This week flew by! Is it just me, or did the holiday long weekend make everything feel like life was on fast forward for the remainder of the workweek?!
Working from home during 9 months of the pandemic at my corporate job made me feel accustomed to it, but I’d be lying if I said I had a solid routine in place since I left my job. I thrive on routine, so I still do things like wake up at the same time, put makeup on, make our bed and drive the kids to summer childcare, but beyond that, my days vary so much. I love the flexibility of working when my mind is at its best and I love being able to have control of my day, but the transition has had its ups and downs.
I have to be so cognizant of my need for social interaction – I plan lunches and try to see friends weekly so I’m still getting the one-on-one interactions that really give me life. I spend a lot of time online for this job, and connecting with you all is so amazing and part of what makes me love what I do so much, but I need the face-to-face interactions that only close friendships bring to really be my best self. I used to get those from being in an office everyday so I have to prioritize and recognize how important it is for my mental health to see other humans (outside of my family, of course).
In full transparency, I’ve been struggling lately with understanding my adult ADHD diagnosis and how it has affected various facets of my life. When I was diagnosed last year, I was so focused on treating my anxiety, that until more recently, I didn’t really fully understand what ADHD was and some of the behaviors associated with it. The more I learn, the more I question whether I wish I had known sooner, or not?
A lot of things make more sense to me now…like how in college, I would write an amazing paper and stay up all night to get it done by the deadline because I did my best work under immense pressure. I understood why I sometimes just have to do something else while I’m brushing my teeth because if I don’t do it that second, I’ll forget. I understand some of my sensory issues more clearly (to light and sound). I understand why I have loads of clean laundry that sit around for days until they’re put away. I understand why I can never maintain all of the organizing projects I put in place and have to re-do them constantly. I understand why I have 30 internet tabs open at all times to remind me to “go back” to read or respond to something. I understand why I tend to interrupt people when they’re talking out of excitement and just not being able to quell that impulse. It’s just a lot to process…and it doesn’t change who I am, but it’s a lot to take in. One positive is I do feel more seen and validated now that I’ve watched a lot of content about ADHD – it’s nice to not feel alone in it.
Ultimately, I want to find the best solutions for me and at this time I just don’t know what they are. I’ve tried a couple of medications and I don’t know if I’ve found the best one for me and have never taken them with any consistency. Uncertainty is always an uncomfortable feeling for me to sit with. That was a bit of a brain dump, sorry. I just have a lot on my mind related to this and felt compelled to write about it.
Let’s talk Target new arrivals. So many good ones, but this top is too amazing not to share immediately. It’s fancy enough for date night or girls night, but casual enough to pair with denim shorts and sandals. It has a thick elastic at the front to make the top lay flat and the bodice has a ribbed texture that’s opaque. Overall very well made. I’m wearing a small.
SHOP THESE TOPS & FULL OUTFIT, HERE.
J.Crew is having a 30% off sale for kids clothing, here are my picks:
I am forever on a hunt for a mascara that will outdo my favorite, so I tried this new-to-me Maybelline formula this week and wow – it gave me such voluminous and long lashes. I almost can’t decide if it’s better than my longtime Maybelline favorite. I highly recommend it (I only use waterproof formulas, so I’m linking to the exact one I have). You can also get it on amazon, here. If you like thick, fluttery and voluminous lashes, this one’s for you!
I got these x-benches (gifted) from The Inside and I’m super impressed with the style and quality (this is not a sponsored post, btw). I styled them in various rooms of our home, but their final landing spot is in our family room. We love using them for propping up our feet while on the couch.
You can use code VERONABRIT50 for $50 off your order of $199 or more if you’re interested! X-benches are so versatile but The Inside has a ton of other products available in a large variety of designer fabric choices. I selected their mint cherry blossom fabric for our space and love the print/color they add in front of our ivory sofa.
I hope you have an amazing weekend!