Hi, friends! It's Friday, and it has been a good and very full week. And now it is time for a late-breaking Fueled Up Friday! Are you ready? I'm ready. Let's start.
It is FALL here in Minnesota. Sixty degree weather, scarves, and apples. So many delicious apples.
We're going through about a dozen honeycrisp apples a week. I forget how good apples are this time of year, just like I forget how good nectarines are in the summer. Because we live in a frozen tundra where fruit is usually just underwhelming. But not right now--right now apples are showing off. Buy yourself some apples.
II. My Managing Your Energy Group
If you follow the facebook page for Cocoa and Cotton (you should) or my Instagram (@happy_healthy_hannaloraine) you saw me post about a group I'm running this week to share some tips about managing your energy throughout the day and week to avoid burnout and maximize productivity.
You guys, this group has been awesome. A bunch of friends, family members, and acquaintances jumped in wholeheartedly and have been trying things out, sharing their experiences, and totally making my week! I've gotten to know everyone so much better, learned new ideas, and had so much fun sharing what I've learned. It's been a raging success, blowing my expectations out of the water. There will be more of these on different topics, so be sure to follow along on social media so you don't miss the next one!
One of my good friends is a writer's assistant on the Netflix show Girlboss, and I felt like it was finally time to read the memoir that's based on. I love this book.
For those of you who haven't heard of it, #Girlboss is Sophia Amoruso's book about her own life--she is the founder of Nasty Gal, a mammoth clothing company that started as an eBay business where she sold vintage clothing from her bed. I don't so much relate to Sophia--she talks about how she used to eat food out of dumpsters, and she named her brand Nasty Gal, and school really wasn't her thing but making tuna salad at Subway really was (before she became a bigtime fashion mogul). But I really like her. I like her tenacity, and love her story and her message of get-shit-done-ness. Reading her story has been inspiring and motivating to me, and like all of my favorite books it is also funny. If you haven't checked it out yet and you're looking for some boss inspiration, check it out.
Have a truly wonderful weekend, lovelies. Talk to you next week.