Things have finally started to slow down from the holidays, which I am so grateful for. Life has been really hectic lately, so I’m happy to have a chance to relax and catch up on some things. Today in particular is shaping up to be a treat yo self day (I know I am way behind on this, but I have been binge-ing Parks and Recreation lately and I am obsessed). I plan on:
- Reorganizing my closet
- Doing some travel planning
- Enjoying a face mask (Origins Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask)
- Painting my nails (Miss Fancy Pants by Essie)
- And trying out a new hair color (full disclosure: gotta cover up those grays!)
Then, I’m going to snuggle up with Brody and have a glass of wine while we watch the Golden Globes. Our little pup has been with us for two months now, and he’s getting more and more comfortable in his new home. He’s actually sitting in my lap as I type this, and that’s some progress. This morning I took him for a nice long walk around our neighborhood, which I think we both enjoyed despite the cold. Chicago has been freezing lately, which has me dreaming of warm weather and beaches.
As far as trip planning is concerned, I’m a little limited right now, but I’m trying to work around it. I’ve been looking into some cheap weekend trips, so hopefully I can pull something together in the next couple weeks. Or if all else fails, maybe a little staycation could be arranged. I received a scratch off map for Christmas this year, which is something I’ve been wanting for a while. Though, now that I have it, it’s only making me want to travel more!
This month I’m looking forward to keeping the tradition of January spa days with my friend, Amber, starting some different projects that I’m very excited about, and finding new and creative ways to beat the cold. I am also planning on getting back into a manageable workout routine. The holidays really derailed my morning runs, but I’m hoping to get back into it now. One of my other goals for the year was to read more classic novels, so right now I’m reading “Beloved” by Toni Morrison and am really liking it. What about you? What are your goals for this year? What are you currently reading? Tell me all about it in the comments!
Have a wonderful January, everyone!