Monday, January 31, 2011

the weekend + committing to...

happy monday, friends -- as you read this, i am getting ready to head off to work! yes, after a month of freelancing, i'm heading back to an office, and i can't wait. i'm wearing a cute outfit (you know, like, actual pants) and everything.

and i can honestly say that, as we come to the end of january, it was a pretty great month. leaving my job was the best thing to ever happen: a bunch of opportunities opened and continue to open up, i got to take a little trip, i've reconnected with friends and family, and i feel fresh and rested. there's a forward momentum, for sure, and i'm so, so grateful for it. this quote is really ringing true right now:

in the midst of winter, i found there was, within me, an invincible summer.  
(albert camus)

what an awesome feeling -- one i hope you all have felt, as well.

ok, so, before i get all rambly and sappy, here are this week's commitments -- tell me yours, too!

+ doing well at my new job. eeeeeep! though it's a contractor position right now, it's at a company i know and love with people who i've known for years and really love. yay!

+ in that vein, stick to one of my new year's resolutions and dress like a grownup. this includes hair and makeup.

+ work on a detox plan for february. more on this to come tomorrow.

+ embrace tea. i don't know why i have the urge to drink more hot tea -- maybe it's all the blog reading i do, and all the mentions of hot tea i often see, or maybe it's that i found a recipe for an orange-chamomile and lavender honey tea that looks divine. who knows? but yes: embrace tea.

+ jog a few miles a few days this week. yay, exercise. also: pilates every night.

+ find a yummy treat to bake for the super bowl party i'm attending for a bit on sunday.

see you back here tomorrow, everyone -- i hope you have a wonderful, bright monday! xoxo

photo by braedon photography


  1. I've made these brownies - - a couple of times and they are divine and always go down a treat. x

  2. I am loving this list, Megan. I'm so excited for you and for what sounds like a great job opportunity. I hope it's a great day! I'm committing to exercise and continued mindful eating this week. And trying to look more professional at work...a toughie for me. :) xoxo

  3. Such a great list! I'm detoxing right now (except I cheated over the weekend but it was a great weekend so it was worth it) and plan to continue for at least another week. Good luck with your new job - it sounds like its right up your alley!

  4. Great list, and I just love your attitude! I hope your first day at work went great!

  5. I love that quote. How did I find your blog? I can't remember but I'm so glad I did. Oh yeah...I think I found it through your food blog on stumble. Anyway, this quote made my day!

  6. Okay, I'm very behind in blog-reading (obviously) and am just now hearing about your new job. Awesome news! Enjoy and congratulations on making the most of your time off.