Happy Friday! Was this a long week for anyone else? It felt so long and exhausting for me and I encountered a lot of people who felt the same way. But the weekend is finally here and we can finally relax. I’m looking forward to lots of puppy cuddles!

Since I’ve been a little tired this week, this list is a little lackluster. I guess that’s how it goes, though. There are ebbs and flows for everything.

A low-energy week lead to a shorter inspiration list for the week, but I'd love to know what inspired YOU this week! // dreams-etc.com


Even though the week felt long, there were a lot of good things too. For this I’ll go with one of the smaller highlights, but still a highlight–grabbing a Nilla-Mint Latte from Misfit Coffee on my way into work one day. It’s a latte with subtle vanilla, rosemary and mint flavor and it’s the best thing ever.


Two videos from Dave Conrey that I thought were motivating for the start of a new year! He put them out earlier this year (maybe at the end of last year), but I just watched them this week.Β Just Call Me MasterΒ and How I Kill Procrastination.


Over the weekend I went through the takeout section on Damn Delicious and spent a few hours in the kitchen to make veggie lo mein, baked sweet & sour chicken, potstickers and cream cheese wontons. My recommendation is if you tend to cut back on sugar in recipes (I do!), don’t do that with the sweet & sour chicken as I found the vinegar taste to be a tad too strong. It was all so good! This meal and Bridget Jones’s Diary was the perfect night in and I highly recommend it.

Creative Pursuit of the Week

I realized that I haven’t actually read much this year, so my focus for the week was to spend some time reading each day. I guess it perfectly coincided with a low-energy week and it felt good to get some rest and “fuel” with reading. As Stephen King says, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

Tell me about your week! What have you been reading, watching, cooking, creating? What were some of the highlights?

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