The two and a half months since my last post have flown by. Really, before logging on to my site today I thought I posted one month ago. As much as the days can drag on—and even the weeks—the months are gone so fast.
But I didn’t open up my laptop to talk about time (maybe another day) or my other go-to topic, the weather (although we just had likely our last cool weekend before summer hibernation). I’m in the mood to write and chat about life lately. I’m just going to dive in.
Not much to say here other than I’m finding my way. The people are what keep me going— they are pretty great :) Working at a digital agency is not something my routine-lovng, type-A self always jives with (AKA change is the only constant). In general, I’m still trying to decide what I enjoy doing and I get frustrated with myself because I don’t know what I want…what industry, role, location, etc. Bleh. I’m just as lost as the next millennial, so I guess I’m right on track.
WHY do they send us to college at 17/18? I often wish I had a more direct education path (like science or law) but I guess there are benefits to having “a sea of opportunities.” My career path is a constant TBD so chances are I’ll keep you in the loop. Also I’m still learning work-life balance and it’s not super easy for me.
The GOOD Fest
Two weeks ago I flew up to Philadelphia for two reasons: 1) To visit my grandparents and 2) To attend the GOOD Fest. The combo made for the best weekend. For the first time in a long time I felt like myself (which is weird to say because I’m obviously never anyone else). Probably because I wasn’t overthinking things.
The event was on Saturday so I spent Thursday evening and Friday exploring the city, visiting family, and hanging out with my friend Christina from Addicted to Lovely. It was such a treat to meet her in real life and talking off-line. She kept me up way past my bedtime but I didn’t even notice because it was such good company :)
The Good Fest itself was incredible. It was in the most beautiful venue with white brick walls, flowers, and natural light. The day started with yoga and Pilates followed by speakers, lunch, and more speakers. I really couldn’t pick a favorite speaker—pretty much every topic struck a chord with me. The topics ranged from career to positive self-talk to meditation. My only regret is not taking notes! Although, the real highlight of the day was getting to meet and connect with other attendees.
The speakers were: Sara DiVello, Cassandra Bodzak, Katie Horwitch, Katie Dalebout and Jessica Murnane
After the event, I treated myself to an evening CorePower yoga class. By “treated” I mean it was $30 and I really didn’t need it. I wanted to move after sitting all day and CorePower is everywhere EXCEPT Florida. I loved it—it reminded me a lot of my Baptiste studio in Miami.
Sunday was an early flight out of Philadelphia and I was back to Florida by noon. It was a fun-filled, happy weekend.
Pictures of meals have been few and far between. I haven’t been into it lately, but I think that’s allowed. Actually, my camera roll doesn’t have anything too special. Mostly screenshots of Instagram quotes/memes and photos of my dogs. I wanted to touch on food because it is part of “healthyish” but maybe the healthyish-est thing I’m doing is not taking many photos? I will also admit to being lazy.
Rapid fire of favorite things from the last two months:
-Clementines. I’m not sure how they are still in season, but I’m still eating them.
-Back-focused workouts. Back is my favorite muscle to train! I love this move.
-Beauty and the Beast. I thought it was so well done. I had the songs stuck in my head for weeks!
-This (serious) quote. I’m not a huge quote person because they’re often too cheesy for me, but this has been a go-to for years.
-This (funny) quote.
-Big Little Lies (I’m almost done with 13 Reasons Why too, but I liked BLL better…obviously very different topics)
-Bitmojis. I’m single-handedly trying to bring these back.
Ok, this felt good. Not much substance but a quick check-in….and definitely not “everything since we last spoke.” Leaves more room to catch-up.
I hope you have an awesome week! If you have a second to comment, tell me something good.
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
EMILY! It is so good to read an update from you! Glad you had fun at the Good Fest! It sounds like it was a lot of fun. I am reading BLL right now and am soooo close to the end and cannot wait to watch the series and see how it connects back to the book. Hope you have a good Monday!
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I’ve missed chatting with you, Brie! The book was slightly different than the show but both were really good.
Ah I really wanted to look into going to GOOD Fest but then forgot-next year for sure! I just wanna say that girlllll you are young. I’m still in the midst of finishing up school to start my second career in my 20s. Everyone finds their own path, but also don’t be afraid to change things up or know that you are never stuck. There’s my wiser late 20s knowledge for ya, haha.
Lauren, I always love when you hand me a dose of perspective ;) Some days I feel young (and like I have endless possibilities) and other days I feel like I’m so far behind (maybe it’s being surrounded by peers who are at different life stages…weddings, advanced careers). Faking it until I make it—— and trying to dabble in different areas to find what I like.
acktive life says
Friend it is so good to get an update from you! Don’t get frustrated with your career path…Just keeping do what you do, stay focused, determined, and keep dreaming BIG. It will come together, it just takes time. Trust me, I speak from experience. I have been eating lots of clementines too. They’re so good! XOXO
Thank you for your kind words. I always appreciate hearing from others who have felt/feel the same way!
Kaitlin @ California Endless Summer says
Isn’t it funny how time just flies in between! I’m right there with you on the “what to do with my life” sooooo millennial for the win ;) Loved seeing those pictures from your Philly trip and happy it was a blast! I’m beyond pumped that we are out of the days of winter and are heading to spring/summer. Of course the weird storms and chilly blast that hit NYC this weekend didn’t really say “spring”. Happy Monday and keep plugging along!!
Actually, it was one of your posts that inspired me to post this in the first place!
I’ll be following along during your Ragnar this weekend. Have fun!
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
I miss you.
For a while, Alex and I were only conversing via bitmoji’s. Gotta keep the love alive, right? lol.
As for your career path… let it ride for a bit. Right now, focus on what you are doing, the people that you are working with, the adventures that you are having–it is the connections that you make, the accidental discoveries that you come across, the joy that you find, that will get you where you need to go.
I am discovering more and more that perhaps I wasn’t supposed to follow the traditional path that I always had pictured for myself. But, why be conventional?
I have a strict-Bitmoji chat with some friends from work. At least they get my obsession!
You always know what to say <3
Claire B. says
It’s so good to hear from you again, Emily! :) And that quote about parents being millionaires–if only, if only. I feel that so hard lately, LOL.
Something good that’s happened in the past 2 1/2 months… hmmm, we bought our first car! I didn’t realize how freeing having my own wheels would be, but it’s been great. We’re leaving for a cross-country road trip in a couple of weeks!
Sometimes, out of no where, I’ll re-ask my mom that question. Just to be 100% sure ;)
Congratulations! That’s a big/awesome purchase. And have a great trip! I hope you stop and visit some cool places.
Heather @Lunging Through Life says
So great to hear from you! I love Bitmojis. Most of the time I think I crack up at the ones I send more than others might, haha. Something good is little man is almost here and I won’t be pregnant for the summer so give me all the wine! haha
I’m the same way with Bitmojis! Heather, I’m so excited for you and your family. Can’t wait to “meet” him :)
You’re back!!!! It looks like you had a really good time at the Good Fest; I’m glad you got to connect with a lot of friends there. I know what you mean by not being as … desirous of taking pictures of all the food. I think that’s good, because it means that you have a good balance of food, fitness, and just life in general.
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