SPRING IS HERE IN NC! And really it's more like summer (80 degrees?!), but I'm SO happy warm weather is back nonetheless. Some new things have been developing lately in my teeny Raleigh bungalow and I thought I'd share!
+ Michael and I have started the Couch to 5k torture method which is becoming (SLOWLY) less torturous and more fun. I'm excited to be a person who maybe MAYBE enjoys running one day. Although I sprained my ankle on day 2, we're still going strong! I no longer resent those fabulous, tan, muscly people in neon shorts who run by the brewery. Instead, I AM one of those people (except I'm not tan and muscly and I run TO the brewery, not by it) Baby steps. Or leaps in this instance.
+ I am crafting up a storm and completely loving it. Besides painting lovely old dog portraits, I've been journalling more and recently started making my own greeting cards -- because it's FUN and FREE (the two best words, especially combined). I'm also making little logos for my friends with blogs, and so far I'm having a ton of fun with it! Trying to beef up my graphic design portfilio....
+ I GOT A JOB! A part time job, but a job nonetheless! I'm VERY excited by it and I can't wait to start. It's at a wine store and I'll be helping out the store with wine-y duties, as well as help them build their brand with new print and web graphics along with their social media sites. Cool! I'm excited to try all of their amazing wine too of course ;)
+ Maybe not totally interesting to anyone else BUT I've started a new skincare routine and am loving it. That's actually huge for me to say, seeing as I've struggled with very sensitive, break-out prone skin since I was 9. I kept hearing about these magical oil face treatments people are raving about lately so after a few days of research, I bit the bullet and clicked "purchase" online (the scariest and most exhilaratingly basic thing in the 21st century). I bought two oils -- a cleansing oil (Origins "Clean Energy" cleansing oil) and a moisturizing oil (Fresh Seaberry moisturizing oil). The cleansing oil smells like summer and takes off ALL my makeup which is pretty darn amazing. The moisturizing oil is a lovely layer to add after that. I use both before bed and nothing else all day. So far, I think this is the happiest I've been with my skin in a long, long time. Completely recommend it for anyone like me who's wanting to find something as close to magic in a skincare bottle as possible.