Hello Friday! I couldn’t be happier that you are here. After logging an excessive number of hours at work this week, I couldn’t be happier about the weekend.
This weekend’s schedule is light but includes a 5k and a birthday lunch/dinner for my mother-in-law.
In true Friday fashion, here are my Friday Favorites for the week. All of the things made my smile at some point over this looooong week.
Friday Favorites #70
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
I briefly mentioned this book earlier this week but wanted elaborate a bit more because I loved this book.
Sweetbitter is a coming-of-age novel where the main character, and narrator, Tess, navigates the trials and tribulations of working at a popular restaurant in NYC.
Was I drawn to this book because I worked in the restaurant industry for years? Maybe. But it was such a good read that I think even those who don’t know the joys of working 12-hour shifts where everyone is weeded, will still enjoy the author’s story.
Consistency + Smallness via by Regina
This post had me feeling all of the feels (<– do people still say that??). It was like an open letter to Regina’s possible future kiddo about how to be successful or build a purposeful life.
My biggest take away came from this part of the blog post:
Consistency and small steps aren’t sexy. But anyone who has built anything worth anything in life has lived in a small, consistent, hard, ugly, grueling, confusing, wonderful place before. And not just for a day.
I’ve been in the inconsistent and big stage of my life (aka my 20s) and it wasn’t pretty. I was gunning for promotions and raises and bonuses and a future that wasn’t actually what a wanting. It was a future that was BIG but not fulfilling and not Emily.
Dos Amigos – Newburyport
Scott texted me on Wednesday right before I left work saying he wanted a burrito for dinner. You don’t have to ask me twice, my sweet husband. I was completely spent from working over 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday and in no mood to cook dinner.
SL had seen Dos Amigos when he was in Newburyport last week and recommended that we check this place out. I think this will be a staple in our restaurant rotation going forward.
There menu was full of different types of burritos, tacos and quesadillas and of course had chips and salsa.
I’ll end this post with what made me smile the most this week.
I love my niece to bits and seeing her smiling face can make even the most hectic week better.
Love you Grace!
I hope you all have a great weekend!