I cannot believe we are already halfway through August. This summer has flown by! Justin and I got back from our vacation to California last week, and I already have post-vacation blues. As soon as I sort through the photos, I’ll post a little recap about our trip.
In the meantime, I thought I’d stop by and do a little Friday Five update. I finished working around 2pm today and have a couple hours before I’m off to volunteer at the hospital tonight. Then I’m heading to the airport to catch a 10pm flight to Ohio!
1. Reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I had read articles about Marie’s book and IMMEDIATELY tried out some of her tidying theories! I am not a hoarder by any means, and I’m still surprised at the amount of stuff I was able to purge following her concepts. The main idea is to only keep things that “spark joy” when you pick them up- everything else gets tossed!
2. Drinking: Starbucks grande iced unsweetened coffee
I keeping meaning to order the cold brew at Starbucks, but always forget and default to my normal iced coffee. Has anyone tried it?? Is it worth the extra money?
Speaking of coffee, I just exchanged my old Nespresso for a new one (it broke!) and picked up the new Nespresso Vertuo Line. If you are looking for an individual coffee maker that has better tasting coffee than the Keurig- YOU MUST GET A NESPRESSO! I can’t rave about it enough. It’s a bit pricey but we had wedding gift cards left over and they let you exchange it if anything breaks. ($249 is the usual price if you get the bundle so make sure you don’t pay more than that!)
3. Studying: Entrepreneur + small business owner advice
Most people know that I started a side business last fall as an education consultant. (I mostly work with high school students and their families to help them with the college process!) I didn’t study business in college, so this is all new to me!
Here are some articles I’ve been reading:
On finding a mentor
50 Quick Productivity Tips for Early Stage Entrepreneurs
Business Plan Step by Step Guide
5. Thinking: I can’t tell if I’m overly caffeinated or if I’m just THIS. EXCITED. ABOUT. OHIO!