Weekend Reading // 13

Neha Sharma2 Comments

Everyone, I have made a decision. 

After getting what I've decided was the worst ear infection in the history of ear infections (which I'm still recovering from, actually), I decided to take off "Get a new piercing" from my 26x26 list, but couldn't figure out what to replace it with. Well, I have figured out what to replace it with:

Eat an entire meal using only chopsticks.

Trying to eat with chopsticks is like trying to forage with a pair of No. 2 pencils. I can't get a proper grip on them! It may seem trivial, but hey, not all goals are "Run a marathon" or "Learn how to knit a manhole cover" right? One of my favorite things to eat is Thai food, so I'm determined to make it through an entire meal using only chopsticks and nothing else. If you have any tips, let me know!

  • I've been exploring the Internet for more podcasts and I finally decided to check out The Lively Show by Jess Lively! She's interviewed a lot of creatives and business owners I admire and ones who I've heard of and want to learn more about. She covers a span of topics from wellness to business to motherhood and everything in between. I have 5 "The Lively Show" tabs open as I type this, so I have a lot of listening to do! This is currently the one I'm on.
  • After having some health issues these past 2 months after surgery, I'm finally feeling like myself again! Off of medication, back to eating like a normal human being, and ready to take on the world. In order to detox a little and get a lot of vitamins in me, I'm on a smoothie kick again! I used to make them a lot, but stopped whenever they all started tasting the same. This time, I'm actually using recipes instead of throwing every fruit and leafy vegetable I have into the blender. Averie's list of recipes a great place to get started if you're into trying it, too. 
  • Trying to get a good system going for keeping yourself organized and keeping your goals for the week/year in check? Kory has a free download she created to help you through it! I'm not really a digital calendar kind of gal. I know, it's 2015. I was never so dedicated to using a planner until I bought a Sugar Paper planner for 2014. I got a smaller Sugar Paper planner for this year and this one is actually the perfect size for me. Actually using a pen to write things down in it helps keep me organized and remember what I have planned. It's great for to-do lists (perhaps I'll share the method to my madness!) and allows me to see any major things for work, photoshoots, or events I have coming up at a glance. If you want to give a weekly goal list a go, try out Kory's!