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Friday Favorites #15

Friday Favorites #15

Hi there! Friday again? I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Between bike riding, research, lectures, Bible study, kickball, friends, and just life, my energies have not been coming to this space quite as much as I would like. This weekend, I plan to […]

Friday Favorites #14

Friday Favorites #14

Coming off of day 12 of working and ready for sleeping in this weekend. Here’s a summary of what I’m loving this week! The Backstreet Boys Maybe I should be embarrassed about this, but oh well, I’m not. I still listen to “I want it […]

Friday Favorites #13

Friday Favorites #13

It’s my weekend to staff at the hospital, so have some fun for me, okay? 🙂

Here’s what I am loving lately:

This episode of If You Only Knew, a mini-series from the Happy Hour Podcast by Jamie Ivey.

I strongly encourage anyone with an eating disorder or curious about learning more about eating disorders to listen to this episode. Melanie describes her struggle with anorexia, the role it served in her life, how she recovered, and the role her faith has had in overcoming her struggle.

I frequently find myself calling on my own faith in those moments when I do not want to have a snack or before I walk in to the grocery store, and I testify that it’s made a major impact on my recovery. I also love how Melanie mentions that even years into her recovery, she has a “tribe” of friends/family that she is accountable to in the event that any backsliding occurs.

Fresh flowers in my apartment

My parents stopped by Trader Joe’s before leaving OKC on Sunday, and my mom suggested picking up some fresh blooms for my place. The weather has been gloomy this week, so the cheery blue and yellow blooms have been a source of joy.

Intention Setting

I talked about this on Instagram, but Tuesday was a particularly busy day for me. I walked Hope are the sun came up, and set an intention to be present throughout each activity I went through during the day. It made a difference, plus isn’t that shot of the Devon Tower pretty? Love this city.

Cultivar Mexican Kitchen

Think Chipotle, but elevated. All the food here is incredibly fresh, and they have a full bar as well. OKC folks, give it a try if you haven’t yet!

Shorter list this week- but I think it’s because I’ve been busy in the evenings with activities, so I’ll say that’s a good thing. Have a great weekend!

Friday Favorites #12

Friday Favorites #12

Good Friday and Easter weekend is upon us! I’m looking forward to resting and seeing my parents this weekend—they’re coming for the Easter holiday and to see Hope! My plans include my usual Saturday morning bike ride, taking Hope up to the dog park with […]

Friday Favorites #9

Friday Favorites #9

After a week off due to my move, I’m ready for a new round of Friday Favorites for you! I’m looking forward to this weekend: I plan to go with my old roommate to her wedding dress fitting, spend some time at the dog park, […]

Friday Favorites #8

Friday Favorites #8

Happy Friday, friends! This is my last Friday before returning to OKC. What is new in your corner of the world?

My new cardigan from Amazon ($25.98!): I saw this cardigan on LC Steele’s instagram account last week, and when I saw the price and that it was on Amazon (I see you Prime shipping!), I decided to order it.

100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs  I started this devotional this morning. I think it’s just what I need as I return to OKC, work, and start a new life for myself. I’m looking forward to seeing where I am at the end of the 100 days. Plus, I love Annie’s “That Sounds Fun” podcast.

If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey: I mentioned this book in my post on forgiveness, but I just finished it the other night and I cannot recommend it enough. Jamie openly shares her story and how she found freedom from her previous shortcomings—something I think we can all relate to!

Tulsa NEDA walk: Two days until the Tulsa NEDA walk. If you would like to join or support my team with a donation, go here and click either “register” or “donate” in the top right corner. My team name is “Hopeful” and the password is “Doodle”. I hope to see you February 25!

My latest artwork (inspired by this song!): I’m excited to put together a little gallery wall featuring my projects in my new apartment.

Bittersweet endings: No adult woman wants to admit that their life isn’t sustainable as is, take an extended leave of time from work, and move back in with their parents. However, for my health, I did it. And this time has been a special opportunity for me to spend extended time with my parents before their retirement. Additionally, my mom has held a special role in my recovery journey for the previous 18 months. As I move back to OKC next week, these chapters will close. It’s beautiful because I am healthy and viable and capable of “spreading my wings and flying”, but I also think any sort of ending is difficult. That being said, I know they won’t be able to stay away from Hope and that we will be texting and FaceTiming frequently.

That’s all for now! Share what you’ve been loving or what’s new with you in the comments.

Friday Favorites #4

Friday Favorites #4

Hi friends! How has your week been? Anything fun this weekend? I’ve had a great week–loving my mama being back, Hope is getting used to her new surroundings, the weather has improved, and I had a positive follow-up with my physician. Not too much planned […]