Diary No. 3

I went bathing suit shopping for the first time in many, many years. And didn’t cry. I went to a pool party on Memorial Day and had to stop at home to get my bathing suits since I didn’t take them when I moved out. I’ve had one bathing suit I’ve worn the last few years, and it still fits, but I didn’t feel 100% comfortable. So I thought about getting a new one, and instead of getting a two-piece, I decided to get a one-piece. I haven’t had a one-piece since I was a kid but, hey, they’re coming back in style. I went to Target the other night—Josh came for moral support—and I think it’s a miracle the first one I tried on was the one I ended up getting.

I’ve stopped making my bed every morning. I used to make my bed every single day; maybe it was because it was really my only personal space when I lived at home and/or it was because for a year and a half I worked from home out of my bedroom. But for the past few months, I’ve stopped making my bed every morning, and guess what, the earth didn’t stop spinning. Maybe I’ll get back into the habit of making it every day, but for now, it’s not that big of a deal to me anymore.

I have Fridays off this summer. Last year, we had half-day Fridays, which were nice, and we thought we’d have that again this summer, but we got an email from HR before the Memorial Day weekend that said we’d have Fridays off instead. It’s been actually pretty nice so far, and it works out well for me because Josh has Fridays off so we can plan a few day trips this summer.

I really enjoy sleeping in a queen bed. Up until last fall, I had slept in a twin-size bed for my entire life, even when I lived at college. When I moved into my condo, I brought my twin with me, even though it looked so tiny in my large bedroom. My friend from work was looking to change her guest room into a home office, so she offered to give me the queen mattress and bed frame. And I absolutely love it. I fully take advantage of being able to spread out and sleep in the middle of the bed.

I very much value what I call my “24 Hours of No Human Contact.” I recently instituted this after just having a really long week that involved a lot of talking and socializing. These 24 hours happen over the weekend when I have the opportunity to just stay home and do whatever I want. I’ll still text throughout the hours, but I don’t plan on seeing anyone in person. I’ll usually go for a run, sit outside and read, and catch up on my shows; it’s nothing earth-shattering but having my own alone time helps me recharge, which is the introvert in me.


  1. Oh my gosh so much if this post resonates with me! I didn’t have a swin suit for at least 10 years until this fall. My work takes the students swimming every week so in March we were able to do that. I bough a swin suit in September that I really liked but after wearing it twice in March the straps just annoy me soooooo much so I got a new one haha although I am very much a two piece kind of girl. I don’t like how one pieces look over my body haha

    I didn’t used to make my bed every day until I moved out. Then, like you, it became my personal space. Now I just feel accomplished if I make it. Its part of the routine. I also have a queen and while I just sleep on one side, I love it too!

    I looooovvvveeeee days of no contact with people. I really need it sometimes. Today is that day for me. Im gonna go strawberry picking and to the gym but thats about it. And good thing too because I have a lot of work to catch up on haha

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    • Bathing suit shopping is something I absolutely hate doing but I’m glad I was able to find something.

      Enjoy your day of no human contact! I’m hoping to have one next weekend.

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      • I was really not looking forward to it when I had to buy. So I did online. Then the 2nd suit I went in store since I was morw confident that time haha

        And its been a lovely day! Hope you’ve been enjoying the weekend

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