Happy 2017, my Philly ladies! This month is speeding on by, and thankfully, this winter seems to be going a little better for me than I was anticipating. Instead of letting the winter blues get me down again this year, I decided it was time to make some #upgrades, ones that directly and totally benefitted one person alone: me! With a little help from my friend Vitamin D (in the form of baby yellow pills), and a few changes, I’m excited to share what I’m working on this month and beyond . . .
As I type these first few words, I instantly feel relief and happiness. Even though it has only been three weeks since I took an unscheduled hiatus from blogging, I have truly missed this so much and I’m glad to be back.
To give the quick explanation on where I’ve been: I started a new full-time job (!!!) earlier this month. On top of a much shorter commute, I’ll now be dedicating most of my time to social media, something I am extremely passionate about. My job falls in a new industry which will definitely be a challenge for me, but it is one I am so excited about and I can’t wait to dig in deeper.
To replace the traditional “new haircut” change upon starting a new job (I love my hair too much), my spare time has been spent in full apartment detox mode. Closets were/are the first to be tackled, resulting in me adding a lot to my Poshmark. I’m thinking of doing one of those apartment “tours,” a la my favorite YouTubers, once it’s all done. I’ll keep you posted.
I’ve also had a great month full of girl power. First, I went to see Lana Del Rey at The Mann – she was fantastic. Later that week, I went to see my girls HAIM at Tower Theater. I danced and sang and it was so. much. fun. I’ve also been loving Game of Thrones, because, spoiler alert: the girls are killing it. Sansa is so my #1.
And of course, as May is my birthday month, I’ve been treating myself (which to me includes buying self tanner and indulging in a pedicure here and there). It also means allowing myself to plan my own celebrations, something I felt very self conscious about doing on my single-girl-own last year. This past weekend I was joined by six of my closest friends for a seven course heaven on earth experience at Marrakesh (517 South Leithgow Street). Tonight (my actual birthday!), I am going to The Fat Ham (3131 Walnut Street) with the rest of my Philly crew, and this weekend I’ll be celebrating with my family. I consider myself very lucky that I get to celebrate with the people I love . . . and that my self tanner is finally starting to take effect.
All in all, I am happy to be back (did I mention that yet?) and I hope you’re excited to start reading again. If there’s anything you’d really like to see, as always, let me know. Love ya peeps! xx