Sunday Reading: 1.12.20

January 12, 2020

Photo by Alisa Anton 

I love the energy that accompanies the beginning of a new year. The first fill week back at work was Uber busy and my work and social life seem to be gaining full speed ahead. January has already been filled with amazing blessings. Between getting a promotion at work, booking a yacht week trip in Greece, planning for my birthday party this month, taking on more dance classes and creating a financial plan to meet my goals, it’s been a busy freaking week! So I’m taking this Sunday to rest and restore before I show up 110% on Monday. A little bit of cleaning, running errands for my party, prepping my lunch for Monday, reading some poetry and starting The Morning Show on Apple TV is how I’ve spent the day and contrive to spend the rest of the evening. With all the goals I’ve set for myself for the next few months, year and decade, I could already feel myself forgetting to take time to rest and spend some quality alone time with myself.  How are you spending your Sunday? I hope you are starting to discover a Sunday ritual that helps you feel peaceful and prepared to kick ass for the upcoming week. And I hope you enjoy the things I found around the web this week. Thank you for always supporting me and for stopping by this site. It means the world to me. Sending you lots of love! 

I’m already bathing suit shopping for my next vacation! It can be pretty challenging to find supportive, cute and affordable bathing suits if you have a large chest like me. But Asos ALWAYS pulls through for me! They have a “fuller bust” swimsuit section that I’ve exclusively worn for the past 5 years. Here are a few of the pieces I’m loving right now! Gonna at to cart ASAP haha. Also, Asos is having a major sale on a lot of swimsuits so this seems to be a key time to buy! P.S. The below are affiliate links!  

Speaking of finally booking my group trip to Greece via yacht week, I figured I’d share the website if anyone is interested in going or wants to start planning and saving for the rest of the week. 

Live Well: Stay healthy this winter with these Ayurvedic secrets 

I went to dollar tree in jersey city today because I wanted to save some money on a few party supplies and guys, there’s so much good stuff there if we just get creative. 

Relationships can be hard and sometimes they suck. I thought these 3 articles were very great reminders for all of us to keep top of mind no matter our relationship status 

Oh Trader Joe’s, I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t in my life!!  So excited to check out the items on this clean shopping list!!!

I’m certainly trying to make my home a “happy place” this year, and apparently so are most people. 2020 might just be the year of home-care instead of self-care 

I'm real into emerald green velvet furniture right now. I have my eye on these chairs.

I really, really, really want to get more into entertaining this year and celebrating the small milestones. I did not do that nearly enough in 2019. But I also want to entertain on a budget, so I'll be saving this resource.

The Financial Diet: 6 Weekly Rituals That Have Completely Changed My Life - I really liked this practical advice. Sometimes you just need to hear this from another person to motivate yourself to do the same. 

NSFW: I think this is pretty amusing. Honestly, I'm not judging people who make money via foot photos At ALL! Get yo money.  

Three Things I'm significantly cutting back on/ eliminating from my lifestyle: 
I'm sooooo sick of looking through my bank account and feeling sick about all the money I wasted. I'm pretty mad at myself for all the money I wasted Saturday night, but all I can do is learn from the painful experience. My social life is about to totally change lol. 
  1. Ubers/Lyfts - I just don't need to waste so much money on these. I spend at least $1K on ubers last year and I wish this were an exaggeration, but it's not. Public transportation, here I come haha. 
  2. Overpriced drinks at bars and restaurants? Please tell me WHY I dropped $55 on 2 drinks and a glass of ginger ale at a dumb ass rooftop this weekend? I'm honestly mad at myself for giving in to peer pressure and spending money I knew I didn't really want to spend. Oy- if I don't pregame a night out, I'm just not going anymore lol. 
  3. Eating out/Food deliveries. I'm still going to go to special occasions and birthdays, but I have zero desire to casually spend money eating out anymore. Not for lunch, not for dinner, and not on the weekends which is when I tend to spend the most money on food. I'm excited to start making healthier decisions. 

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