Blog Ghost Town

Yikes! This blog has been a ghost town lately by no fault but my own. Here’s the deal: at work on I’m on the computer all day long, so by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is pry open my laptop again — even just-for-fun. Make sense?

What’s been going on with me lately? Oh, a little bit of everything. I’ve managed to hit the gym 3 times a week for a few weeks now (big win!). I’m not seeing any physical results yet, but mentally it’s helping me. I’m not carrying around the daunting and overbearing “Gym Guilt” as much. Example: “I really should go to the gym… I really should have made it to the gym…” I couldn definitely go more, but baby steps here.

My friends and family are great! My first-ever Galentine’s Day nighttime brunch was a smash hit. I love girls nights. Everyone puts aside their worries and concerns about work, significant others, responsibilities, etc. and has fun! I think we all could use more that: Less worrying, more fun.

Did I mention I went to Chicago to visit college friends a few weekends ago? Did I mention it was one of the best weekends of my life? More on that soon.



Single Girl’s Guide: Surviving Valentine’s Day – Round 2

Hey friends!

Remember when I wrote a post about fun ways to navigate Valentine’s Day as a single lady? That was nice. Well I wanted to share it with you again so here’s what we covered last year (in case you missed it):

Single Lady Must-Dos for VALENTINE’S DAY

  • Send out cheesy Valentines. 
  • Make plans for Valentine’s Day.
  • Treat yourself to a salon date.
  • Pick up a heart-shaped pizza from Pizza Murphy’s.

And my new suggestion for this year…

Host a Galentine’s Day Party.

For those of you that are obsessed with the TV show Parks and Rec like me, you should host a party for your girls. And if you’re not into the show, throw a girls night anyways. Trust me on this one.

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, Leslie Knope and her lady friends leave their husbands and their boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” – Online Source

I’m going to have a group of my girlfriends over for a nighttime brunch to celebrate Galentine’s Day this weekend, then I’m headed home to spend a few days with my parents. I’ll be surrounded by the people I love.

This is a super “cheerleader” post but I still stand behind everything I wrote last year. Show your friends and family you love them and are thinking of them. Just because you’re alone now doesn’t mean you’ll be alone forever. Stay positive!