Favorite Finds

Soo, I realize it’s Monday and the weekend is over, but I still wanted to share some things I found last week. We’ve had a crazy past few days apartment hunting and spending time with family. We’re back to Chicago today and ready for more moving madness.

Favorite Finds

The weekend is here. FINALLY! It’s been an exhausting week with plenty more to come, but taking this weekend to be grateful and simplify my life. Exciting things are happening. But first, time to kick back and search the web. Here are some of my favorite finds from this week:



Favorite Finds

Happy new year! It’s been a crazy week, to say the least. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for the first Monday of 2016, but like it or not, it’s coming. Here are a few links I liked around the web this past week:

  • 6 Unexpected Ways to Recharge for 2016
    Love this list of practical, manageable things to try this year. Can’t wait to color my stress away with the two coloring books I received for Christmas!
  • Your NEW New Year’s Resolution
    Since I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I am definitely on board with the idea of New Year’s agreements. They seem more attainable and take away the “big deal” factor of resolutions.
  • 23 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016
    I think it’s pretty obvious that BuzzFeed is almost always on point, and this list is no exception. I personally am hoping to focus more on my mental health in 2016, and hope others realize the importance of it as well.
  • “30 Things I’m Happy I Tried and Learned Before 30″
    I still have a few years to go before I reach this milestone birthday, but I loved reading this list by Amanda Slavin. There’s some that I’ve done and some that I have yet to experience, but all were so insightful for me at this point in my life. It’s always nice to read something that makes you remember you are never alone.
  • 19 Totally Manageable Goals to Set for 2016
    This list is another breath of fresh air among all the intimidating goal-setting lists floating around this time of year. Because really, these are totally manageable.


Favorite Finds

Weekends are for sleeping in, catching up on blogs, and doing laundry. We stayed in and watched The Prestige last night and found a decent dim sum place in the suburbs earlier today! Two thumbs up for this low-key weekend so far 🙂

Here are some of my favorite links I found this week:

And finally, my prayers are with everyone affected by the San Bernadino shooting on Wednesday. I’m terrified of what the world has become. This just needs to stop.

A reminder

Hello, welcome to another lazy Sunday. I just wanted to share this quote I read the other day. I am someone who is prone to refreshing my Instagram feed to see my “likes” go up and feels that twinge of jealousy while scrolling through Facebook statuses. This helps put things into perspective. Be happy and grateful always 🙂


The original Instagram user that posted this is on there, but I found it from this article — a great read and something I definitely should try to remember more often. 

For all my introverts

As a 100%, definite, not-even-a-little-on-the-fence introvert, I sometimes worry that my natural tendency to keep to myself will somehow get in the way of achieving my career goals. That’s why I loved reading this article on The EveryGirl. There are some great tips for all the other introverts out there!

TED Talks


I’ve decided I need to start making my mornings more productive (inspired by basically every LinkedIn article I’ve ever read), and one of the ways I’m hoping to do this is by watching a TED Talk each morning. I have always been a big fan of TED because I learn something new and am inspired by every talk, but I’ve never really made the time to watch the videos and even if I have, I spend more time trying to choose a video than actually watching one. Luckily, I learned this cool trick: there’s a “Surprise Me” function on the site! Am I the only one who didn’t know about this? Basically, you can choose what type of talk you want (funny? inspiring? persuasive?) and the amount of time you have (5 min to an hour), and they’ll randomly select a video for you. I’m obsessed. It’s a great use of those spare few minutes you have in your day that would normally be spent perusing your Facebook newsfeed for the millionth time. I’m hoping to squeeze one in each morning with breakfast (now, how to get me to commit to sit-down breakfasts…).