First off, thanks for all of the kind, supportive comments on my post from Wednesday. It's always a little scary to publish posts like that, but it's so rewarding to read all the thoughtful comments.
I thought I'd close out the week with a little TGIF recap of the week!
The high of my week was booking a trip to Santa Barbara with Phil in February! I had a companion fare on Delta that I needed to use up so after a lot of discussion about what we wanted out of a getaway and a lot of research about which flights were most reasonably priced, we settled on a long weekend in Santa Barbara over Presidents' Day. I'm so excited! It looks like a beautiful area with lots of outdoorsy activities to do.
The low of my week was working 5 full days. Just kidding (sort of). I really didn't have any lows this week which is a good thing!
A blog post I loved was Caroline's post about being gutsy.
An article I loved was this article that Amber sent to me that talks about how we date these days and touches on the concept of not comparing our relationships to others.
A podcast episode I loved was all the episodes of the Start-up Podcast that I binge listened to this week. Nilsa recommended this podcast - it's a step-by-step series about establishing a start-up. I learned a lot about the start-up process when I getting my MBA but it's one thing to read about Angel investors and venture capital firms in a text book or case study - it's a whole other experience to listen to a first hand account of the process. This is totally fascinating and I highly recommend it!
For my workouts, I completed a shred workout on Monday, 4 mile dreadmill runs on Tuesday and Thursday, and a shred workout this morning (I'm doing the New Years Shred as I figured it would be good to have some extra motivation as I started the New Year).
The best money I spent was on the plane ticket and deposit on the condo we'll be renting in Santa Barbara! Eeks, can't wait for that trip!
My plans this weekend include a happy hour tonight with a bunch of people I used to work with at my first job out of college, and then another get together later in the night with some of Phil's friends (so much for saying yes less in the New Year!). Tomorrow I will get to use the cross country skis I bought last week as Courtney and I are going to brave the cold and hit the trails in the afternoon. In the evening we have a birthday bowling get together for a college friend of Phil's. Sunday should be low key as my only plans are a video chat with Nora in the evening. I intend to do some cooking and then hope to read and relax as much as possible!
What was the best money you spent this past week? Any fun weekend plans?