When your week starts out anxious, it’s hard to imagine it will get any better. You kinda just see everyday as a never-ending marathon and you’re just working to make it through. While the week started off bumpy and definitely got even bumpier in the middle. It took only a few key moments to turn it on its head. I finished the week feeling both accomplished and inspired and happy to tackle more.
Something that definitely kept me going through the bumpy parts of the week was the brand NEW puppy that’s been hanging around our office. We actually always have a few office dogs running around, but lately we’ve had this influx of puppies and I ain’t mad at it. This little guy’s name is Mamba, he’s 10 weeks old and he’s so freaking adorable that you just can’t even. His favorite pastime is crawling up into your loop and passing out in the crook of your arm so you see why he’s an 11 on the cutie scale. It makes it hard to get work done one-handed, but oh so worth the effort.
So there are always some key indicators of when I’m having my toughest days and one of them is to throw on a pair of onesie pajamas because you just don’t care. They’re comfy, warm, it’s basically like a hug in clothing form. I came home one particularly tough day this week and it was pretty much no shame as I threw these on and ordered way too much food from one of my favorite spots. If you don’t own a pair, I think you’re crazy and I suggest you go out immediately and find the perfect ones. DO IT.
Another momentary perk-up in my week was my first trip to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve definitely eaten by fair share of pastries from this local gem, I just never had been inside the VERY instagrammable storefront. I mean, neon signs, crazy cruffins and shoefie gold floors, how could you not go in person? I was clearly missing out. If you’re looking for a top shop that will give you some IG gold and crazy delicious creations, you should stop by… like immediately.
When your week starts off stressy and has some super stressy bits in the middle, it’s hard to think that anything will really turn it around. My coworker and I had been butting heads lately, more than usual and way more than I think either of us would have liked. Having been homies pretty much since I started, it sucked that in a few weeks, it felt like we were in this powder keg that was about to explode. So what did we do as bad-ass female career gals? We took the time out of our crazy busy schedules to sit down and figure things out during a long working lunch. We both came to the table ready to talk out all the issues and we came up with the perfect solutions for each problem along the way. It pretty much made my week 10 million times better.
I’ve been spending the past few weekends on the hunt for as many outdoor adventures as I can find. After a few too many weekends spent either drinking in a bar with friends or napping out on the couch, I just couldn’t shake the icky feeling that I was wasting time. Now, I’m not every against a midday siesta or a glass (or bottle(s)) of rosé with friends, it just felt like time to switch it up. This week, my boyfriend J.P. and I hiked our way to the German Tourist Club. We, of course, took this ambitious and intense route up to the club called the Dipsea Trail. After climbing up 1 BILLION stairs (actuality 680 steps) and hiking through the woods a bit, you arrive at this giant Austrian cabin in the middle of nowhere. It’s worth the trek just for the tree-filled view. Also, there’s a biergarten waiting for you when you arrive sooo… there’s something for everyone. 😉
After hiking, I had all this energy and excitement to go somewhere! Opting to skip a lot of our usual lunch spots in the city, we drove north even further to hit up a personal favorite spot in Inverness. Basically a 5 minute drive from Point Reyes, it’s home to the infamous Point Reyes Shipwreck and some REALLY awesome restaurants that feature a lot of fresh local ingredients from nearby farms.
One of my absolute favorites in the area is Saltwater. Being that close to the water, the seafood and oysters are pretty much unparalleled and I literally haven’t had a meal there that I didn’t really enjoy. Since we’re spending next weekend staying in Inverness, I fully expect to be eating more, if not every, meal at this spot. It was the perfect way to end the weekend.
Here’s hoping you go into the week thinking up a few of your own adventures!