Friday, October 7, 2022

5 on a Friday: Busy and Happy

 1: I love my new job so, so much. I feel like my brain is working again and I love it. I’m going to meetings and being asked my opinion and it’s just so wonderful. There are parts that are going to be hard, and I have SO MUCH to learn, but I feel like this was a good move. Also my office is in a literal mansion and they provide chef prepared lunch everyday so…

2: I’m listening to Soulless and it’s the most fun, delightful audiobook I think I’ve ever listened to. I’m so glad it’s a series because otherwise I’d be devastated to finish it. 

3: I have very specific coffee preferences, and I love this Reddi Whip sweet foam. It’s like whipped cream, but not whipped cream and it transforms your coffee into literal magic. So of course it’s only at one store. Which is why when I find it I stock up like an addict

4: I’m on a “wash 2-3 times a week” schedule and I’m really surprised how quickly my hair adjusted. I always thought people who said that were oily liars but turns out.. notsomuch! I even bought a shower cap. BUT. It didn’t solve, or I don’t think it solved, the problem of my hair falling out. I assumed it was connected to the awesome face full of acne I got at the same time (so unfair) but my hairdresser mentioned that people are losing a lot of hair post-COVID. Anyone else experience that? Or any tips on a face full of what I’ve self-diagnosed as hormonal acne? It hasn’t been this bad in years

5: Wrestling started!! Thank goodness. Water polo, volleyball, and soccer weren’t keeping us busy enough and I was SO BORED on Sundays (ha!) But this boy. This boy is happy. (And tired. And hungry.) 



  1. The new job sounds fantastic! Congrats!!

  2. I also have thinning hair and acne. WHAT THE HECK.

  3. Congrats on the new job!!
    Re: Acne. I thought I was also a victim of adult acne but...turns out it is rosacea. One of the clues was that I flush sometimes when I drink. I read a bunch about both conditions and one of the common treatment pathways is retinol (honestly it seems to be recommended for pretty much everything) and a good OTC retinol at bedtime has helped my skin a lot. Maybe try that?

  4. I had the flu pretty bad a few years ago and (a lot of) my hair fell out about 2 months later. It eventually came back, but I guess it's not uncommon when your body is under a lot of stress.