1. Cooking, eating, and talking about Greek food: After trying Georges Greek Cafe last month I am so totally hooked on Greek food. I am loving the fresh crispness of a Greek salad with feta cheese, olives, red onions, and an olive oil dressing. Yummy!
2. Meg Jay's book and TED Talk: If you anywhere between 18 and 27 and feel a little lost in this world whenever you think about your career path or becoming an adult in the "real world," then you HAVE to read this book and watch this youtube video. It will help you to pinpoint your goals and will demystify the pivotal years ahead.
3. Speaking of TED Talks: You've probably heard of them but if you haven't... TED talks are 5 to 25 minute lectures (available for viewing here) that various people give about a topic of interest to them. Some of them you will totally disagree with, some of them you will enjoy, and some of them will change you. Here are a few of my favorites:
- The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
- The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame by Brene Brown
- Try Something New for 30 Days by Matt Cutts
- Your body language shapes who you are by Amy Cuddy
- The happy secret to better work by Shawn Anchor
4. Closet Cleaning: I love to thrift store shop to find unique pieces to experiment with my wardrobe. As a result, though, I now have a closet over stuffed with pieces that were bought on a whim (it's only 50 cents, how could I not get it?!). But these items don't necessarily fit or feel quite right. I am now determined to curate my closet to just have the things I know I will wear and feel good in. Last summer I updated to all uniform hangers and it really makes a huge difference and visually makes a closet look more inviting. Now it's time to weed out the excess (and stop buying for a while). This video really helped motivate me let go of the items that I know deep down I won't wear. Goodwill donation center, here I come!
5. The idea and practice of sharing meals with loved ones: I love cooking and food but it is so much sweeter when shared with others. I am dying to read Bread and Wine (by Shawna Niequist)!