Oh man guys, anyone else really excited that Friday is here? I mentioned last week that I got a new job and I started this past Monday and it has been a really long week. I forgot how exhausting working in an actual office is, it’s been nice rolling out of bed to my desk 5 feet away (or just working from bed), and being back in an office? Well, let’s just say it’s going to take some time to get used to it again! I have found myself getting home every night and by 7:30 I’m struggling to keep my eyes open, which is why it’s been pretty quiet around here! But it’s been a great week. I really love the new job and the people I’m working with, and it’s such a great feeling, knowing that I deliberately chose DC and this job and career path. More on that next week though.
I’m heading to Nantucket today to spend a weekend with my family and our best family friends who live in Baltimore and have really become my second family! With my little sister starting her first nursing job soon, my new job, their middle son heading off to college and a big move in store for them it will absolutely be a weekend of celebration and I can’t wait! We will also be seeing my old babysitter (who is like an older sister to us) and her family while we’re there. Nantucket has had a special place in my heart since we first visited the island 10 or so years ago and I try and get up there every summer even if it’s just for a day or two so I can’t wait. This will be my first year flying onto the island from DC and I’m sad I won’t be greeted by the Brandt Point lighthouse and beach goers waving as we pull into the harbor but I am so beyond thrilled not to have to sit in the car for a million hours.
eating // takeout because I have been too tired to grocery shop this entire week. It’s a problem, we’ll see how I feel when I get back from ACK on Sunday…
reading // Cavendon Hall, I’m having a hard time getting into it but it’s pretty good. It showed up on my Barnes and Noble recommended books so I figured I’d give it a shot, we’ll see how it ends up.
watching // the last two weeks I’ve pretty much only been watching the conventions, and of course The Bachelorette… can you believe she sent Luke home?!
trying // to wake up earlier, and failing mind you. I actually miss my 6 a.m. wake up calls in San Diego from the guy collecting cans in the alley and making more noise than you would think is possible
feeling // settled. I have a job that I chose, in a city that I chose to come back to. It’s nice feeling like my feet have kind of hit solid ground for the first time in 4-5 months
working on // Project Apartment. I will get this place decorated and feeling like home if it’s the last thing I do. My bedroom is 95% done but the boxes of stuff everywhere are starting to make me a little bit crazy
excited for // so many things. My new job, Nantucket with my family this weekend, Charleston with great friends next weekend, my kitty to come back to DC soon (hopefully fingers crossed), there’s a lot going on over here and a lot to be excited about!
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That’s all I have for y’all this week! I hope you all have an amazing weekend, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (breezywest) for all the hydrangeas, weathered cottages and lobster rolls from Nantucket!