Often when our schedules are SO crazy busy (even when it's filled with things that are crazy good) we don't take time to sit, reflect and be thankful for everything going on around us. So I thought it was time to sit still for a moment and catch up with a Tickle Me Tuesday. For those of you new to the blog, welcome!. Tickle Me Tuesday is my way of keeping a gratitude journal of the things I'm thankful for in my week. I invite everyone to join along on Twitter or Instagram and tag #TickleMeTuesday on Tuesdays with your five favorite things at the moment.
1 // Mr. Charming and I are both starting new jobs this week. Which is super exciting! He continues to move up in the dental world (so proud of my Dr. to be!) and I am working with a board of tourism as well as landing a new position at a new magazine. I continue to grow my blog/brand, but missed working in fashion. So praying & seeing where God takes it all.
2 // It's FALL!!!! There really isn't any further need to elaborate. But. Good weather, fall baking, travel, family. Love love love.
3 // Gilmore Girls is releasing 4 NEW mini-movies. Hoping to see the Luke & Lorelai story play out better and get the ending we always wanted for the show. It's even cooler now that I got to spend a day in Stars Hollow this Spring.
4 // These pancakes.
5 // Reflecting on all the amazing travel we've been doing and staying at this hotel was just amazing.
Would love to hear your favorite moments from the week! Share below or tag #TickleMeTuesday on social media!
For those of you visiting for the first time Tickle Me Tuesday is a series I started years ago to reflect on the good that happened in the week. It's my Gratitude Journal if you will to keep life in perspective. :) I always invite readers to follow along too. I'm even of making this a link-up for other bloggers to join.
My List For This Week:
1 // I landed a position as a food reviewer for a major food app (specializing in curated collections such as gluten free, vegan, dairy free, etc.) - excited to start and make the official announcement!
2 // It's a rainy day today and I look forward to spending it working on my travel writing freelance project and my blog with a hot mug of peppermint and honey tea.
3 // My heart is happy for being able to catch up with so many of my girls this month. More on that below!
4 // Working a lot with Everlast and Evian this month <3 August brought to you by the letter E... Apparently ;) Click on their names to see what I'm doing with them.
5 // Mr. Charming was feeling under the weather this week, which boo for feeling bad, but yay that we got to spend an extra day together this week catching up on Tiny House Nation, Pretty Little Liars and Astronaut Wives Club! :)
Also, an update on my Social Challenge. For those of you following along know that in July I set a goal to disconnect more from social media and dive in to true social connection - the full post and my goals here - and I'm happy to report that I've stuck with it and it's been super rewarding.
In the last month I've had a coffee date with my Bible study leader and friend to catch up, threw a dinner party for my sister and her fiance, hosted a family birthday party for my husbands sister, had a phone date with my best friend, caught up with my mom and dad over the phone, spent a relaxing afternoon with a girlfriend, sent encouraging texts throughout the week to girls I haven't seen in a while, took a Holy Yoga class and met new people and reached out to fellow bloggers and Christian girls I've met online.
Coming up I've planned a phone date with my friend and Godson's mom, two more coffee dates this month and started a monthly poker night. The only thing I've yet to do is writing letters, but since I made more coffee and phone dates than planned, I'm not feeling bad about it.
I can honestly say I feel more balanced overall and plan to make these connections a more regular occurrence. God didn't put us all here to chat online and forget each other when we are busy. He put us here to love each other, love on each other and hold each other up when life gets messy. How can you know when someone needs you to lean on if you don't make it known that you are truly there for them?
Want to join along with Tickle Me Tuesday? Write it in your journal and if you're a blogger, write a post or share your list in the comments. Just five things that made you smile this week. If you post your list make sure to tag #TickleMeTuesday on social media.
Want to join along the social challenge? Pick up the phone, schedule a get together or coffee date and when you're chatting with or hanging with your friend(s) snap a photo, upload to Instagram and tag #NNSocialChallenge.
Wishing you all a beautiful week!
This weeks Tickle Me Tuesday brought to you by an amazing weekend that left.me refreshed for my week.
My List For This Week:
1 // I've been spending so much time connecting to the blog community and have made so many new friends. I love my girls (and guys!) at the Peony Project, Blog Passion Project, Blog Love Project and Grow Your Blog. Such warm & wonderful communities.
2 // I accepted a new position as a part-time Copy Editor for a corporation in the Midwest & we get to work with clients such as Juilliard School & Estee Lauder. Music arts & beauty? A perfect fit!
3 // Took my little Charlie to the Petsmart Ice Cream social this past weekend where he made new friends and mama got coupons for the Pets Hotel for when Mr. Charming and I vacation! Score!
4 // I got 100% on my food allergy/intolerance test in class this week! Looking more and more forward to graduation and starting to gather all my branding materials to take on my first list of nutrition clients for Fall 2015! SO excited to help more people eat and feel better!!
5 // Mr. Charming and I invited our neighbors over this week - and have been watching more movies in the home theatre. Turbo was cute and Noah was beautiful.
Want to join along? Write it in your journal and if you're a blogger, write a post or share your list in the comments. Just five things that made you smile this week. If you post your list make sure to tag #TickleMeTuesday on social media.
Now that I have finally settled back into working from home full time again, I have gotten a better grasp on my weekly schedule, which means, Tickle Me Tuesdays returns again! I love this little post series. I hope it inspires you as much as it does me. I feel so much happier when I can reflect on little and big things that make me smile throughout the week and I encourage you all to try it yourselves this week.
Write it in your journal, if you're a blogger, write a post or share your list in the comments. Just five things that made you smile this week.
My List For This Week:
1 // Soon I will order my cap and diploma case for graduating as an Advanced Personal Nutritionist. This makes me beyond giddy & instead of the traditional "invite people to the graduation ceremony" I'm going to make it more of a "healthy dinner party soiree" Soiree's are the best.
2 // My body is becoming better acclimated to the pre-natal smoothie I'm taking for my fertility & MTHFR. It was a little rough at first and I pray my body continues to respond well!
3 // Though I was offered a major job this week, I declined due to knowing what I really want to be doing and where I think God would have me use my voice. I didn't feel like it was there. That was a big thing for me to do.
4 // I found a ton of new movies on Netflix I want to watch and bought a handful of new books. I love new, inspiring media. One new book being Russ Crandall's Paleo Takeout. SO excited to try some of his recipes.
5 // My fur babies. They are just so stinking cute & I love that I can work from home and give them love and attention throughout the day.
Share your week's "Tickle Me" moments!