Loving: the Christmas season. Christmas really seems to lose some magic when you don't have weeks off from school to soak it all in, but I've been enjoying all the lights and decorations and red Starbucks cups and general mirth. I even put a tiny light-up tree on my desk at work! WHO AM I?
Beauty product I'm loving: Hurraw Moon Balm. I ordered it on a whim last week because my lips have been super painfully chapped and not even my go-to lip products (Murad Pomegranate lip protector and Fresh Sugar lip treatment) had helped. Luckily, Moon Balm turned out to be amazing. It's thick and luxurious and smells like cookies! (COOKIES, people!) After just a few days, my lips are almost fully healed, and I am in love.
Listening to: A fine combination of "Rollout" by Ludacris ("What you got in that ROOM?") and Glee's cover of "Some Nights" by fun. Oh and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" on repeat on the el. Nbd.
Reading: NO SELF-HELP BOOKS. That's legit one of my December goals, ha. Instead, I'm halfheartedly reading Bossypants, which I started poolside in Florida last month (an ideal setting!). I like Tina Fey, but I've found Bossypants to be kind of meh so far. I wonder if I'll finish it, because I'm really great at getting halfway through a book and never picking it up again. #Englishmajorfail
Working on: Not absorbing other people's energy. I am a pretty sensitive, introverted person, so I tend to catch other people's feelings like a cold. And that's on a normal day. Being around them in the throes of holiday stress? Suddenly, I'm living in a powder keg and giving off sparks. So I've been researching some techniques to avoid taking on other people's emotions as if they're my own. Hello, protective bubble!