Well, it has been a hot minute since my last blog post but that’s just the norm around here at this point. It’s crazy to think that it has been almost 2 months of being home but 6-ish weeks of being unemployed. Like many other people, I was laid off from my full-time job and furloughed from my retail job. It sucked but honestly, it was a blessing in disguise. I’ve taken a lot of time to think of what I really want to do career-wise and it’s kind of nice having a fresh slate to work with. I’ve also had a lot of time to just relax, which was much needed. Below I listed some of the things I’ve been doing to keep me sane during the last few months!
Binge-watching movies & TV // Obvi a lot of people are binge-watching shows and movies during this pandemic because it’s probably the easiest thing to do. Spenser and I have watched all the Marvel movies in release order since I’ve never seen them all and I am now hooked. We also binged the last season of Schitt’s Creek and the ending was so perfect yet I cried through most of it. Last week, I started and finished Little Fires Everywhere and omg I need more like ASAP. We also had a Harry Potter movie marathon over the course of last week!
Working Out // At home workouts were never my jam until the quarantine. Every morning, I spend about 45 minutes working out and it has honestly kept me sane. My current workout obsession is The Sculpt Society by Megan Roup. I’m on day 11 of her 28-day challenge and I can already feel the change in my body. Before I started the challenge, I was alternating between her online classes and a YouTuber called MadFit. Spenser and I are also doing the 2-week ab challenge by Chloe Ting because we’ve been getting too ~comfortable~ over the course of our relationship. I am also doing this leg workout because I learned that my legs are the quickest area of my body to bulk when working out.
Self-care // Since I’ve been home and not going to work, I decided to stop wearing makeup for the most part and putting heat on my hair (except for the occasional blow-dry) and it’s honestly been much needed. I’ve been trying out some new skincare from The Ordinary to help with my rosacea and general redness and so far, so good! Maybe I’ll write a blog post about my skincare routine once I have it finalized!
Reading // A few weeks before the pandemic hit us, I picked up this book about Ted Bundy from Target and finally got around to finishing it three weeks ago. I also got a library card and have been checking out ebooks a lot lately! This book and this book were so good and I definitely recommend to anyone who loves a suspense/thriller book. I love the feeling of getting lost in a good book and it’s been very refreshing to have time to read again! Spenser and I also decided to start re-reading the Harry Potter books since we just finished our HP movie marathon.
Videogames // Animal Crossing: New Horizons is our current obsession. Enough said.
Moving, organizing, and cleaning // At the beginning of this pandemic, I moved in with Spenser!! It honestly just made sense for us at this point because my apartment lease is just about over and with us being home due to everything going on, it was easier to just say screw it, let’s live together. Not going to lie, moving in with a boyfriend in the midst of pandemic has been a wild ride. It has for sure strengthened our relationship while also tested it. I’ve spent the last two years living by myself and I’m someone who always enjoyed being alone and that has been my biggest struggle with moving in with Spenser. But I make time to be by myself and it’s nice when he goes into the office once in a while so I can have my alone time! And with moving and combining all our stuff, we have done a lot of organizing, cleaning, and donating/throwing away. You never realize how much shit you have until you move it for the third time in 3 years and then move in with someone 😅