52 Things I’ve Learned in 52 Days {in no particular order}

  1. I missed blogging.
  2. But not enough to actually blog until day 52.
  3. I enjoyed working outside of the home.
  4. However, I dearly missed the flexibility of working from home.
  5. Early education teachers should be eligible for sainthood.
  6. Vitamin C face serum is life-changing.
  7. I have the ability able to say no and not feel guilty. Sorry, not sorry.
  8. Having a plan for everything is extremely overrated.
  9. The Frank Sinatra station on Amazon Music is my favorite dinner prep music. I feel so classy chopping onions as Fly Me to the Moon floats throughout the kitchen.
  10. How I feel is directly related to how much water I consume.
  11. I am incapable of relaxing at home – there is just too much that needs to be done!
  12. It is possible to document life and not it interfere with the actual process of making memories.
  13. I haven’t highlighted my hair since March and I’m kind of digging the darker roots (and random grays!).
  14. Every day counts.
  15. New York City is still one of my favorite places.
  16. It took me 36 years but I love a good straight-up martini (no olive, please).
  17. Walking in the rain is invigorating.
  18. An afternoon at the ball park is nostalgic, entertaining, and good old fashioned family fun. Go Nats!
  19. Seemingly lame things can actually be amazing.
  20. I’m prettier when I smile.
  21. Hearing Jon Meachum talk about his newest book with Tim McGraw at a gorgeous venue made me want to attend more book tours.
  22. If it feels like someone is trying to sell you something, they probably are.
  23. Coffee tastes better in an ironic mug.
  24. Spending time outdoors with Clay is not only one of my favorite things to do but something that is necessary for my well-being.
  25. The Frank Sinatra station on Amazon Music is my favorite dinner prep music. I feel so classy chopping onions as Fly Me to the Moon floats throughout the kitchen.
  26. How I feel is directly related to how much water I consume.
  27. I am incapable of relaxing at home – there is just too much that needs to be done!
  28. Small town parades are better.
  29. It is possible to document life and not have the process interfere with the actual process of making memories.
  30. I haven’t highlighted my hair since March and I’m kind of digging the darker roots (and random grays!).
  31. Pho is healing.
  32. New York City is still one of my favorite places.
  33. It took me 36 years but I love a good straight-up martini (no olive, please).
  34. I’m not meant to appear effortless.
  35. Walking in the rain is invigorating.
  36. Things that make me happy are worthwhile pursuits.
  37. I’m prettier when I smile.
  38. Hearing Jon Meachum talk about his newest book with Tim McGraw at a gorgeous venue makes me want to attend more book tours.
  39. I am reaffirmed in my decision not to publicly post about my kids’ grades and/or standardized test performance – no one cares.
  40. Doing one load of laundry a day is the easiest way to stay on top of it.
  41. Speaking of which, separating light and dark loads is for the birds.
  42. I’m still bitter about not PCSing overseas.
  43. Striving for perfection is not only futile, it’s boring.
  44. The little things really do matter.
  45. Wine tastes even better with a sunset view.
  46. I love being in my 30s. I’m really digging this phase of life.
  47. Change is good.
  48. Trader Joe’s Organic Jalapeño Limeade makes the best margaritas.
  49. I can’t no longer handle roller coasters with loops. Super high drop, though? Bring.it.on.
  50. My kids aren’t me.
  51. Life’s too short to worry about what I look like in a swimsuit.
  52. Writing is therapy.

Scenes from the past 52 days {in no particular order}…

Colonial Williamsburg
Japapeno Margarita
The Anthem
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Winery at Bull Run
Nats Park
Girls Trip
Pho
Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade
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One thought on “52 Things I’ve Learned in 52 Days {in no particular order}

  1. LOL. I especially liked the repeats, too. I’m going to have to try listening to more Frank Sinatra when I cook…sounds like a good way to kick up my heels.

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