched The Office, but have heard great things about the show. I hope you have a lot of fun on your trip to Iceland.

  3. Nice list of things going on! Good luck with your job search! I’m jealous of your trip to Iceland. It’s one of my bucket list items. Also loving my essential oils lately. I’ll have to try that combination!

  4. Job searching can really get you down, but I’m glad you’re still most feeling positive. Good things will come! Ooh have a fun time in Iceland. That sounds amazing and I can’t wait to hear all about it. I’m slowly getting back to eating well again. I haven’t been SO off track, but I definitely need to work on getting more greens in and stay away from the sweets. haha


  5. Bad interviews can really bring you down – sorry you had a few last week.
    Your trip to Iceland sounds amazing! I’m glad you have something to look forward to during this hectic time and I hope you have a fantastic holiday.
    I was just saying to another blogger the other day that I’d like to learn more about essential oils. Right now I have lavender which I use in an oil burner and that is it. Where does one start in learning more about them?

    1. I’d be happy to share more information about oils with you, if you have questions or want to know more! There are so many wonderful oils and blends and ways that we can use them! I love them!

  6. I might be the only person in the world that has not watched The Office 🙁 But I will have to check it out. Iceland sounds like such a great trip. I bet you will have such an adventure there! I am slowly learning about oils, I am out of what my sister gave me for my bedroom infuser and need something that will help me relax and hopefully sleep. Have a wonderful week. YAY for clean eating! And Im crossing my fingers for a job that works for ya!

    1. Aren’t they amazing? There is so much to learn about oils and different ways to use them, it can be overwhelming at times but it’s also really fun!

  7. Omg, you’re going to Iceland?!? That’s always been a dream of mine and I can’t wait to hear all about it from you! Hope you have the bestest time there ever <3

    I need to try essential oils—always hear so many great things about them and could certainly use them for my anxiety.

    Also you’re making me want to revisit the Office. I loved that show 🙂

    1. We leave in 4 days! And seriously, essential oils are one of my favorite things. If you ever want to know more/have questions/etc, just let me know! I’m happy to share my knowledge! 🙂

  8. I just finished The Office series myself and LOVED it. Now I’m on to The Mindy Project! I need some of this mindless TV when I get home from work 🙂

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