Week in Review: Welcome Adulthood

September 24, 2018

I know I sound like a broken record here but sorry for that unexpected break again in the blogging. Really wanted to post more last week but a) my internet didn't get set up until 5 days after I moved in and b) my laptop unfortunately still continued to fail on me. Living without internet even for a few days was harder than it should have been as sad as it is to admit that. The good news is these issues were solved over the past couple of weeks along with some other adult-y things.

Linking up with Meghan for another listing of weekly or in this case half a month's worth of accomplishments. Speaking of adulthood, I also start my big girl job today. 😧 After months of time off, doing essentially nothing but live in my own time, I'm nervous to go back to a traditional schedule again; it's going to be a lot reevaluating what time outside of works look like to figure out how to squeeze in self-care and balance that with giving adequate time to my personal relationships--friends and family.

Went to the dentist.

Moved into my new apartment after just one little speed bump (a time scheduling misunderstanding with the movers I hired) with several trips up the staircase.

Unpacked, perhaps the worst part of moving. Or at least when you can't quite find a place for everything.

Put my KitchenAid to good use and tried out the spiralizer attachment for the first time to throw together a sweet potato and zucchini 'noodle' dish. Pictured alongside my video watching setup.

During those days sans internet, I was able to finish an entire book in a day--All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Something I hadn't in ages. Don't know if it was how quickly I read it or was feeling overly emotional but I even cried when reading, another thing I hadn't done while reading recently.

Having said that, got the internet hooked up. Yay for adulting!!!

Had my first overnight guest at my new place. My sister came over and we had a pizza night. I've been raving about our creation: TJ's whole wheat crust + chopped garlic + fresh figs + black pepper + goat cheese + a drizzle of honey. So freaking good.

Assembled my first Ikea furniture by myself after a trip to the store including a free birthday meal, which let's be real was the main reason I went there in the first place.

Did some yoga. Volunteered a bit.

Watched a movie (Ocean's Eight) by myself at the dollar theater because movies are waaaay too expensive for my life. Had never seen the an Ocean's film before and thoroughly enjoyed this one with an awesome cast!

Finally, finally, finally got a new laptop! Got it set up and all that jazz.

Tried to meal prep including:

Went to not one, not two, but three friend's apartment parties. The first two in the same Saturday night --my introverted self was so exhausted that evening--and the last just this past weekend.

What is your least favorite part of moving?
What books make you emotional? 
Do you have any go-to make ahead meals? Meal prepping tips?
Have you ever gone to the movies on your own? 

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  1. Oh my gosh SO MUCH NEW! Moving and starting a new job. Ho boy. I think you can just surrender to the fact that it IS going to feel messy for a while. It is going to take a bit of time before you feel like you've figured out how to use that off-work time, and how to readjust to your totally new schedule so that you can still fit in the things that you need to keep your soul happy. It will take time, but it will come!! For now I say embrace the mess, and enjoy the excitement of your new adult job!

    Happy belated birthday!! Your meal prep is on point. Beyond on point. You are amazing in the kitchen.

    1. Thanks for the advice Cora. I love the idea (and the wording!) of making my soul happy.

      Not quite my birthday yet. Just using the Ikea reward early 😁

  2. I have never tried a spiralizer before, but now I want one. Your "noodles" look great. And the pizza sounds yummy too...anything with figs is delicious in my book!

    1. The one I have showed to be kind of finicky on the shape of the veggie I was spiralizing. Definitely a learning curve!

  3. Good luck with the new job. I can't wait to hear all about it.

    That pizza looks bomb. I want six of them. Alright fine, three will suffice.

    Happiest of happy birthdays!!

    1. Thanks so much Meghan!!
      Wishing pizza into your life soon.