5 Things Friday 9/23

Has anyone else had a seriously crazy week?! If you’ve been following along on instagram, I’ve talked a bit about my hot mess of a week. I’m blaming everything on the fact that mercury was in retrograde. I don’t even know if I believe in that kind of stuff, but it’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.


It all started with an ankle injury last Friday at trapeze. I whacked my ankle against the trapeze bar really hard. It was like hitting my funny bone… but worse. So bad that I couldn’t walk and had to get an X-Ray because Urgent Care thought it was broken. Nope, just a nasty bruise.

Then my cable box crapped out on me for no reason…

Then I had a seriously crazy week of homework for school..

And then my air conditioner crapped out on me too…

Is this some kind of sick, cruel, joke, universe?

ANYWAYS! I can walk again and I’m on to better things– FRIDAY and THE WEEKEND. I read a few articles this past week that I absolutely loved and thought I’d bring back an old tradition — 5 Things Friday.

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Something Fitness: One of my all time favorite bloggers, Gina, put together an awesome free workout plan to jump start fall.

Something Wellness: Making friends after college is HARD. Most of my post-college new friends are people I met at work or thanks to blogging/instagram. Weird, right? I’m seriously obsessed with Georgie’s honest and helpful post about making new friends after college.

Something Productivity: Ashley’s post about prioritizing life really resonated with me. It’s why I’ve been saying no to more and more events lately in favor of getting work done.

Something Foodie: Well + Good rounded up 10 of the best vegan cookbooks. I’m not vegan, but I prefer cooking vegan. I’m still a bit squeamish about raw meat…

Something Broadway: Epic, epic interview in GQ by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, AKA my favorite human being ever. As sad as I am to see him leave Hamilton, I’m sure some time away from the show will give him the space he needs to create his next project.

*BONUS* When I first started working out, I was TERRIFIED of the weight room, and know a lot of females (and males!) feel intimidated. Check out my guest post on the Fitful Focus today all about how to conquer the weight room with ease.


YOUR TURN: Anyone else blaming mercury in retrograde for a shitty week? What are your favorite reads from the week?

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